Is there any significant difference between "Church of St John" and "St John's Church"? Thanks.

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    Other than the order of the words, there's no meaningful difference. – KillingTime Feb 10 at 8:16
  • No more than there is between "the tail of the dog" and "the dog's tail". – WS2 Feb 10 at 8:23
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    The formal name could be 'Church of St John the Evangelist, Anytown' but its parishioners probably call it 'St John's'. – Kate Bunting Feb 10 at 9:20
  • One or the other will be preferred by the church leaders. – Hot Licks Feb 10 at 13:42
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    Typically, The Church of St. John (the institution) would sanction the marriage, and the ceremony would take place at St. John's Church (the building). – remarkl Feb 10 at 14:31

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