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St. John the Evangelist Church

Location for Weddings and Social Events

St. John the Evangelist Church, Angel, Islington, London, N1 8AL

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 120
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • No
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 08/09/07

St. John the Evangelist Church is situated at 39 Duncan Terrace, close to the Angel in South Islington.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given St. John the Evangelist Church a rating of 4 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 4 out of 5 for outdoor photography.
Please note that these ratings only relate to the suitability for photography, and do not in any way relate to other facilities and services that may be provided by the St. John the Evangelist Church.

Comments from Paul Martin:

St John the Evangelist Catholic Church is part of the Diocese of Westminster. Close to the Angel in South Islington, St. John’s was the first Roman Catholic Church to be built in Islington following Catholic Emancipation. Its distinctive twin copper spires can be seen from all around and the church is open every day for prayer. For many years the parish community has reached out to the poor and marginalised in the area. This continues today, often in collaboration with neighbouring Christian communities.

I recently enjoyed the opportunity of photographing a wedding at St John’s. The building is impressive from outside, and provided a great backdrop for some group and candid photographs. However, even more impressive is the interior beauty of St. John’s. There is ample day light spilling in which enabled me to get some beautiful spontaneous images of the marriage ceremony. In particular, the balcony provided me a great view for a wide angle panoramic image of the bride and groom exchanging vows and their guests looking on.

After the ceremony, the small public park (opposite) with its variety of flowering plants, rockery and benches was an ideal location for undertaking some creative bride and groom portraits. The wedding party then proceeded to a reception at Stationers’ Hall, near to Paul’s Cathedral.

In summary, St John the Evangelist is lovely venue for a Roman Catholic marriage ceremony, and for memorable wedding photography. Highlights appear below.