St Mary's Church, Marston Magna

The Church of England Table of Parochial Fees


From 1st January 2015 Prepared by the Archbishops' Council


The main fees that are currently payable by law, excluding "Extras" (See Note 1) are set out below

Publication of banns

Certificate of banns, if required

Marriage Service

Marriage Service






Marriage certificate at registration, if required


Service (in church, cemetery or crematorium) (see Note3)

Burial in churchyard following on from service in church

Burial of cremated remains in churchyard following church service

Burial in churchyard on a separate occasion or without service in church

Burial in churchyard of cremated remains on a separate occasion or without service in church


There is no fee for a service of baptism


Burial certificate, if required

Certificate of baptism, if required

Monuments (see Note 4)









These normally range from £21 to £158 depending on the type and size of the monument required

Searches in Registers, etc.

For the first hour (inclusive of one copy of an entry in certain registers)

For each subsequent hour or part of an hour

Each additional copy of entry in a register of baptism or burial




The fees listed above are the statutory fees payable.  It is stressed that the figures do not include any charges for extras such as music (e.g. organist or choir) bells, and flowers, which are fixed by the Parochial Church Council


The fee for a marriage certificate is fixed by the Registrar General. 

If a cemetery or cremation authority has itself fixed different charges for the minister's services in a cemetery or crematorium such charges will take precedence over those specified here.

"Monument", here is a technical term and includes, for example, a gravestone or headstone.


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