Marriage is a gift from God in which a man and a woman come together to begin a new family. If you are considering marriage, we would like to encourage you to marry in church.

St John’s is an Anglican Church (belonging to the Church of England) and is therefore licensed for weddings. If you are resident in the St John’s parish and/or are regular worshippers at St John’s, then you are automatically eligible to apply to be married here. However, even if you are not a resident and do not attend St John’s, then you may still be able to apply.

How can we book a wedding at St John’s?

We ask that you:

  1. Contact the Church Office to ask about arranging a wedding. We will ask you some questions to find out if it is possible for you to be married at St John’s. We can check our church calendar to see if the date you are considering is available and make a provisional booking. We will then send you a follow-up letter and booklet for you to read. You can also download a copy of the booklet here.
  2. Come to one of our Sunday services at 9.00am, 11.00am or 6.30pm and introduce yourself to our Vicar Peter Breckwoldt, who will be pleased to arrange a meeting with you to discuss your request and confirm a date and time for your wedding.

For more information about getting married in an Anglican Church, have a look at the Church of England Weddings site.

Banns of Marriage

If you are getting married at another church and you live in St John’s parish, you are required by law to arrange for your Banns of Marriage to be read at St John’s. We are happy to arrange suitable dates for these to be read (on three consecutive Sundays, usually at our 11.00am service). Please contact the Church Office and we will send you an application form and request the necessary payment, or download an application form here.

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Contact Information

  • Address: St John's Church Office,
    71 Leigh Road, Wimborne,
    BH21 1AE
  • Tel: 01202 842255
    Rachel Green, Office Administrator
  • E-mail:
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