Honorarium Guidelines

An HONORARIUM, as defined by the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is “a payment for a service (such as making a speech) on which custom or propriety forbids a price to be set.”

Custom dictates that an honorarium is given to the priest, group and others for their involvement in a church service such as baptisms, weddings or funerals.  St. John’s does not dictate the amount each person should give.  Instead, we allow each person to prayerfully consider what they feel is right based upon their own experience and financial situation.

Please use the amounts below as a general guideline for honorariums here at St. John’s Church.

BAPTISM – $50

WEDDING

Priest – $100

Lector – $50

Organist – $50

Cantor – $50

Musicians – $50

Altar Servers – $20 each

MARRIAGE BLESSING – $50

FUNERAL

Priest – $100

Lector – $50

Organist – $50

Cantor – $50

Musicians – $50

Altar Servers – $20 each

GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICE – $50

FUNERAL MEAL PROVIDED BY THE ST. JOHN’S LADIES GUILD – $100