Event Planning

The information below describes the events and includes necessary forms and documents. All forms are also located on the forms page.

WEDDINGS

benchWe are honored to be considered for your wedding. The Episcopal Church is governed by Canon Laws and Diocesan policies governing the Blessing of Holy Matrimony in the Parish. Please note that one of the persons to be married (or one of his/her parents/grandparents) must have been an active member of Saint Andrew’s for at least six (6) months prior to contacting the Parish about the marriage.

All weddings must be approved by the Rector before any wedding date is reserved & deposit accepted.

 

 FUNERALS

Saint Andrew’s Church will assist you in making decisions for a beautiful and meaningful funeral service. All arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with the officiating priest. In the Episcopal Church, a funeral is a celebration of resurrection.

Baptized Christians are properly buried from the church. The service should be held at a time when the congregation has the opportunity to be present. The following pages are designed to facilitate the planning of a funeral during difficult times. Copies of your plans may be kept at the parish office at your request. “Funeral” refers to a service with a casket or urn present. “Memorial” refers to an identical worship format without a casket or urn. This customary is intended to provide guidance for funerals and memorial services. Please use the “Funeral Planning Form” to record your funeral instructions.

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SAINT ANDREW’S COLUMBARIUM

The word “columbarium” comes from the Latin word “columbary”, which is a structure for the nesting of doves – the dove being the symbol of God’s spirit and peace. The related word, columbarium, refers to a burial vault for the containment of urns holding cremated human remains. It is an old term and an old tradition used for centuries here and abroad. What are the benefits? Families who chose cremation for their departed loved ones rather than conventional burial will find Saint Andrew’s Columbarium a wonderful option – dignified, convenient, and affordable. In addition, Saint Andrew’s Columbarium is very convenient for memorial services.

  •  Learn more about Columbariums and view the Application for Inurnment Rights to Space(s) in the Columbarium of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church as well as Rules, Policies, and Regulations of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the Columbarium Information packet: Columbarium Information Packet 02172017
  • View the layout of the Columbarium Niches: niches-reserved-wpd

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PLANNING AN EVENT -PROPERTY-FACILITY USE

Please note that all scheduling will be coordinated through the Parish Administrator or 979-822-5176

CHURCH PHOTOS:

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Sharp Meeting Room (Downstairs)