Marriage at our churches
At St John’s we delight in being able to join a man and woman together in the wonderful, God-given institution of marriage. If you are considering marriage, and are looking for a place to perform your vows before God, then we congratulate you and look forward to talking with you about making either Toft or Knutsford the venue for this special occasion.
There are plenty of questions you may have about getting married in a Church of England church. Many of these questions are answered on the Your Church Wedding website.
For specific information about St John’s, first contact the church office using the contact details in the menu above. Your individual situation will then be discussed and we will be able to establish what happens next.
Do I have to be a Christian to get married at St John’s Knutsford or Toft?
No – but it is important that you consider that a church marriage is more than just tradition and a great photo op! We believe marriage to be God-given, and a marriage which has Christ at the centre is built on solid foundations. We require that any prospective couples attend our regular marriage preparation course – follow the link for more information about this.
What are the criteria for getting married at St John’s Knutsford or Toft?
If one of you lives within our parish and neither of you has been married before and you are both UK citizens you can be married at St John’s.
Specifically, you can marry in our church if you can show:-
That one of you:
- has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- was baptised in the parish concerned or
- was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
- has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:
- has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
- has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
That one of your parents or grandparents:
- was married in the parish