Scripture Verse

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

— St. Matthew vi:19, 20, Offertory Sentence for Holy Communion

Epiphany Lessons & Carols

Only 24 days until Epiphany Lessons and Carols, sung by the Choir of Men & Boys. People of all faiths are welcome, and there is no charge for admission; however, the proceeds of a freewill offering will go to the Christ Child Society of Baltimore. A reception will follow the service, which will last approximately 45 minutes. If you would like to receive email reminders of upcoming Evensongs and other Choral Services, send an email to the Choirmaster at choirmaster@ststeve.com.

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

If you wish to hold a baptism, wedding, or funeral at St Stephen’s, you should contact Happy Riley, the Director of Pastoral Care, either by phone at (410) 560-6776, or by email. A schedule of fees is included here for your planning purposes. Note that the Parish Hall may be rented for receptions or other appropriate activities, and that the Parish Hall furnishings (tables and chairs) may be rented for off-site use.

Baptisms

Occasion Fee
At regularly scheduled services Gratis
At a private ceremony Fees by arrangement; please call the Parish Office

Once you are ready to proceed with the Baptism, you will need to fill out the Information Sheet for Baptisms.

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Wedding Ceremonies

Item Parishioners or
Friends of St Stephen’s
Non-Parishioners
Service (includes set-up/clean-up of facility and grounds; flowers and decorations not included) $200 $300
Rector’s Fee & each additional Priest $200 $300
Organist’s Fee $200 $300
Rehearsal Fee (Optional) $50 $100

Once you are ready to proceed with the Wedding, you will need to fill out the Information Sheet for Holy Matrimony.

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Funeral Services

Item Parishioners or
Friends of St Stephen’s
Non-Parishioners
Service (includes set-up/clean-up of facility and grounds; flowers and decorations not included) $100 $200
Rector’s Fee & each additional Priest $200 $300
Organist’s Fee $200 $300

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Receptions

Receptions in conjunction with weddings and funerals may be held at St Stephen’s. The cost per hour is $100. All receptions must be catered to comply with Baltimore County Board of Health regulations. The Parish Hall accommodates 100 persons.

Outdoor receptions require a meeting with Buildings and Grounds.

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Hall and Furnishings

The Parish Hall is available for appropriate activities. Determination of appropriateness will be made by the Director of Pastoral Care or, ultimately, the Rector.

Hall Rental Time Frame Parishioners or
Friends of St Stephen’s
Non-Parishioners
Weekdays (Monday through Thursday) $60/hour $75/hour
Weekends (Friday through Sunday) $100/hour $100/hour

The table and chairs in the Parish Hall are also available for rental for off-site use. All tables accommodate 6-8 persons. A $100 deposit is required, and all pick-ups and returns must be done by the renting party.

Item Fee
6′ rectagular table $25
8′ round table $35
set of four chairs $10

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