Weddings 

Wedding 2If you are looking at this page because you are planning to get married, congratulations!  If you live in the parish, or if you have a "qualifying connection" - perhaps you grew up here, or have family in the area - you have the right to be married in your parish church.

Before you can get married, a range of legal preliminaries are necessary. It is therefore worth contacting us early so that we can complete that process in good time. So your first step would be to arrange a meeting with Jessica, the vicar to talk through what is required.  You should expect to need to show some ID and proof of address. Only once we have arranged the legal preliminaries, we will be able to talk about the date and the venue - which of our two sites you would prefer to be married in.  

We will then meet a few more times, to discuss the content of the wedding service and to think through what it means to be married.

There is a fee for getting married in church - currently £528.

Banns of Marriage

If you live in the parish but are planning to be married in a church elsewhere, you may well need to have your banns read. This is an ancient custom which remains a legal requirement for many couples seeking a church wedding. We are always delighted to publish banns of marriage during our 10:30am service on a Sunday.

Banns must be read during the three months immediately preceding the marriage, so it's worth contacting us between 4 and 6 months before your wedding date. You will need to meet with Jessica, the vicar, bringing some proof of ID and proof of address, and we will arrange the dates on which the banns are to be read.

We invite you to attend church, as a couple, on at least one of the three Sundays on which the banns are read. At the end of the process, you will be issued with a certificate, which you will need to present to the minister conducting your wedding before (s)he is allowed to marry you.

There is a small fee covering the reading of banns and the certificate - currently £54.

If you would like to discuss having your wedding in church or the reading of banns, please contact Jessica, the vicar, by completing this form.

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Planning your Visit

New to Church?

If you're coming to Holy Trinity with St John's for the first time, this information will help you know what to expect.

Where and When?

Our 8am service is at our Holy Trinity Site (location details here). 

Our 10:30am service is at our St John's Site (location details here). 

For more information about our different Sunday services, please click here.

What about my children?

We actively welcome families with children of all ages. If your child is a baby or a toddler, they will remain with you for the duration of the service. A welcomer will give you a Toddler Bag as you come in - these contain a variety of toys and games to entertain your child. We are aware that it can be very hard for a toddler to remain in their seat throughout the service. If your child is getting restless, there is space on the carpeted area at the back where they can move about - and don't worry at all if they make a noise!

To find out more about our groups for children and young people aged 3-18, please click here.

Midweek Activities

A variety of community activities run across our two sites throughout the week:

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Christians Against Poverty
We are pleased to be working in partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), a national debt support and advice charity that works through a network of centres based in local churches. More ...
Knit and Natter
Knit and Natter
A group who like to knit and natter - they do exactly what it says on the tin! More ...
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Little and Big Fish
Our Adults' and Toddlers' Group is called Little Fish. More ...
Living Well
Living Well
Living Well is a charity founded and operating from our Holy Trinity site offering a food bank, community cafe, hot lunches and much more. More ...
Open Doors
Open Doors
A friendship group for the over-50s. More ...
 
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