We are delighted that you are exploring having your wedding at St.Johns!

The good news is that in most cases this is possible!

If you wish to register your interest or enquire further then

please email Nikki our Administrator at


To find out if you are likely to qualify legally to

get married at St. John's, please read on:

1) If you and your partner are over 18, both of you are British Citizens or Nationals, neither of you have been married before and one of you lives in the parish of St. John's Church, then it is most likely you can get married at St. John's. This is the most straightforward way of qualifying. (To find out which church parish you live in, try searching with your postcode on , or we can let you know if you email in).

2) If either, or both, have been divorced, and the other points above apply, then it is still possible for you to be married at St. John's after an informal interview with our Vicar.

3) If you don't live in the parish, you may qualify if you are a British Citizen/National and have a 'qualifying connection'.

These are, that either the bride or groom:

 a) Was baptised (christened) or confirmed at St John’s.

 b) Has previously attended Sunday services regularly at St John’s for at least 6 months.

 c) Has had their usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months at some stage during their life.

 d) Has a parent or grandparent who was married at St John’s.

 e) Has a parent who has had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months during the bride or groom’s lifetime.

 f) Has a parent who has habitually attended Sunday services at St John’s for at least 6 months during the bride or groom’s lifetime.

You will need to fing documentary proof yourself for one of these connections, and of being British Citizen or National.

4) If you are not a straightforward case and also the above qualifying connections are not helpful, or you will struggle with documentary proof, then it is still possible for you to qualify by starting to attend Sunday services regularly for a period of at least six months. This will legally qualify you. This period will need to be before any date is booked for the wedding.

Please, if you do have any further questions on the above, and would like to enquire further please email our Administrator Nikki on and we will get right  back to you.

I wish you all the best in your relationship together and as you look into getting married. 

I look forward to the possibility of meeting you. In God's love, Alan (Vicar)