The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Marriage Information for Clergy from Outside Connecticut

All marriages: 

When requesting permission from the Bishop to perform a first marriage or the blessing of a marriage in the Diocese of Connecticut please include the following: 

  • The names of the couple
  • The wedding date
  • Location of the ceremony (If at a parish please give name and town. If not at a parish please also include address)
  • If the marriage is to take place in a parish please include a copy of your written permission from the Priest in Charge. (Note: If the marriage is to take place outside of a parish please notify the priest in charge of the nearest parish that you will performing a marriage in their neighborhood.) 
  • A copy of your written consent from the Bishop of the Diocese in which you are canonically resident unless you are officially licensed to officiate of marriages in Connecticut. 

Please indicate 

  • That the marriage is a first marriage for both parties or otherwise that neither has dissolved a previous marriage. 
  • That the couple has received premarital Christian counseling and by whom. 
  • Where the marriage will be registered. (You can register the marriage in your parish or a local parish. If you need contact information for a local parish, please request it in your letter) 

Remarriage (after dissolution of marriage): 

When requesting permission from the Bishop to perform a remarriage or the blessing of a remarriage in the Diocese of Connecticut please: 

  • Follow the requirements for remarriage of your diocese. 
  • Follow the requirements listed above for all marriages, but indicate that the marriage is not a first marriage.