A wedding is one of life’s great moments. St John’s has been celebrating weddings in the Canberra region since our foundation in 1841.
It is a popular destination for many couples, especially those requiring a more intimate worship space. The Church is open daily and we invite you to come and experience the ambience of our Church and grounds.
Our wedding team will liaise with you regarding availability, legal and church requirements and assist you in administrative matters. (Please note that weddings at St John's are conducted by St John's clergy - although ministers from other Christian denominations and churches may be invited to participate in the service with the agreement of the Rector).
If you wish to enquire about having your wedding at St John’s, please complete this form and we will be in contact.
This booklet provides other helpful information.
Baptism – the symbol of entry into the community of Jesus Christ – can happen at any age. For those with questions about the Christian faith or who want to explore the possibility of baptism and confirmation, for themselves or for a child, the best starting point is to join us at worship and speak to one of our clergy after the service. (Other important information about baptisms at St John's can be found here.)
A funeral or memorial service marks the close of a human life on earth. It is an opportunity for friends and family members to express their grief, give thanks for the life of their loved one and commend him or her into God's keeping.
If you wish to organise a funeral in advance, please contact us. If a loved one has just died, contact a funeral director first, and let them know where you hope the funeral to take place.
St John's also contains three columbaria (memorial walls where the ashes of loved ones can be buried). However the very few remaining spaces are reserved for active parishioners (i.e. those who have been regularly present as part of our worshipping community and whose names are on our parish roll).
Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals
The significant moments in your life matter to God and can be opportunities to renew your trust in him. The Anglican tradition encourages us to acknowledge the centrality of God throughout our life journey.
For service times, please see our homepage.