Our understanding of Christian marriage is that it is a covenant or sacred promise among three parties: the two who are getting married, the witnesses (your guests), and God. Here at the First Congregational Church of Rockport, we offer a Christian wedding ceremony within the United Church of Christ tradition with prayers, readings, and music as well as your vows and exchange of rings. We marry members and non-members and unite both heterosexual and same-sex couples. 

Our church, located in the heart of Rockport, is a wonderful example of colonial architecture. It is a beautiful place to be married with tall clear windows that let in the outside light, filling the sanctuary with warmth and the natural beauty of our coastal village. 

All couples meet with our pastor, Rev. Derek, at least three times before their wedding. During these visits he will get to know the two of you individually and as a couple. You will also spend time with our music director, Phil, to plan the music for the ceremony. Together the four of you will craft a wedding ceremony that will be uniquely yours.  

“When planning our wedding we met with Reverend Derek and Phil, the music director, who helped us plan an amazing ceremony which was spiritual, reverent, lighthearted and filled with great joy.”  

For a schedule of rental fees and honorarium for the pastor, church musician, and sexton, please contact the church office at or 978-546-6638.