Getting married at St John’s
We believe that marriage is a wonderful gift from God and we would be delighted to welcome you to the beautiful and historic setting of St John’s Church.
The church combines the best of a traditional setting and church building (which is over 200 years old) with a brand new adjoining parish centre and full modern facilities, including a sound and multimedia system, central heating and adaptable and flexible environment that can accommodate the service that you have in mind.
We can organise musicians, organists and flower arrangers or you can bring your own! Our campus is fully wheelchair and pram accessible, with disabled toilets and nappy changing facilities.
Support with planning the big day
One of the clergy team, who will lead the service, can help you choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers and advise on anything else you would like included. There are also facilities at to play your favourite music and to show family photos on a large screen.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact the church office in the first instance.
Banns of marriage
Banns are called on a series of three Sundays, usually consecutively, in the three months before the wedding. We normally publish banns as part of the notices at the 11am service. On these occasions those present are asked if there is any reason why the couple should not be married. You are welcome to come to hear your banns being read at any of the services and whilst it’s great to be able to welcome you, it isn’t compulsory.
If one of the couple live in the parish of another Church of England church, banns also need to be called there. In this case, a banns certificate from that church will need to be forwarded to St John’s after the third calling.
To view the list of fees for weddings and banns, please click here.
Find out more about getting married in the Church of England here >