wedding rings on a diaryAre you interested in getting married in St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne?

You may be able to apply to be married in a Church of England local church if you are living in the parish, grew up here or have another connection with it. 

If you want to ask about a wedding or anniversary service, the Rector, the Revd Andrew Doye, is available to talk with you. You can call him on 01243 372867 and he will be delighted to discuss possibilities. You can also email the Rector.

The church is able to offer advice on arrangements for a church wedding and it also has a professional organist who can help you choose music for your service.

To be married at Westbourne, one of the people getting married will need a connection with the church. This may be as a parishioner, because you live in the parish (our ‘patch’) or there may be a family connection through your parents or grandparents. If you have had an earlier marriage which ended in divorce please come and talk to us, you may still be able to be married in church.

The Parish Hall, situated across the road from the church in Westbourne, is chosen by many couples for their wedding reception.

General information on church weddings

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Useful links to assist you as you explore getting married in a parish church.

To find out more about weddings in the Church of England please go to and click on the tab ‘Weddings, Baptisms and funerals”.

Thinking about a Church wedding? Information from the Church of England

Your Church Wedding resource

Legal aspects of getting married in church

Documents you will need to provide and legal requirements for a church wedding

Church wedding website

Planning your ceremony

What are the 'readings of banns'?

Essential guide to the banns

Do we need a marriage licence? Information from the Church of England

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