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 parish, grew up there or have another connection with it. 

The Rector, the Revd Andrew Doye, can talk with you about getting married at Westbourne. 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. Useful links to assist you as you explore getting married in a parish church can be found on this web page.

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.

For general enquiries about church weddings email the Rectory Office. If you have a specific enquiry about getting married in Westbourne Parish, contact the Revd Andrew Doye, the Rector, on 01243 372867, who will be pleased to discuss the possibilities.

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

More information on church weddings

Blue wording Church of England adjacent to a logo of a crossTo 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

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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