Why get married at All Saints’?
Weddings are joyful occasions at All Saints'. Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Churches can offer so much more than simply a venue for your wedding ceremony. Wherever you go in the years ahead, a local church will always be there for you with friendship and prayer.
To be married in Church you don’t need to be baptised or be a regular congregation member*.
*To marry in a particular Church of England Church you need to have a special connection with that Church (e.g. living in the parish for the past 6 months). To find out if you qualify, please follow this link to the Church of England’s website.
Who do I contact?
If you have decided to marry in church or are just exploring, your first contact will be the vicar. The vicar’s job is to make you feel welcome and comfortable about your wedding day and to help you make decisions about the ceremony – they will have had lots of experience in making sure everything runs smoothly.
How much will it cost?
Having a special church wedding need not mean you spend a fortune. The cost of a church wedding is set nationally each year and is the same for every church. The basic cost includes the cost of the vicar, the church, calling your banns, a banns certificate, the marriage certificate, lighting and all administration. Depending on whether both partners live in the parish, the current (2018) wedding fee is around £500. The following link has more information on the cost of a church wedding.
There are optional extras which are not included in the fee, such as: the support of a verger (who helps ensure the service runs smoothly); additional heating in the church; having an organist, choir or bell ringers; and having flowers in the church. You do not have to have any of these extras, but many couples are keen to have at least some. Please contact the vicar to discuss these extra costs.
The Church of England has a fantastic website for those exploring getting married in church: www.yourchurchwedding.org/
This page uses content from the Church of England’s website: www.yourchurchwedding.org/