Marriages

We believe in committed lifelong partnerships of promise for couples, whether of the opposite or the same sex.  Christians are called into community and into relationships that express the love of God in a lifelong bond of mutual support and fidelity.  When a couple desires the blessing of their promised and faithful covenant, a priest on our parish staff will work with them to prepare both for the lifelong union they intend and for the ceremony where that union is celebrated and blessed.

At Christ Church we see the preparation and celebration as an opportunity for the couple to come closer to God and grow in faith.  Our policy is that at least one party to the marriage be or become a member of Christ Church.  Pastoral consideration is given for adults who grew up at Christ Church and now live at a distance from Wilmington who are coming "home" to be united in marriage.

For a copy of "Holy Matrimony at Christ Church," click here.

We ask for a six-month preparation period in order to complete the necessary counseling and planning.  The first step in making a request for a ceremony at Christ Church is to contact Sherry Lawton-Fasic by filling out this contact form.

When individuals join lives, they build one common, shared life.  Planning for the future, the couple should design a will to specify the use of material assets that are brought to the marriage.  For information on creating a will or considering a planned gift, click here.