Many Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage – and we are delighted that you are considering holding your Wedding at St John the Baptist.

Please contact the Parish administrator in the first instance, who will be happy to help you begin making your Wedding arrangements. You will need to check with us as to whether you are legally eligible to marry in St. Johns then fixing a Wedding date in the Church diary; after that we can arrange for you to meet the Minister who will conduct the Wedding – and who will look forward to getting to know you, and will help you plan the Service.

Details of what makes a person eligible for marriage in a Parish Church like St. Johns can be found on the Church of England website.

As you will see, the new marriage measure enables you to be married in a Church where you can prove a “qualifying connection” The simplest connection is of course that you live here – and all who live in the Parish of Loughton or who have a parental home in the parish are eligible to be married at St. Johns (Again, the Parish administrator will help and guide you in this regard, since Parish boundaries are not always obvious – which parish your address is in can be checked here:

If either of you has been divorced, you may be able to have either a second marriage in Church or a Service of Blessing following Civil Marriage. When you book your date, this will be something to discuss with the Minister due to conduct your service (who may need to apply for permission from the Bishop).


Standard Fees:

  • Statutory Church of England Fee £531.00.
  • Banns Fee (as necessary) £36.00 for weddings in St Johns or £54 for “away” wedding banns to be read (includes the “away” banns certificate) – which is needed when a wedding takes place in a church away from our Parish but the couple live here in this parish
  • Seasonal Fees: Heating Fee (1st October – 30th April inclusive) £75.00

Optional Extras:

  • Organist £150.00
  • Choir £150.00
  • Bells £150.00 for weddings booked for a weekend but double if weekday weddings.
  • Video license £200.00 (must also return the completed video license form to the church office prior to the wedding service taking place)

Fees are to be paid in full via the parish office 6 weeks prior to the wedding date.

We look forward very much to meeting you, and helping you plan for your special day – and we pray God’s rich blessing on your future together.

Initial enquiries - contact our parish office or complete the attached form.


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