St. John's Church Coulsdon wedding photographers Surrey

A wedding photograph of the lovely and ancient Grade 1 listed eleventh century Surrey wedding venue St. John the Evangelist Church in Old Coulsdon

St. John's Church Coulsdon wedding photography Surrey

St. John the Evangelist Church, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1HA Phone: 01737 552 461

St. John the Evangelist Church in Old Coulsdon is a truly ancient Surrey wedding venue with a history stretching back over 750 years and offers an enterprising wedding photographer some truly atmospheric wedding photography opportunities.


A brief history of St. John the Evangelist Church

St. John the Evangelist stands on the site of an ancient church constructed of wood and which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The present building which is the only Grade 1 listed building in Coulsdon was built somewhat later in 1260 with the tower being added in 1400 and the bells hung around 1675.

The first major recorded repairs and restorations took place in 1807 and it was then that the spire appeared replacing the original battlements. Further repairs took place in 1843 with the clock being added in 1847. The last major addition was the green roof extension made in 1958 so it is an unusual church as it combines worship spaces within one building that are both ancient and modern. In 2010 St. John the Evangelist Church celebrated its 750th anniversary.



St. John the Evangelist Church - for a Surrey wedding photographer opportunities

St. John's is a great church to capture the unfolding wedding ceremony. Leading up to the main door is a lovely winding path that offers opportunities to capture the colourful and smarty dressed wedding guests as they meet and chat with one another as well as for the excited and nervous bride with her bridesmaids.

Inside is a large open space with a high ceiling, prominent columns and white uncluttered walls save for some beautiful, light and brightly coloured tapestries. For the wedding photographer there is plenty of natural light that floods in from the many windows and this offers opportunities for catching all the wedding ceremony without much problem. In addition discreet wedding photographs can be taken from the spacious side aisles helped further by the presence of simple wooden chairs instead of the more permanent wooden pews and atmospheric aerial shots can also be captured from the balcony at the back of the church.

Outside the church grounds there is plenty of space for the confetti wedding photographs and if the group wedding pictures are not being taken at the wedding reception then there is the green and pleasant Grange Park adjacent that offers a great backdrop for the group wedding photographs along with opportunities for some more personal romantic newly-wed photographs.

 

St. John the Evangelist Church, Coulsdon - Surrey wedding photographer testimonials

Happy and relaxed Bride and Groom wedding photograph taken at the ancient Grade 1 listed eleventh century Surrey wedding venue St. John the Evangelist Church Old Coulsdon

 

"Dear Richard and Tina, we would like to say a massive, massive thank you for being our photographers on our big day at St. John's Church and Nutfield Priory. You did a fantastic job capturing all the memories of the day...and the Wedding Album is also a credit to you, we are so pleased with it we can’t stop showing it to everyone!"

Luke and Sophia, Purley, Surrey - Wedding at St. John's Church, Old Coulsdon and Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey

     

 

The choir practice prior to the ceremony in this wedding picture taken in the bright and airy St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon a fine Surrey wedding venue

Wedding guests walk down the winding path in this informal wedding photo captured at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bridesmaids holding the Bride's dress wedding photo taken as they walk to the wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon Surrey

An excited and nervous Bride wedding picture taken as she walks down the path towards St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon an ancient Surrey wedding venue

A nervous and excited Bride rounds the corner in this wedding photo taken just before she walks down the aisle at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon in Surrey

An anxious Groom awaits his Bride wedding photograph captured at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Bride and Groom stand before the vicar in this balcony wedding picture captured at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon an 11th century Surrey wedding venue

Bride places the ring in this atmospheric close up wedding photograph taken at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Bride and Groom saying their vows and having a kiss in these two wedding pictures at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Unusual congregation wedding photo taken from behind the choir at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon a Surrey wedding venue dating back to the eleventh century

Emotional tender moment for the Bride and Groom captured in this truly atmospheric wedding photograph taken in Old Coulsdon Surrey at St. John the Evangelist Church

An aerial wedding picture of the Bride and Groom kneeling at the alter taken at Surrey wedding venue St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon from the balcony

Bride and Groom kneeling down at the alter for a blessing wedding picture taken at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon by Surrey Lane wedding photography

An excited smiling married couple walking down the aisle wedding photo taken at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon an ancient wedding venue in Surrey

A happy Bride and Groom lead family and guests down the path in this wedding photograph taken at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon an old Surrey wedding venue

Happy wedding guests walk down the path after the newly-weds in this relaxed wedding photo taken at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon in Surrey

Wedding guests laughing as they share a joke in this fun wedding photograph taken at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon an ancient Surrey wedding venue

Confetti time beyond the lychgate in this fun wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography at St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon

Bride and Groom leaning out of a double decker bus wedding photograph as they leave the Surrey wedding venue St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Coulsdon

 

St. John the Evangelist Church, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1HA Phone: 01737 552 461

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