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 General Synod, or for some fees, by Parliament. For a basic service, you cannot charge any more or any less than the set fee. Guidance on what constitutes a ‘basic service’ and what should be regarded as ‘extras’ to this is available. See the Guide to Parochial Fees.