Weddings at St. John’s

Thank you for your interest in having a wedding at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Congratulations on your decision to get married – the next beautiful step in your love and commitment to each other!

This page has all the information you need to consider whether or not St. John’s might be a good place for you to have your wedding. To begin with, we see marriage as a sacrament of the church intended for all couples—same-sex, heterosexual, and non-binary folk–wishing to make the ancient vows the Church prescribes. Because we see a wedding as a Christian worship service, we have the following requirements:

  • At least one person in the couple must be an active member of St. John’s or closely related to a member, or willing to become a member before beginning premarital preparation at the church. In rare circumstances, or for significant pastoral reasons, the Rector may make an exception to this guideline.
  • The couple must agree to premarital counseling, consisting of about three meetings with the Rector, and 3-4 additional meetings with a trained marriage therapist, at the couple’s expense
  • John’s uses the existing wedding liturgies of the Episcopal Church
  • The readings and music will be approved by the Rector, and appropriate for a Christian worship service
  • Weddings are usually held on Saturdays, between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and should be set at least 120 days in advance. You will also need to obtain a Hennepin County marriage license at least one week before the service.

All-in-one fee

St. John’s has a single comprehensive wedding fee that incorporates a clergy honorarium, music by the music director, altar guild, custodial, and other services. The fee is currently $750 for St. John’s members and $1,000 for non-members. Members are actively involved in the St. John’s community and have made a financial pledge or commitment to the church.

Receptions

You can also book the Parish Hall for your reception and arrange for outside catering services. For more information about building rentals contact our Parish Administrator.

Sundays at St. John’s
Sundays at St. John’s

Quiet and reflective? Traditional or contemporary? Geared toward adults, or children? The answer is yes, we hope, to all of the above.

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Our Location

St. John's Episcopal Church
4201 Sheridan Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Phone: 612-922-0396
Email: info@stjohns-mpls.org

Sunday Worship Schedule

As we continue to navigate these unusual times, please go here to see what our current service schedule is!

Check our calendar here for a daily schedule of events.

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

The current ministry schedule is available to all lay ministers by clicking on the Ministry Scheduler Pro link below:

Find weekly lectionary readings here.

Worship Events
September 23, 2021
  • Noonday Prayer

    September 23, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Via Zoom. Check our Thursday e-news for link.

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September 26, 2021
  • Sunday Services and more!

    September 26, 2021

    9am Service (Children's Chapel available)
    10am Social Time/Civil Conversations series/Sunday School
    11:15am Service (note new time!)

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September 30, 2021
  • Noonday Prayer

    September 30, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Via Zoom. Check our Thursday e-news for link.

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