These fees include those set nationally by the Church of England and Parliament.

The basic fee for marriage in the church
(This includes the reading of banns, the service in the church, a verger, and an organist)
£650

The following extras are available, but are optional

Bells£50
Choir£140
Soloist£40

Recording a wedding

Permission to film the service (whether professional or amateur) will need an additional agreement and will incur the following additional costs.

Organist£48
Choir£70
Soloist£20

Deposits, payment and terms

A deposit of £50.00 is required to be paid before we can confirm that the church has been reserved for the time agreed. This will not normally be refunded in the event of a cancellation, as it covers administration costs.

Cheques should be made payable to “St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk”.

The full balance must be paid not later than four weeks before the wedding.

These fees are revised annually and the rates in force at the time of the wedding will be the ones charged.


Not getting married at Whitkirk?

If you’re not getting married at Whitkirk – for example if you’re getting married in a different parish and need banns reading, or having a civil ceremony but still want your wedding to be blessed – this table sets out the fees involved.

Publication of banns
(This includes a banns certificate)
£46
Wedding blessing or renewal of vows
(This includes the service in the church, a verger and an organist)
£403

This page last updated April 2021.