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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 ...

Do both of the witnesses have to be 18 or over?

There is no legal requirement for witnesses at a wedding to be 18 or over, however, when it comes to ...

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 ...

If someone is known by a different name from that which appears on the birth certificate, which name should be used for banns and marriage registers?

When banns are published, the “true name” of the persons who intend to marry must be used.  For the purpose ...

Can banns be called in Scotland for couples resident there?

If either, or both the bride and groom live in Scotland, but have a legally-recognised connection to a Church of ...

Is a minimum period of residency required before banns can be called?

If a couple move in to a parish which they now call home, they have a legal connection with the ...