A joyous part of some Sunday morning services at St. John’s is Baptism. At these times the full community of faith participate in the rite and welcome the newly baptized into the body of Christ.
A Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which we are adopted as God’s children and made full members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the Kingdom of God. At baptism in the Episcopal Church, we publicly renounce evil, accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and are welcomed into the church community. Young children are baptized in order to bring them to full membership in the church family, with parents and sponsors making the necessary promises in their behalf.
Planning your wedding is an exciting time as you prepare to celebrate a sacramental union. St. John’s is an open congregation and the rector is pleased to host traditional and same-sex weddings. Wedding Guidelines (PDF)
Funerals and memorial services can be easily arranged by contacting the church office at (413) 584-1757 . Clergy are available to meet with the family before the service to discuss the details of the liturgy, select readings, and music.
We encourage you to hold your service at St. John’s but are able to accommodate funeral home services if necessary. It is always appropriate for family members to designate gifts, in lieu of flowers, to St. John’s Church or another charitable organization.
The fees for non-members (Active and pledging members should check with the parish office for fee schedule.)
No one is ever denied the services of the clergy and the church for lack of funds.
- Church – $200
- Clergy – $250
- Organist – $200
- Sexton – $100
- Altar Guild – $100
- Clergy at funeral home service – $200
- Clergy at graveside service only – $150
Checks can be made out as follows:
- Church – St. John’s Episcopal Church
- Clergy – To the clergy performing the services
- Organist – To the organist performing the services
- Sexton – To the sexton performing the services
- Altar Guild–St. John’s Episcopal Church, memo: altar guild