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Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

We welcome anybody who would would like to hold a baptism, wedding or funeral at St John's, Woodbridge.


Dedication or Infant Baptism

A service of dedication or thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks for your new child. We would love to offer this to all who want to give thanks for their child’s birth. Infant baptism, also known as a christening, is a rite of entrance into Christ’s church and commitment by parents to bring their child up in the Christian faith. Please contact our Church Office for further details. Infant baptisms and dedications usually take place during the 11am service on a Sunday.

Confirmation

If you have been baptised, either as an adult or a child, being confirmed is an opportunity to confirm the promises & commitments your parents made on your behalf at your christening or baptism. Confirmation classes are run periodically at St John’s. If you are interested in being confirmed please contact the Church Office.

Adult Baptism

If you were not baptised as a young child, you may be considering now making this commitment as a teenager or adult. Please get in touch with the Church Office if you would like to know more.

Weddings

If you live in St John’s Parish or have a “significant” connection with St John’s Church you can apply to have your wedding service at St John’s. If you would like to know more about holding your wedding ceremony at St John’s, Woodbridge please contact the Church Office.

Funerals

A funeral is an opportunity to give thanks for a person’s life and to express your grief. For information on holding a funeral at St John’s please contact the Church Office.

Fees

The rates for the use of the church are:-

Heating for funerals and weddings - £70
Payment to verger - £35
Payment to PA Operator - £35
Small Contemporary band or organist (if available) - £100 

These fees will need to be charged alongside the appropriate fees set by the Church of England, as stated on their website.  The charges can be found at: http://www.cofesuffolk.org/parish-finance/parochial-fees