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TABLE OF PAROCHIAL FEES from 1 January 2020

                                                   Baptism certificates and Marriages


         This table sets out the fees prescribed by the Parochial Fees Order 2019 (a Statutory
         Instrument) and summarises other relevant information. For legal purposes reference
         should be made to the Order itself.  There is a separate table for fees for funerals, burials,                       Statutory fees are only prescribed for matters in respect of which
         and monuments                                                                                                                       Fee payable       Fee payable  parishioners have a legal right. Not all services come into this category,
                                                                                                                                                         Towards                To            Total Fee  for example funerals where there is a period of more than 48 hours
         For further information about fees refer to the Guide to Church of England                           Diocesan           Parochial         Payable  between the funeral service and the cremation and between the
         Parochial Fees and Frequently Asked Questions which are a available on                            Board of            Church  cremation and the disposal of ashes. This also applies to special services
         the Church of England website.                                                                                                    Finance             Council                  such as memorial services and services of blessing and dedication
                                                                                                                                                               £                       £                     £  following a civil marriage. The Archbishops’ Council recommends that,
                                                                                                                   where a memorial service is on a similar scale to a funeral service, or a
        BAPTISMS                                                                                                                             service of blessing and dedication following a civil marriage or a renewal
        Certificate issued at time of baptism (See Note A1)                                                                          ––                   14.00              14.00  of marriage vows is on a scale equivalent to a wedding service, the PCC
        Short certificate of baptism given under section 2, Baptismal Registers Measure 1961                          ––                   14.00              14.00  fee should be based on the statutory fee for the service, with the
                                                                                                                   PCC receiving the equivalent of the combined DBF and PCC fee.
        MARRIAGES
        Publication of banns of marriage                                                                                                      ––                    31.00             31.00  NOTES:
        Certificate of banns issued at time of publication                                                                            ––                   14.00             14.00  A1.  Certificates of Baptism
        Marriage Service in Church (See Note A3)                                                                                      211.00             252.00           463.00  The fee for a certificate issued at the time of baptism is for a
        For marriage certificate see Note A4                                                                                                     certified copy of the entry in the register book of baptisms
                                                                                                                   giving the particulars required in Form No 1 in Schedule 1 to
                                                                                                                   the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978. The fees
        SEARCHES IN CHURCH REGISTERS                                                                               payable for a certified copy of the full entry issued at any other
        Searching registers of marriages for period before 1 July 1837 (See Note A2)                               time are the fees prescribed for searching registers of baptisms
          (for up to one hour)                                                                                                                         ––                    31.00             31.00  and burials and, if applicable, for each additional copy of an entry
          for each subsequent hour or part of an hour                                                                                      ––                    31.00             31.00  in such a register.
        Searching registers of baptism or burials (See Note A2) (including the provision of one copy
          of any entry therein) for up to one hour                                                                                            ––                    31.00             31.00  A2.  Searches in Church Registers
          for each subsequent hour or part of an hour                                                                                      ––                    31.00             31.00  The search fee relates to a particular search where the
        Each additional copy of an entry in a register of baptism or burials                                                          ––                    14.00             14.00  approximate date of the baptism or marriage is known. The
        Inspection of instrument of apportionment or agreement for exchange of land for tithes                         ––                    ––                       ––  fee for a more general search of a church register is negotiable.
          deposited under the Tithe Act 1836
        Furnishing copies of above (for every 72 words)                                                                                 ––                    14.00             14.00  A3.  Costs and Expenses
                                                                                                                   In the case of a marriage service in church, any costs and expenses
                                                                                                                   incurred in respect of routine administration (including arranging
        EXTRAS
        The fees shown in the table do not include charges for heating, the services of a verger,                  dates and times and the making of entries in registers), making the
        music (e.g. organist, choir), bells, and flowers, which are fixed by the Parochial Church                  church available and lighting it are included in the fee prescribed as
        Council. In the case of a marriage service or a funeral service in church, any costs and                   payable to the parochial church council.
        expenses incurred in respect of routine administration (including arranging dates and times                A4.  Fee for Marriage Certificate
        and the making of entries in registers), making the church available and lighting it are
        included in the fee prescribed as payable to the Parochial Church Council.                                 The following fees are currently payable under the Marriage Act
                                                                                                                   1949 to the Parochial Church Council under the Registration of
                                                                                                                   Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2018:
                                                                                                                   certified copy of entry in marriage register at time of registration
                                                                                                                   or subsequently, £11.00.This is not an ecclesiastical fee, and the
                                                           Published by The Archbishops’ Council, Church           fee was increased by the Government to this amount with effect
                                                           House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ
                                                                                                                   from 16 February 2019. (www.gro.gov.uk/gro)
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