Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. Whether you're just dreaming of a church wedding, or well into the planning already, here at St John’s we want to help and support you.
We want to make your wedding personal and memorable for you. St John’s is a special place and there are some things about a wedding at this wonderful church that you just can’t get anywhere
St John’s offers outstanding beauty. This beautiful ancient building is one of the most stunning wedding venues around, being a Grade 1 listed building, with grounds to match. Imagine all the couples who have married in this church, some of whom may well be your family. You can feel you’re becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan, by marrying in the same place as your relatives. We know these sorts of connections can make your day even more special.
- You do not have to be baptised or christened to be married in church, a wedding in St John’s will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance.
- The Vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They will blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding will be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
- We encourage you to be involved in making choices about your ceremony. Just discuss with the Vicar what your hopes and dreams are for the service and we’ll see what we can do to help! To find out more about music, readings and the ceremony visit
- Finally, St John’s church can simply seem like the proper place to get married. St John’s can be described as 'peaceful', 'serene', or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.
St John’s is a special place for that special day!
So what next?
An appointment is made so that you can both book the date and go through some legal issues
At this first meeting, you will need to bring the following:
- Proof of ID - Passport/ Driving Licence / Birth Certificate.
- Proof of Address - Utility Bill or other similar letters.
- If you have been married before then either a Decree Final or Death Certificate (if you have been widowed). The vicar will need to see this before your Banns can be read.
- If you have had a change in name or gender then you will need to bring with you the appropriate legal documentation.
- £100 non-returnable deposit (Cash or Cheque).
The vicar will explain what happens next and is there to answer any questions that you may have, including fees and charges.