Unlike some ‘wedding venues’, a Church wedding means making your commitment to one another before God. We are here to help, advise, and prepare you for your big day in anyway we can. For the Church, a wedding is not something done for profit, but rather a sacrament in which man and woman are united together. This has many advantages, not least as the clergy will treat you as individuals to be guided and cared for. Also, they are there to help you not only before your wedding but afterwards as well. In a Church wedding there is no pressure of time, as we will ensure that the service, whilst using the form of service set by the Church of England, will reflect you and your spouse.
You are entitled to be married at St John’s if one of you:
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- was baptised in the parish concerned or
- was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months.
Or that one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months.
Or that one of your parents or grandparents was married in the parish.
The best way to discern this is to contact the Vicar. If you have been married previously, and still have a living spouse, then St John’s keeps the tradition of not allowing remarriage, but we are very happy to offer couples a service of prayer and dedication.
More information can be found on the Church of England Wedding Page