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St Johns Higham
Higham Hall Road
BB12 9EU

Revd Lesley Hinchcliffe


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Wedding Fees
08 July 2019
The figure for marrying in 2019 breaks down as follows for couples marrying in their own parish:-

The fee set by law payable to the church: £455
Your marriage certificate: £11
Having your banns read at the home church: £30
Total for marrying in your home parish (providing you both live there) in 2019: £496

If a couple marry in 2019 away from where they live, the cost breaks down like this:-

The fee set by law payable to the marrying church: £455
Your marriage certificate: £11
Having your banns read in the marrying church £30
Having your banns read at your home church: £30
The banns certificate from your home church: £14
Total for marrying outside your parish in 2019: £540

Optional extras

The statutory wedding fee doesn’t include extras you may choose or decline, such as:-

*The support of a verger, who ensures the church is warm, clean and tidy for your wedding and can help with handing out Orders of Service and hymn books etc. They can assist with disability access if needed by your guests and guide people to find their seats, toilets or crèche if there is one. They can be indispensable in larger churches, freeing up the vicar to give their full attention to you and the wedding service.

*Additional heating in the church. The vicar will let you know if this applies to your wedding.

*Having an organist, choir or bell-ringers – these extra staff will all need to be booked in advance. Sometimes, the church may ask for a deposit to secure these bookings.

*Bear in mind that if your wedding is filmed, musicians like the organist can request an increase in their fee to take into account professional performing rights (read more). Check with the church what the local arrangements are.

*Church flowers – some churches have a local flower arranger who can help you with the flower displays in church.

*Extra copies of the marriage certificate.

You do not have to have any of these extras, but many couples are keen to have at least some. If you choose them, they will cost extra. The costs for each will be at your church’s local rate.