Weddings are among the happiest days of our lives and
weddings in church are particularly special. Not only do
churches often provide lovely settings for photographs but
they also take a wider, more holistic approach to married life.
For the church marriage is a life long union between one man
and one woman, although in certain circumstances it is
possible for people who have been married before to marry
again in church. We want to be able to help and support you
every step of the way to the big day and beyond.
As part of getting married in church we'll give you some
marriage preparation where we explore the meaning and
purpose of marriage and why it is more than a contract in fancy dress. We are also here for you in good times and bad for the rest of you life, to share your joys and your sorrows.
If you are thinking you'd like to get married at S. Saviour's it is always good to get in touch early so we can talk about all the things you have in mind to make the day unique and also to make sure that you can be married here.
The marriage fees are laid down by the government each year and are what we have to charge, if however for reasons of genuine hardship you can't afford them that's not necessarily a problem, please speak to Fr Andrew. The fees below are for 2023. The statutory fee is what we have to charge, the optional extras are just that, optional and are charged according to what you would like in the service. Fees are published in October for the coming year, please do check then for future options.
To the Diocese - £229
To the Parish Church (PCC) - £276
Banns Publication and Certificate (to PCC) - £51
Basic Fee £556
Organist - £65
Bells/Music Tech - £35
Donation to the upkeep of the church
(heating, cleaning &c.) - £44
All in Fee £700
Following changes in marriage all marriages are registered online at the Registry Office. During the ceremony you will now sign a marriage document which will be taken within 21 days to the Registrar who will enter the details to the online register. This means you will no longer be provided with a duplicate marriage certificate at the time of marriage and you will have to apply for one through the Registrar's website. The change means the marriage registers are now closed and we can no longer issue duplicate certificates of past marriages from them, again you will need to approach the Registrar.