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Where do I buy all the resources?

Professionally designed and printed resources, many of which can be customized with your church's details, can be ordered on the ...

Can we charge extra on top of the parochial fee if our church building is large?

No, it would be unlawful to do so. In rare circumstances, and in consultation with the archdeacon or other diocesan ...

What PCC items are covered by parochial fees?

Any costs and expenses in relation to routine administration connected to a service apply to the PCC part of the ...

What are the current fees for each of the occasional offices?

The fees fluctuate each year according to interest rates and other factors. For the latest fees for each kind of ...

What are ‘parochial fees’ exactly?

Parochial fees are the required (legally payable) fees for weddings, baptisms and funerals. They are set by agreement at the ...

Can parochial fees ever be waived?

In cases of genuine financial hardship of the person paying, the incumbent/priest-in-charge has the right of waiver, but should consult ...

What is a suitable baptism book for older siblings?

The national CofE Children's Adviser Mary Hawes co-authored Getting Ready for Baptism, which is a course designed to be used with ...

Is there a minimum or maximum number for godparents?

The minimum number of godparents is three, two of the same sex and at least one of the opposite sex ...

Do parents have to be baptized?

There is no requirement for the parents to be baptized. But they should feel able to support the child in ...

Do I make a charge for the baptism certificate?

No fees are payable for baptism itself or for entering the baptism in the register of baptisms.  The fee prescribed ...