Getting Married at All Saints
We are pleased that you are thinking of getting married!
This page tells you some of what you need to know but feel free to get in touch if you would like to talk things over or ask questions. If you are thinking of getting married at All Saints please phone Sue (our Vicar) in the office on 020 8393 9583 to arrange an initial meeting. Or email Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church of England has a great website you may wish to look at, with loads of information about where you can marry in church, the service itself and even ideas to help your guests and special people prepare for the day. Just go to:
Sometimes people are in unusual circumstances or think
that the church wouldn't be interested, it's worth contacting us. We promise
that we won't be judgmental and we will do everything we can to help you have
the day you dream of. However you come to All Saints we hope that you will
always feel welcome.
The marriage service is an act of worship and will need planning in detail long before the big day. This page is mainly about how to book a service.
To be married at All Saints:
Banns of Marriage
Banns are an announcement of your intention to marry and a chance for anyone to put forward a reason why the marriage may not lawfully take place.
Banns need to be read in the Parish where each of you lives as well as the church in which you are to be married, if that is another Parish.
You must have your Banns read out in church for three Sundays (during our 10.00am Service at All Saints) during the three months before the wedding. This is often done over three consecutive Sundays, but does not have to be. Most couples try to get along to hear their Banns being read at least once.
You can chose to either arrange for flowers for the church yourself or through Pat George, our Flower Co-ordinator.
All Saints has a set of eight hand rung chimes. If you would wish them rung, this can be arranged and will be discussed when you meet Sue, the Vicar to discuss your wedding.
All Saints usually seats between 120 and 140 people. We can supply additional seating and accommodate up to 200 people.
Disabled guests are accommodated easily within the body of the church. Disabled access is via the Community Hall entrance (joined directly to the church) or via a ramp directly into the church. We have a toilet for disabled use.
Although not necessary, you are welcome to bring your own individualised service sheets. Don't forget that you will need to organise the layout and printing with a printer in plenty of time. They will need to be checked by Sue in advance of your big day.
Confetti is permitted outside of the church.
Photography and Filming
Photographs are permitted during the service, but only by your official photographer.
An official video is permitted from a fixed point only, agreed with the Vicar before the actual day of the ceremony. Due to copyright laws, an extra fee has to be levied.
You can choose your own music for the entrance and exit of the wedding party and the hymns you wish to have sung during the service.
All Saints Church has a car park adjoining the church and hall available for use by your wedding guests. There is usually some parking in the side streets near the church should there be insufficient parking on-site.
As with most things in life, there are fees attached to getting married in Church. You will be given a detailed list of the fees at your first interview. Most of these are set by the Church of England's Table of Parochial Fees. Before, or at the second interview, is the best time for fees to be paid. Your cheque should be made payable to All Saints PCC. Fees for 2018 are as follows:
Statutory Fees 2019
Publication of banns of marriage
*Plus £4 for each Marriage Certificate required
Additional Fees (2019 fees to be confirmed)
Use of the sound desk
Use of the Organ
Use of the Organ and Sound Desk
Heating (for Weddings between October & April)
Banns of Marriage for weddings at other Churches
Cheques to be
made payable to All Saints PCC
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting with you and getting to know you as you plan and prepare for your Wedding Day.