The Sacrament of Marriage

Getting married is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life together.  Much has gone into your relationship already to bring you to this point, and the parish community of St. Barnabas is honored to help you celebrate your wedding.  As you come to the Church seeking to be married, you are asking God to enter into your relationship and bless your union together. St. Barnabas is an ideal place for such a celebration: the wedding liturgy and the sacredness of our parish church provide a wonderful beginning for couples beginning their lives as husband and wife.
The first step in the marriage process is a meeting with the Rector, Mother Meredith Kefauver Olsen. Weddings do require premarital counseling and this must be completed at least 60 days prior to the wedding, so it is always best to meet with the Rector 6-12 months in advance of your desired wedding date.  To arrange this meeting, you may email Mother Meredith or call the parish office (410-489-2800). For more details on weddings at St. Barnabas, you may download our Wedding Customary below.