Weddings

Would you like to get married here?

We warmly welcome all eligible couples wishing to get married at St John's.  Your wedding will be one of the most important days in your life and we will do all we can to make it a memorable and happy occasion so that your marriage begins on the firmest foundations.

Eligibility

Marriage at St John's is made possible in one of three ways: if you live in the parish, are habitual worshippers at the church, or have a strong link with the parish through family or work.  If one or both of you has been divorced then the clergy might want to discuss this with you, but you can still probably be married under the same qualifying conditions as above.

Belonging to another faith that is not Christian is not a barrier, but you must have the normal Christian service. 

We are sorry that the Church of England is not yet permitted to carry out same-sex marriages.  We are working to change that.  But in the meantime we are very happy to offer services of thanksgiving following a civil marriage ceremony.  Please contact one of the clergy to discuss further.  

Calling of the banns

The 'calling of the banns' is a legal requirement when a couple's intention to marry is read out at the main service on three consecutive Sundays in the three months before the marriage date.  Banns are called in the parish of residence of each couple and in the church where the marriage will take place: these may be two or three different churches, but may be all the same.

Fees

We charge the Church of England standard fee for conducting wedding services, which is currently £413.  There may be additional charges for the calling of the banns etc.  We can also offer the services of an organist, a team of bellringers and provide the flowers for weddings, again at additonal cost.

How to find out more

For more information about weddings, or to arrange a meeting with a member of the clergy, please ring the Parish Office on 020 7633 9819 or email admin@stjohnswaterloo.org

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