Weddings

Weddings at St Peter and Saint Paul Ewhurst

Many couples want to have a church wedding as it is a very special day when you start your new life together.  You give your promises to each other in front of your family and friends and, just as importantly, before God.  If you are a happy couple planning to do this, we hope the following will help.

It is a good idea to contact a member of the clergy team as soon as you have decided that you would like to be married here. This means there is plenty of time to sort out possible dates  and to put in place all the arrangements needed.

Even if one of you (or both) live in Ewhurst or you have a close connection with the parish or church - or if neither of you presently has a connection - you do need to talk to a member of the clergy as soon as possible.  This is because there are both legal and church regulations which must be followed for your wedding in church to happen and the clergy can advise you on what needs to be done.

Getting married in church does involve costs – some you have to pay, others are up to you.

Set costs                                               £

*Wedding ceremony                            424.00
*Reading of Banns                                28.00
Verger and cleaning                              40.00
Heating (if applicable)                           40.00

*These are legal requirements and MUST be paid

Extra costs
Bannn certificate                                   13.00
Wedding Certificate                                4.00
Use of organ and organist                     85.00
Use of bells and bellringers                 100.00
Choir to sing                                        120.00

Video rights within the church is decided on an individual basis

Flowers can be provided by the church flower arranging team, or you can use your own florist. This needs to be discussed with the flower arranging team, whichever option you choose.

You will be asked to decide at least 3months before your wedding which of the extra things you would like for your wedding as the people involved need to set the date in their diaries.

You may be asked for a deposit when you start planning your wedding.
ALL costs are payable one month before the service.

  • Once your wedding date is set, you will be expected to have preparation meetings with the clergy member who is going to marry you.  This is so that all aspects of your wedding can be discussed well before the important day.
  • You will also be asked to have a rehearsal just before your wedding with as many of the people directly involved as possible.  It is best to have got your Order of Service for your wedding organised well before this, at least a month before, so that everyone knows what is happening and can make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible on the Big Day.