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TABLE OF PAROCHIAL FEES from 1 January 2020 – Funerals, Burials and Monuments


        This table sets out the fees prescribed by the Parochial Fees Order 2019 (a Statutory Instrument)                                           Fee payable    Fee payable  NOTES:
        and summarises other relevant information. For legal purposes reference should be made to the Order                                     Towards            To          Total Fee  B1.  Definitions etc.
        itself. There is a separate table for fees for baptisms and marriage services.                                                                               Diocesan       Parochial      Payable  ‘Burial’ includes deposit in a vault or brick grave
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Board of        Church  and the interment or deposit of cremated remains.
        For further information about fees refer to the Guide to Church of England Parochial                                                   Finance         Council
        Fees and Frequently Asked Questions which are available on the Church of England website.                                                   £                £                £  ‘Churchyard’ includes the curtilage of a church
                                                                                                                                 and a burial ground of a church whether or not
                                                                                                                                 immediately adjoining such church.
        Funerals and Burials of Person aged 18 Years or More (See Note B2(i))                                                    (NOTE: This includes any area used for the interment
        A.  Service in Church                                                                                                    of cremated remains within such a curtilage or burial
        Funeral service in church, whether taking place before or after burial or cremation (See Note B1)  108.00  91.00  199.00  ground, whether consecrated or not.)
        Burial of body in churchyard immediately preceding or following on from service in church      13.00   305.00   318.00
        Burial or other lawful disposal of cremated remains in churchyard immediately preceding or following on from service in church  13.00  123.00  136.00  ‘Cemetery’ means any burial ground other than
        Burial of body, or burial or other lawful disposal of cremated remains, in cemetery immediately preceding or             a churchyard.
         following on from service in church                                                           28.00    ––       28.00   ‘Monument’ includes headstone, cross, kerb,
        Cremation immediately preceding or following on from service in church                         28.00    ––       28.00   border, vase, chain, railing, tablet, plaque, marker,
        Burial of body in churchyard on separate occasion (See Note B2(II))                            42.00   305.00   347.00   flatstone, tombstone or monument or tomb of
        Burial of cremated remains in churchyard or other lawful disposal of cremated remains on separate occasion (See Note B2(II))  42.00  123.00  165.00  any other kind.
        Burial of body, or burial or other lawful disposal of cremated remains, in cemetery on separate occasion (See Note B2(II))  56.00  14.00  70.00  ‘immediately preceding or following on from
        B.  No Service in Church                                                                                                 service in church’ includes the day
        Funeral service (including burial of body) at graveside in churchyard                         108.00   305.00   413.00   before and the day after the service in church.
        Funeral service (including burial or other lawful disposal of cremated remains) at graveside in churchyard  108.00  123.00  231.00  Where “ – ” appears in the table no fee is payable
        Funeral service at crematorium, or funeral service (including burial of body or burial or other lawful disposal of       to the body indicated.
          cremated remains) in cemetery                                                               199.00    00.00   199.00
        Funeral service in premises belonging to funeral director, whether taking place before or after burial or cremation  199.00  0.00  199.00  B2.  Funerals & Burials
        Cremation immediately preceding or following on from funeral service in premises belong to funeral director  28.00  0.00  28.00  i)   No fee is payable in respect of a burial of a
        Burial of body in churchyard, not following service at graveside (committal only)              42.00   305.00   347.00   still-born infant, or for the funeral or burial of
        Burial of cremated remains in churchyard or other lawful disposal of cremated remains (committal only)  42.00  123.00  165.00  a person dying within eighteen years after birth.
        Burial of body, or burial or other lawful disposal of cremated remains, in cemetery (committal only)  28.00  0.00  28.00  ii)   The fee for a burial in a churchyard or cemetery
                                                                                                                                 on a separate occasion applies when burial does
        C.  Certificate issued at time of burial (See Note B2(iii))                                    ––       14.00    14.00   not take place on the same day as, or on the day
                                                                                                                                 before or the day after, a service in church.
        MONUMENTS IN CHURCHYARDS                                                                                                 iii)   The certificate issued at the time of burial
        Permitted in accordance with rules, regulations or directions made by the Chancellor of the diocese, including           is a certified copy of the entry in the register
          those relating to a particular churchyard or part of a churchyard (but excluding a monument authorized by a            book of burials kept under the Parochial
          particular faculty, the fee for which is set by the Chancellor)                                                        Registers and Records Measure 1978.
        Small cross of wood                                                                            13.00    32.00    45.00
        Small vase not exceeding 305mm x 203mm x 203mm (12” x 8” x 8”) or tablet, plaque or other marker                         B3.  Searches in Church Registers
          commemorating a person whose remains have been cremated                                      13.00    61.00    74.00   The search fee relates to a particular search where
        Any other monument                                                                             13.00   129.00   142.00   the approximate date of the baptism, marriage or
          (the above fees include the approval of the original inscription by the incumbent)                                     burial is known. The fee for a more general search
        Additional inscription on existing monument                                                    13.00    14.00    27.00   of a church register is negotiable.
                                                                                                                                 B4.  Costs and Expenses
        SEARCHES IN CHURCH REGISTERS                                                                                             In the case of a marriage service or a funeral
        Searching registers of burials (See Note B3) (including the provision of one copy of any entry therein) for up to one hour  ––  31.00  31.00  service in church, any costs and expenses incurred
         for each subsequent hour or part of an hour                                                   ––       31.00    31.00   in respect of routine administration (including
        Each additional copy of an entry in a register of burials                                      ––       14.00    14.00   arranging dates and times and the making of entries
                                                                                                                                 in registers), making the church available and lighting
        EXTRAS                                                                                                                   it are included in the fee prescribed as payable to
        The fees shown in the table do not include charges for heating, the services of a verger, music (e.g. organist, choir), bells, and   the Parochial Church Council.
        flowers, which are fixed by the Parochial Church Council. In the case of a marriage service or a funeral service in church, any costs
        and expenses incurred in respect of routine administration (including arranging dates and times 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.


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