Baptisms/Weddings/Funerals

If you would like to arrange a baptism or wedding please contact us via email stpetersgc@aol.com or contact Rev Heather Barnes on 02476 392266. Funerals are usually arranged by the Funeral Director of your choice, who will contact the church to arrange a time and date.

There is no charge for a baptism, but there are statutory fees for weddings and funerals, as set by the Church of England Archbishop’s Council.

Weddings, Banns and Blessings

These are the fees for weddings, banns and blessings. Those which are statutory/non-statutory are clearly indicated.

A Wedding In Church

Statutory fees

  • Service – £455 (£207 for Diocesan Board of Finance/£248 for PCC)
  • Wedding Banns – £30 (£30 for PCC)
  • Marriage Cerificate – £4 (£4 for PCC)
  • Statutory Sub Total – £489 (£207 for Diocesan Board of Finance/£282 for PCC) This does not include heating, which can be charged for if heating is required, or a donation can be given towards this cost by the couple.

Non-statutory fees

  • Organist (if required) £50
  • Verger £30

Overall total of all statutory/non-statutory fees £569

Banns only (to be read for couples marrying elsewhere)

Statutory Fees

  • Wedding Banns – £30 (£30 for PCC)
  • Banns Certificate – £14 (£14 for PCC)

Banns total £44

Wedding Blessing after a Civil Service/Anniversary Service

No statutory fee is charged for this service – instead an equivalent fee for a wedding can be charged depending on the amount of detail the service requires. An organist and verger fee will be charged if required (see below).

Non-statutory Fees

  • Organist (if required) £50
  • Verger £30

Replacement Certificate

As of January 2019 this will cost £10 (but it may increase in April 2019). Proof of ID may be required.

Funeral Service

Funerals are usually arranged by the Funeral Director of your choice, who will contact the church to arrange a time and date. They will check the availability of the church and minister before arranging the service and burial or cremation time/date. Please note that to avoid school traffic (if the funeral is to take place in church) it is easier for all concerned if the service starts between 10am-2pm.

Funeral service taken at church followed by burial or cremation

Statutory Fees

  • Diocesan Board of Finance – £134 (£108 for service & £28 for burial/cremation)
  • PCC Fee – £89

Statutory fees total – £223

Non-Statutory Fees

  • Organist (if required) £50
  • Verger £30

Funeral Service take entirely at the Crematorium

Statutory Fees

  • Diocesan Board of Finance – £165
  • PCC – £30

Statutory Fees Total £195

Cheques should be made payable to St Peter’s Church, Galley Common