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What You Need to Know:

The usual form of service at St John’s requires these musical items:

  • entrance music for the bride

  • two or three hymns

  • something to listen to during the signing of the registers

  • departure music for the bride & groom

The recordings (right) are just to give you an idea of the music. They are not performances from our own church and the sound will be different.

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Our organist is available to play our lovely Willis three-manual organ. He is very happy to meet with couples to help in choosing the music.

Some ideas for pieces

For the entrance of the bride, the most popular choices are:

At the end of the service, perhaps you would like one of these:


We have an excellent Choir which will be very pleased to sing at your wedding. We can offer a wide repertoire for you to choose from.


Anthem ideas

Some ideas of items for the choir to sing during the signing of the registers:


The choice of hymns is entirely a matter for you, but if you need a prompt here are some ideas:

  • A new commandment

  • All things bright & beautiful

  • Amazing Grace

  • Be Thou my vision

  • Bind us together

  • Dear Lord and father of mankind

  • Give me joy in my heart (or oil in my lamp)

  • Great is thy faithfulness

  • Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer

  • I danced in the morning (Lord of the Dance)

  • Immortal, invisible

  • King of glory

  • Lead us heavenly father

  • Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord)

  • Lord of all hopefulness

  • Love divine

  • Morning has broken

  • O Jesus I have promised

  • Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

  • The King of love

  • The Lord’s my shepherd

  • Thine be the glory

Anything Else?

If you have other ideas, or if there is someone special to whom you would like to give the opportunity to perform, please ask:
Contact the Director of Music.

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