Trinity Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Castine, Maine

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

Baptisms

DSCN2467By Baptism one is welcomed into the Church, into the family of Christ. In the Episcopal tradition, a person of any age may be baptized. There is preparation for baptism, including for the parents of infants and young children.

Baptisms take place during Eucharist, on particular Sunday mornings. This enables the Parish, the Church family, to share with sponsors, parents and godparents in the promise to support the baptized in their life in Christ. If there is a need, Baptism may occur on other Sundays.

Contact the Rev. Emily Blair Stribling, Priest-in-Charge, for further information and to arrange a baptism. Leave a message for her at Trinity Church (1.207.326.4180); call her at (1.207.359.2844); or email her at emilyblairstribling@gmail.com.

 

Weddings

Learning a bit about you, your reasons for wanting to be married at Trinity, and the date(s) you are considering are a first step.  Then, you will arrange a meeting with the priest to get to know each other, discuss marriage preparation requirements (one member of the couple must be baptized), and discuss preliminary ideas about your wedding ceremony.  If after that time together both the priest and the couple agree, we will proceed with reserving the church for your wedding and planning a program of marriage preparation.

Trinity Church does not have set fees for weddings.  We do ask that donations be made to the church and to the priest’s discretionary fund.  There designated fee for the services of the church organist is $250.00 for the initial consultation, rehearsal and the marriage service.  There are also designated fees for use of the parish hall and kitchen for a reception.  These will be discussed during the initial meeting with the priest.

For couples interested in being married at Trinity Church, contact the Rev. Emily Blair Stribling, Priest-in-Charge.  Leave a message for her at Trinity Church (1.207.326.4180); call her at (1.207.359.2844); or email her at emilyblairstribling@gmail.com.

 

Funerals and Committals

Arrangements for a funeral are made by the immediate family and close friends with the Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Emily Blair Stribling.  Traditionally baptized Christians are buried from the church.  The funeral liturgy is an Easter liturgy.  While not required, celebration of Eucharist bears witness to the promise of Resurrection.

Committal services may be arranged in conjunction with a funeral service or as a separate service (i.e., if a funeral service has been held elsewhere and burial is in the Castine area).

There are designated fees for the church organist’s services ($150.00) and for use of the parish hall and kitchen for a reception.  Donations to the church and to the priest’s discretionary fund are appropriate.

The Funeral Planning Form is designed so that those who wish may provide funeral and burial diretions to their family and friends.  The form can also be used by those making arrangemetns for a loved one who has died.

Funeral_Planning_Form

Contact the Rev. Emily Blair Stribling, Priest-in-Charge, for further information and to arrange a funeral or committal.  Leave a message for her at Trinity Church (1.207.326.4180); call her at (1.207.359.2844); or email her at emilyblairstribling@gmail.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church - Castine, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion