The fees detailed below simply cover the various expenses.
Officiating Priest’s Honorarium: $300
(If assisting clergy are needed/requested) $100/each additional clergy
One of the Saint Michael organists will play the organ for the service. (Professional musicians (instrumentalist or soloist) may be hired by the Church at your request – fees range upward from $150 per person. Saint Michael does not normally allow outside musicians to sing or play at funerals. Any exceptions must be discussed with and approved by the Director of Music.)
Altar Flowers: $700 Church/ $300 Chapel
It is customary to provide flowers for the worship space. The Church contracts with My Secret Garden/Terry Inman for our flower arrangements. Our Flower Guild Chair will be in touch with the family to find out their wishes for the arrangements. Enhancements to the flowers may exceed the prices listed here. All altar flowers remain in the worship space after the service. Payment will be arranged directly with the florist.
Printed Order of Service: $100
There are two options: a simple card with the order of service or a tri-fold bulletin that will contain the liturgy. Because of the nature of the liturgy and the amount of space available on the printed page, there is no alteration to the bulletin. Any pictures, obituaries, poems, etc. may be printed by the family and be available during the reception.
Ministry Support: $400
The dignity and function of each service includes the involvement and skill of many people, some seen and some unseen.
Reception in the Parlor/Garden Cloister: $200+
This charge helps to offset the cost of hosting your reception. The Church will furnish the space appropriately, and provide linens for the tables, iced tea, lemonade, and water. Fees increase $100 per 100 guests. We have suggested caterers that we work with and happy to pass along that information.
Audio/Video Recordings of the service are available upon request for additional fees.
Payments go directly to the Priest and Florist. Remaining fees are paid directly to Saint Michael and All Angels. All payments should be made prior to the service.