FAQ

We  hope that the following section answers some of your questions about our church.   If you don’t find the information you’re looking for please call the Parish office at 718-625-4126 or email us at info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

The clergy are most eager to speak with anyone regarding Holy Baptism as the entrance into the Christian Faith and life. The best way to begin is to contact a member of the clergy via telephone: 718-625-4126, or email: info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

Regarding infant baptism: The rite of Holy Baptism does involve promises “to continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers,” and parents and godparents also promise to “see that the child they present is brought up in the Christian Faith and life”; therefore at least one parent must be a practicing parishioner of a local church. If that is not yet the case, know that the clergy would be happy to speak with parents about establishing active church participation here in St. Paul’s congregation.

The clergy are most eager to speak with anyone regarding Holy Matrimony as it is set forth in this Church’s Book of Common Prayer. The best way to begin is to contact a member of the clergy via telephone: 718-625-4126, or email: info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

Because the Church is the Community of Christians and not a building or venue, being “married in the Church” speaks primarily of celebrating marriage in the context of the Christian community, be it gathered in a sacred building or some other fitting place. The Church recognizes and honors non-Christian, even “secular” marriages.” To be “married in the Church” at least one of the couple must be a baptized Christian.

Marriage ceremonies solemnized at St. Paul’s follow the provisions of The Episcopal Church.

Christian Marriage is understood to be a “life-long union,” and therefore if there has been any previous marriage the matter must be addressed fully with the priest, and only with the petitioned permission of the Diocesan Bishop may the matter proceed. (There is no fee nor formal “tribunal” involved, but the process may take a few months to accomplish, and does not guarantee the bishop’s consent.)

St. Paul’s does not have a parking lot. Meter­less street parking is available.

Yes. Subway F and G trains at the Carroll Street Station are a safe, two­block walk away, likewise the Court and Smith Street busses. Taxis are frequent and easy to hail on Clinton Street.

St. Paul’s attractive Parish Hall is available for single-event rental when not in use by parish and neighborhood organizations. The Hall seats 100, and is equipped with tables and chairs, two restrooms, and a kitchen. It is not air conditioned. Nighttime parties are not allowed. For further information regarding fee schedules and date availability, please contact through the church office.