Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between two people in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church, it is required that at least one of the parties is a baptized Christian, that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses, and that the marriage conform to the laws of Colorado (see link) and the Canons of the Church (PDF).
Ascension is blessed with a beautiful, historic church which makes it a wonderful setting for a wedding. We welcome those who wish to be married in a setting like ours. We offer several options for marriage in the church. 1) You can use the church to have a Christian marriage of any denomination (bringing in a licensed Christian pastor or priest to preside over the service). 2) You can be married by our clergy in an Episcopal Celebration of Christian Marriage. Both services require fees for use of the Church and Parish Hall, use of clergy and use of the musician (fee schedule). Weddings are not normally celebrated in the church during the season of Lent (from Ash Wednesday through Easter Day). If our clergy are to perform the marriage, the bride and Groom must also meet with the clergy over several sessions before a marriage is performed. Those who have been previously married twice or more before this marriage must also get permission by the bishop to be married by our clergy. More information can be found in the Wedding Information & Policies below.
Wedding Fees & Forms:
Please read over the Wedding Information, Policies, Fees and Reservation Form BEFORE calling to schedule an date for your wedding. A deposit must be paid before the date will be reserved.
In most cases, a member of the clergy will be called when a person is near death or has died. Those who request a visitation, support at the time of death, or Holy Unction (commonly known in the Roman Catholic Church as “Last Rites”) should contact the clergy directly or the parish office. The Pastoral Care Commission is also available for non-emergency needs.
Arrangements for funerals usually involve a variety of people including family, clergy, funeral home personnel, altar guild, parishioners who arrange receptions and others – all of the scheduling is initially coordinated by the Parish Administrator.
Ascension Church offers a holy, peaceful and final resting place in the columbarium located on the church grounds adjacent to the parish hall (information here). Inquiries about the columbarium should be directed to the Parish Administrator.
Funeral Fees, Forms, and Information: