Your Wedding at St. Paul's

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A celebration of God’s gift of marriage.

Can we get married at St. Paul's?
A couple can marry in this church if:
one of them:

1. lives in the parish or
2. is on the church’s electoral roll

They can also marry in this church if:
one of them:

3. has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
4. has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
5. was baptised in the parish or
6. was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
one of their parents, at any time after they were born:
7. has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
8. has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
one of their parents or grandparents:
9. was married in the parish.

If none of 1-9 applies, yes, they can still marry in this church if:
10. they are granted a Special Licence.


  • The eligibility requirements for Special Licences, where relevant, will be explained to you according to your circumstances.
  • Shaded text shows the only cases where baptism is required of either the bride or the groom.

How much will it cost?

Legal fees payable to this church - Set by the Church of England for 2021

  • Statutory fee for a basic Church of England wedding service, not including the banns fee £464
    This includes the church costs (inc. lighting and administration)
  • The marriage certificate at time of registration £11 or subsequently £11
  • Fee for reading of banns at this church £31
  • Certificate of banns issued at time of publication £15

Full details of the Church Of England Table of Parochial Fees for 2021 can be found here >>

In addition  there are St. Paul’s Barton – Parochial Church Council (PCC) Fees. From 01.01.2018

  • Organ & Organist £100
  • Music (Copyright control)  £10
  • Verger  £100
  • Heating  (Where applicable) £10

Wedding Bookings
To secure a wedding booking, a non-refundable deposit of £131 is due before the reading of the banns.  This  is necessary to secure the booking of the organ and organist (£100) and the reading of the banns (£31).

The banns will be published on the first three Sundays of the month before your marriage at the 10:00am service.

Cheques are made payable to St. Paul’s Barton PCC.

What to do next...
To contact us about arranging your wedding at St. Paul's 
 please contact us using this form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Want to know more?
For more much more information about weddings in the Church Of England and how to plan and arrange your special day see the Thinking of a Church Wedding page >>

Banns of Marriage Application Form
Click here to view or download >>


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