Holy Baptism is a response to God’s great love for us. We recognize that great love in a special way when we welcome a baby into the world and into our lives. It is a way to reaffirm God’s renewing presence on the world.
A parent desiring baptism for their child should contact the Rev. Thomas Skillings to arrange a time to meet and discuss baptism. We normally expect that the parents will be active members of St. Paul’s, or in special circumstances practicing members of another Christian Church.
Four dates are usually set apart especially for baptism: The Sunday after All Saints Day (First Sunday in November), The Feast of the Baptism of Jesus (normally the second Sunday in January), The Great Vigil of Easter (the Saturday before Easter), The Feast of Pentecost (seven weeks after Easter). A fifth date, in late summer, is often set as well.
For more information, please contact: The Rev. Thomas Skillings
A Christian Marriage
In the Episcopal Church marriage is a sacrament. That means that we see the commitment two people make to each other in marriage reflects God’s deep love for us. People who seek to be married in a church usually have a sense of the sacred nature of the promises they are making. In a Christian marriage the partners seek to know and reflect the presence of Christ in their life together.
Preparation for Marriage
Preparation for marriage usually consists of five meetings with one of the clergy to discuss the blessing, challenges and commitments of marriage.
The Wedding Celebration
Saint Paul’s celebrates weddings according to the Book of Common Prayer. It is important to realize a wedding is also a worship service. The selection of readings, prayers and music is done in consultation with the clergy and parish director of music.
Weddings are not generally celebrated during the season of Lent (the six weeks leading up to Easter).
Please contact The Rev. Thomas Skillings or (650) 348-4811 to discuss your upcoming wedding and whether St. Paul’s is the right church for your ceremony.
Major life transitions are moments when we are particularly aware of God’s grace.
Our liturgies are grounded in the Book of Common Prayer, but there is great flexibility in the readings, prayers and music.
When you contact us one of the clergy will meet with you to offer care and assist you in creating a service of joy and dignity.
Please contact The Rev. Thomas Skillings (650) 348-4811 for more information.
The St. Paul's Columbarium and Cloister Garden is a place for rest, prayer and reflection. The Columbarium & Garden was blessed on February 6, 2005, and is open to parishioners and their families, as a safe and perpetual haven for their remains on the grounds of the church.
If you are interested in learning more about the St. Paul's Columbarium, please contact The Rev. Thomas Skillings (650) 348-4811.
Event Space Rentals
St. Paul’s reserves its space for spiritual, parishioner and community programs and does not make its space available for non-church commercial events. St. Paul’s has several spaces of different sizes available for rental - including recently renovated Foote Hall (pictured below) with space for 150, draped stage, PA system, a large commercial kitchen nearby and classroom space upstairs. Parish Hall has ADA accessible bathroom and wheelchair access.
Please check our calendar to view our existing space commitments. For information on availability and cost please contact our church office at (650) 348-4811.