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How do I find out how many spaces are left in a churchyard? How long before we can re-use a plot?

The first port of call for this is your Diocesan Advisory Committee.

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 ...

Can a CofE minister allow a non-religious funeral to take place in her church?

A non-Christian funeral is not permitted in a church, but it is worth bearing in mind that a family looking ...

Can family members erect a permanent memorial to a loved one in a Garden of Remembrance, where they have placed their loved one’s ashes?

The extent to which memorials are permitted without a faculty depends on the Churchyard Regulations issued by the Chancellor of ...

Does a Church of England funeral have to have a commendation?

If the Common Worship funeral service is used, the service must include a prayer of entrusting or commending the departed ...