St. John's Church, Thorold
Empower people to learn about God through Scripture, influence the world in a Christ-like manner, and find peace, love, hope and joy in God.


Can my fiancé(e) and I get married at your church?

Yes, if:
a) at least one of you is baptized

b) you give at least 60 days notice

c)  you are prepared to undertake marriage preparation with our Rector

Please contact Kathy, at or 905-227-5431 for more information. 

My fiancé(e) and I have our own pastor but would like to rent your church for our wedding. Is this permitted?

Yes, following a conversation between your pastor and our Rector that establishes that this will be a Christian ceremony. 

What is the cost of a wedding at your church?

The cost varies depending upon which services you request.  The basic fee is $350 for the use of the church. Other fees and honoraria for clergy, musicians, bell ringer, equipment are optional/negotiable. 

Can we have our wedding reception in your parish hall?

Yes. Our hall has a capacity of 269 for a stand up affair, 213 with seating at tables if you are not serving alcohol, and 184 with seating if you are serving alcohol. We have round tables as well as 6’ and 8’ rectangular tables and 200 chairs. 

Hall Only:  The rental fee is $50 per hour with a minimum four hour rental (i.e. $200) up to a maximum of $500, plus insurance, a refundable security deposit and optional cleaning fee (see below). The basic fee includes access to our hall and kitchen, and use of our tables, chairs, sinks, fridges, and coffee makers. Those paying the $500 maximum may be allowed access to the hall the evening before your event, depending on availability at the time of booking.

Kitchen Equipment:  There is an additional fee $100 for the use of the stove/ovens, dishwasher and/or dishes and cutlery. Please note that this fee is waived if this is a wedding reception following a wedding celebrated in our church. 

Insurance:  The cost of insurance depends upon the number of guests and whether you will be serving alcohol.  Rates are as follows:

Number of Guests

Without Alcohol

With Alcohol







If you are serving alcohol, you will be required to have it served by someone with SmartServe training. We require a copy of the server’s SmartServe certificate. 

Hall and Kitchen Clean Up:  If you would like us to have the hall cleaned following your reception, the cost for this is $150. If you would like to make arrangements for someone to do it for you that is permissible, but the facility must be left as it was found. If we have further clean up to do following your reception, this will be charged against your security deposit.

Welcome to The Church of St. John the Evangelist

12 Carleton St. S
Thorold, ON
L2V 5C2

Welcome to The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Thorold!


Worship Times:

Sunday 8am - Traditional BAS
Sunday 10am - Contemporary
Messy Church - 
3rd Thursday of every month 5:30-7:30pm