Love is patient; love is kind;
love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

In marriage, a couple becomes one in love before God. The Scottish Episcopal Church, through its ordained ministers, bears witness to and celebrates their pledge to live in love together before God.

Marriages in the Scottish Episcopal Church usually take place within a church and are conducted by priests according to the marriage rite. However, couples have freedom to create a unique and special occasion by working collaboratively with the priest to plan the wedding. This includes selecting readings, hymns and music.

To find out more about getting married in a Scottish Episcopal Church, you can search for a church and contact the priest.

In 2017, the canon law of the Scottish Episcopal Church changed to allow for the marriage of same-sex couples. Several priests in the diocese are registered to conduct marriages between people of the same sex. To find out more, please contact us.