SPECIAL EVENTS AT ASD
All Saints Dallas is an Anglican Mission church in the heart of Dallas founded upon the three streams; Scripture, Sacrament and Spirit, and rooted in Biblical teaching and the Anglican tradition. We exist to experience the transforming presence of God together and to extend his radical love as we partner with God in his salvation of the world. No matter who you are, or where you come from, we invite you to join us as we seek to live in God's presence and live out His love.
All Saints Dallas Events Policies Summary Page
1. Currently All Saints Dallas schedules marriages, funerals and other events for members, family of members, and participants only. Each event is subject to approval.
2. All liturgical events are to be officiated by All Saints Dallas Clergy. Honorariums for the Clergy are left up to the individual. If interested, please see the full honorarium guidelines in the checklist guide.
3. Alcohol Consumption: Alcoholic beverages may be served at All Saints Dallas events only with prior approval, and if presided over by a Board and/or Staff member during the event.
4. All events at All Saints Dallas held outside of normal business hours are required to have security present for the full duration of the event, at the expense of the host.
How to Schedule a Wedding at All Saints Dallas
The Celebration & Blessing of a Marriage
Marriage is one of the Christian rites that the Anglican 39 Articles say are “commonly called sacraments.” St. Paul calls marriage a “mystery” or “sacrament” and says that the union between a man and a woman in marriage points to the union of Christ and His Church.
We are delighted to offer weddings at All Saints Dallas and consider it a joy and a privilege to minister to families from our parish through the mystery of marriage. As with all our sacraments and ministries, All Saints Dallas provides oversight for all weddings that take place in our church and a member of our clergy presides at every wedding ceremony. The process of having a wedding at All Saints Dallas consists of the following steps:
1) Share your desire to be married with the Facility & Event Coordinator, who will provide you with a form to complete. This form contains prices for each aspect of the wedding and parts of our premises you might be interested in utilizing. At this time, you should also check with the Facility & Event Coordinator regarding available dates for the ceremony.
2) Once the Facility & Event Coordinator receives the completed wedding request form, a member of the All Saints Dallas Clergy will review the request. At this point the Clergy may request additional information. After this process is complete and the Clergy member has approved the request, your event will be added to the church calendar, reserving that date pending the completion of the items below.
3) The Clergy member will then reach out to the couple interested in getting married at All Saints Dallas to discuss the Christian Doctrine of Marriage, Pre-Marital Counseling, Godly Judgment, if one or both have been married previously, and details of the ceremony. During this conversation, the following will be addressed:
a) What is permitted in the sanctuary and in so doing will represent the Altar Team and pass on any requests to the Altar Team.
b) The ceremony as it appears in The Book of Common Prayer, page 423. Any deviations from the rite must be discussed and approved by the Senior Pastor.
c) In order to proceed the couple must receive pre-marital counseling. They may do this through All Saints Dallas or via outside counseling, If the couple chooses outside counseling the provider will need to write a note to the Senior Pastor stating that the course has been completed.
d) Lastly, if the couple wishes for an outside minister/pastor to assist in the marriage ceremony, this request must be approved by the Senior Pastor, and they must have a conversation with the assisting clergy to discuss the details.
How to Schedule a Funeral at All Saints Dallas
The Burial of the Dead: Rite II
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised. The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We are honored to serve those at All Saints Dallas and consider it a profound privilege to minister to families in their grief. As with all our sacraments and ministries, All Saints Dallas provides oversight for all funerals and memorials that take place in our church and a member of our clergy presides at every service.
The process of arranging a funeral or memorial at All Saints Dallas consists of the following steps:
1) Connect with a member of our Clergy to let them know of your family’s situation. The Clergy will coordinate a meeting with you to discuss necessary details. The Clergy will notify the Facility & Event Coordinator, who will email you our informational Funeral and Memorial packet prior to your meeting. The date and time will be confirmed during this meeting.
2) If the family wishes for an outside minister/pastor to assist in the service, this request must be approved by the Senior Pastor, and then the Clergy will connect with the assisting clergy to discuss the details of the service.