The cost of a wedding will vary considerably depending on what your requirements are, below are a list of our standard fees at St Wilfrid’s.
Basic Fee – £569
Organist – £90
Bell Ringers – £120
Video license fee – £25
Please note that during the winter months there is an additional £70 fee for heating.
Eligibility for marriage at St Wilfrid’s
You may get married at St Wilfrid’s
if one or both of you:
- is resident in the parish
- if you are a member on our Electoral Roll and do not live in the Parish
If one or both of you have one of the following qualifying connections:
- Baptised in the Parish
- confirmed at St Wilfrid’s or from St Wilfrid’s
- has at any time been fully resident in the parish for at least 6 months
- has at any time habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months
- a parent has had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime.
- a parent or grandparent was married in the parish.
For Baptism, confirmation, residency and worship connections you are required to:
- complete an application form
- produce written information or a signed copy to confirm your connection with us. If this is not possible, a statutory declaration made through a solicitor must be presented.
Sometimes a minister’s own knowledge of your qualifying connection is sufficient. Independent witness evidence may also come from, for example, a Sunday School teacher, a previous minister or a church warden.
If you have no qualifying connections, you may attend regular worship at St Wilfrid’s and qualify by going on our Electoral Roll, but please note that we would not take booking before the 6 months attendance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get married in Church if I have been married before?
In most cases we can offer a church wedding and if not we can offer a special service of Prayer and Dedication following a Civil Ceremony.
I don’t live in the Parish, can I still get married at St Wilfrid’s?
It depends if you meet one of the other qualifying criteria, please see our eligibility criteria for further details.
I’m not baptised, can I get married at St Wilfrid’s
My partner is Catholic, does that matter?
From a Church of England point it doesn’t matter, but you may wish to involve your Roman Catholic priest especially if you wish to consider the Roman Catholic church to recognise your marriage.
Can I write my own vows?
No, Church weddings legally cannot have any aspect of the ceremony changed, however there are other areas for personalisation.
How do I book the church?
The first thing that you need to do is to speak to Marilyn or David Ball, our Wedding Administrators, and they will be able to confirm that you are eligible to be married at St Wilfrid’s and check available dates for you.