All Church buildings are currently closed, owing to the COVID-19 lockdown.  

We are not taking new bookings for Banns readings at this time.  Please do check back when the restrictions are lifted – we would love to welcome you!

If you are due to have your Banns read at St John’s, you may need to obtain a Common Licence instead.  Please contact us for more information.



If you are getting married in another Church, but you live in the Parish of Forton, you will need to have your Banns read here.

This is a very easy thing to sort out – just pop into the Parish Office hour, which is held in Church every Saturday between 11:00 am and midday.

The fee for the reading of Banns and the certificate is £45, which is payable in cash when you book your Banns.

Banns are read at our Parish Mass, at 10:00 am on Sundays.  We will start reading your Banns about six weeks before your wedding.

If you are not sure which Parish you live in, click here to find out.