Baptisms Weddings, Funerals & Burials

BAPTISMS: These are normally conducted during the main servce on Sunday mornings, usually at a Family service. When infants are baptised, parents and godparents promise that they will set an example to the child by living out their own Christian faith. Baptisms in the Church of England are free. Donations to the ministry of the church are welcomed. 

WEDDINGS: You can marry in a CofE church if you can show :

That one of you: 

  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • was baptised in the parish concerned or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or

That 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 or

That one of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

And did you know that if you move house, you’re immediately connected to the church there? That means you can marry in the church of your new parish.
 

In all cases involving church services - i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage - this applies only to Church of England services. Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church. 
 

Please contact Rev Caroline Raby 01271 815560 to discuss your options. 

FUNERALS AND BURIALS: Right to burial in a Church of England Churchyard is reserved firstly to it's church members (those on the electoral roll).  You also have a right to burial if you are a resident in the parish or a person who has died in the Parish, regardless of whether you attended church or not. 

Please contact Rev Caroline Raby 01271 815560 to discuss your options. 

 

Wedding and Funeral Fees 2016 (fees are subject to annual adjustment):

Distribution of Fees

Diocese

 

PCC

Organist

Choir

Bells

Parish

Fees

Travel

Publication of Banns

 

£27

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Service

£189

£226

£70

£100

£120

£100

 

Marriage Blessing

 

£250

£70

£100

£120

£100

 

Funeral Service

£96

£82

£70

£100

£120

£100

 

Burial of body in churchyard following on from service

£12

£274

 

 

 

 

 

Burial of body in churchyard on separate occasion

£38

£274

 

 

 

£40

 

Burial of cremated remains in churchyard on a separate occasion

£38

£111

 

 

 

£40

 

Service at Crematorium

£151

£27

 

 

 

 

£15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monuments in Churchyards. Permitted in accordance with rules, regulations or directions made by the Chancellor of the diocese, including those relating to a particular churchyard or part of a churchyard (but excluding a monument authorised by a particular faculty, the fee for which is set by the Chancellor)

Cross of Wood

£12

£28

 

 

 

 

 

Vase, tablet or plaque,

(not exceeding 12”x 8”x 8”)

£12

£55

 

 

 

 

 

Headstone or any other monument. 

£12

£116

 

 

 

 

 

Additional inscription

 (on existing monument)

£12

£13

 

 

 

 

 

All fees are correct at time of printing, but are subject to annual price increases. The pricing breakdown that has been provided has been agreed by the PCC’s of each church. The costing details have been taken from the ‘Church of England table of Parochial fees' 1st January 2016. These fees are prepared by the Archbishops’ Council, Church House, Great Smith Street, London. SW1P 3AZ