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Getting Married

Many couples choose St John’s for their marriage ceremony. A church wedding will add a deep spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. If you’re considering getting married at St John’s and are wondering how to make a start on all the planning and preparations we strongly recommend you first visit the “Your Church Wedding” website.

On this site you will find all that you need to know about Church of England weddings and blessings. It is important to know that there are certain requirements that must happen in a church wedding to ensure the marriage complies with both UK civil and Church law. This website explains step by step the main legal points to consider before you begin planning.

Once you have made yourself familiar with the legal requirements you will need to contact the vicar for an initial phone conversation, who will further advise you of the eligibility of having your wedding at St John’s. If so, and following this, you will have a meeting with one of the church staff members who will help you with all the necessary information and identification documents. Following that, we will invite you to come to a Marriage Preparation day. On this day you will receive a full Wedding Information Pack and will you be able to discuss the content of the service, agree rehearsal dates, etc.

In St John’s church grounds is also the Parish Hub, which is a very modern venue, with excellent facilities for wedding receptions. The main hall comfortably seats 100, with state-of-the-art sound and screen facilities plus a fully equipped kitchen.

Click here below for more information about hiring the Parish hub for your venue:



For the vicar contact: Copthorne Vicarage on 01342 457064 or click here below: