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Weddings at St John’s URC, Orpington

Our church is registered for marriages of men and women. The URC believes that marriage is a gift and calling of God and, as part of the preparation for this, the minister will explore what this means in practice with the couple wishing to be married.

Men and women living in the local area may be married at St John’s Church. Please check with the Bromley Registrar’s Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages that you fulfill the necessary requirements of residence.

If for some reason, you are not eligible for a legal ceremony of marriage in our church then we also offer a Service for the Blessing of a Marriage.

Weddings are generally on Saturdays but we may well be able to offer alternative days if required.

Our church will seat 200 people comfortably and up to 250 “cosily!”

Costs will vary slightly, depending on what is required but the total cost is normally around £715 minimum.

NOTE: On July 9th, 2016, the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, accepting that there is no common mind within our denomination regarding same-sex marriage, declared that local Church Meetings should have the authority to make the decision whether or not to have their church building registered for the marriages of same-sex couples.

Our church is licensed for marriages of men and women. Currently, we are not licensed to conduct the marriages of same-sex couples. We can advise you of other United Reformed Churches in the area whose premises are so licensed.