Music for Weddings

What you need

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

  • entrance music for the bride
  • two hymns
  • something to listen to during the signing of the registers
  • exit music for the bride & groom

Note that the links to the recordings below are just to give you an idea of the music. They are not performances from our own church and the sound will be different. The Organist is happy to demonstrate anything you might want to hear - for more information.


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:


We are as accommodating over hymns as anything else, 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?

Don’t be limited by these suggestions. If you have other ideas, or if there is someone special to whom you would like to give the opportunity to perform, please ask; we have even accommodated bagpipes! Contact the .