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The Church of England

                                                                  table of PAROCHIAL FEES

                                                                                       FROM 1 JANUARY 2020

                                                                        PrePared by the archbishoPs’ couNcil

                                                              The main fees that are currently payable by law (excluding ‘Extras’ (See Note 1)) are set out below
                                                   The full table including notes, guidance and FAQs are available from links on the Fees page of the Church of England website.

         MARRIAGES                                         £                  FUNERALS                                                                      £
         Publication of banns                                           31.00  Service (in church, cemetery or crematorium, or funeral director’s
         Certificate of banns, if required                           14.00      chapel) (See Note 1)                                                                                   199.00
                                                                              Burial in churchyard, preceding or following on from service in church             318.00
         Marriage service (See Note 1)                            463.00      Burial in churchyard, on a separate occasion, or without service in church        347.00
                                                                                           Burial in cemetery or cremation immediately preceding or
         Marriage certificate, at registration,                                 following on from service in church                                                             28.00
         if required (See Note 2)                                       11.00  Burial certificate, if required                                                                            14.00

         BAPTISMS                                           £                 MONUMENTS (See Note 3)
         There is no fee for a service of baptism.                            These normally range from £45.00 to £142.00 depending on the type
         Certificate of baptism, if required                        14.00     and size of the monument required

         Notes:                                                              SEARCHES IN REGISTERS, ETC.                                                     £
         (1) The fees listed above are the statutory fees payable and do not   For the first hour (inclusive of one copy of an entry in certain registers)            31.00
             include charges for heating, the services of a verger, music (e.g.
             organist, choir), bells, and flowers, which are fixed by the Parochial  For each subsequent hour or part of an hour                                                   31.00
             Church Council. In the case of a marriage service or a funeral   Additional copies of entries                                                                            14.00
             service in church, any costs and expenses incurred in respect of
             routine administration (including arranging dates and times and   Statutory fees are only prescribed for matters in respect of which parishioners have
                                                                             a legal right. Not all services come into this category, for example funerals where
             the making of entries in registers), making the church available   there is a period of more than 48 hours between the funeral service and the
             and lighting it are included in the fee prescribed as payable to the  cremation and between the cremation and the disposal of ashes. This also applies
                                                                             to special services such as memorial services and services of blessing and dedication
             Parochial Church Council.                                       following a civil marriage. The Archbishops’ Council recommends that, where a
         (2) The fee for a marriage certificate is fixed by the Secretary of State.  memorial service is on a similar scale to a funeral service, or a service of blessing   Published by The Archbishops’ Council,
         (3) ‘Monument’, here, is a technical term and includes, for example, a  and dedication following a civil marriage or a renewal of marriage vows is on a scale  Church House, Great Smith Street,
                                                                             equivalent to a wedding service, the PCC fee should be based on the statutory fee for
             gravestone or headstone.                                        the service, with the PCC receiving the equivalent of the combined DBF and PCC fee.  London SW1P 3AZ
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