We at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury rejoice with you as you plan your wedding and pray that it will be a significant, sacred and joyous occasion. Thank you for your interest in being married in our church. Please read below to learn more about how we approach scheduling and preparing for weddings.
The Rev. Cathlin Baker, Pastor of the First Congregational Church, acts as the lead officiant of all weddings at our church. Wedding ceremonies at our church are Christian services, and within that tradition, every effort is made to include elements that reflect the spirit of the couple. Rev. Baker prefers to meet at least three times with a couple for marriage counseling and wedding planning. Couples are encouraged to begin meeting with the minister at least six months before the wedding. If there are other clergy or licensed officiants you would like to include you may speak to Rev. Baker directly about if and how she can find an appropriate role for them.
We hope that your wedding will be meaningful and memorable and that you will come to consider this church your home.
We encourage you to schedule your wedding at your earliest convenience. Typically, couples contact us twelve to eighteen months prior to their wedding date. Please contact the Office Administrator who will confer with the minister about her availability as well. She can be reached at 508-693-2842. The summer months of July and August are very difficult to schedule weddings due to the many annual events conducted by the congregation.
Once you have scheduled your wedding and submitted your church deposit, we encourage you to contact our Music Director as early as possible, to request and schedule his involvement.