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Getting Married at St Peter and St Paul's

Congratulations on your engagement. We are delighted that you are thinking of getting married in church.

People choose a church wedding for a whole range of reasons, perhaps because of tradition or the attractive building. However, the most important reason for getting married in church is that you will be making your wedding vows in the sight of God and asking God to be part of the whole of your married life together. .

For more information about Church of England Weddings please visit The Church of England Website

Before a wedding can take place there are various legal formalities to be completed and there must be time for marriage preparation. We hold an annual preparation morning in January.

To qualify to marry at St Peter and St Paul’s you must live in the Parish (you can check which parish you live in on the website A Church Near You)

or fulfil one of the following the following criteria

• have lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months,

• have been baptised in the parish,

• have been confirmed and your confirmation was entered in the register of confirmations for a church (this will usually be the case if you were prepared for confirmation in the parish),

• have at any time regularly attended to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months and are one the electoral roll.


one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

• has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months, or

• has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months


That one of your parents or grandparents:

• was married in the parish


As a Church of England Church, St Peter and St Paul's has to charge various Statutory Fees which are laid down by the Central Board of Finance. In addition there are charges for the services of our verger (who sets up the church), organist, and heating. There is also an additional fee (payable to the organist) if you have a professional video recording of the service.
We ask couples to pay a non-returnable deposit of £150 when booking their wedding. This will be deducted from the total wedding fees which must be paid in full no later than one month before the wedding.

Wedding fees
(Fees payable from January 2022)

(You can check these on the Church of England Website )

Publication of Banns of Marriage£32.00
Banns certificate issued at time of publication£16.00
Marriage Service£480.00
Heating charge£50.00
Verger's fee£110.00
3) EXTRAS: (if required)
Use of Organ£60.00
Organist's fee£110.00
If an audio recording is made of the service the organist is entitled to charge a further £110.

If one or both of you live outside the parish you will need to get your Banns read in that church (or churches), too. A fee is payable for this.
Fees must be paid (by cash or cheque) at least one month before the wedding date.

Blessings of civil weddings, renewal of vows and thanksgivings for Civil Partnerships

Church fee£262.00
Heating charge£50.00
Verger's fee£110.00

Extras to be charged based on the list above.

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