A wedding is one of life's great moments, a time of solemn commitment, feasting and delight - and to be married in church, surrounded by your family and friends in a unique setting is a wonderful experience.
But a church wedding is so much more than just a 'special event', for by choosing to get married in church you are acknowledging that God, who is Love, is involved in your lives and your relationships. This doesn’t mean that you will avoid all the usual ups and downs but that you can look to God for guidance and sustaining love in the future. And you will, of course, also have the support and encouragement of the church family.
As you start to think about the possibility of a church wedding, you
will find lots of helpful information on the Church of England
The Church of England | Weddings click here: yourchurchwedding.org
We have also produced a booklet which gives you more information about getting married in Barlow Church and you can find that here.
We also welcome enquiries from couples who wish to arrange for a service of blessing after a civil partnership, or who wish to renew their marriage vows.
The 2021 Church of England statutory legal fees for a church wedding in 2021 are £495 and in addition there is a verger's fee of £70 making a total of £565. The organist / recorded music fee costs an additional £80.
There may be additional costs with regard to the reading of banns in other churches if you do not live in the parish - we will advise you on this.
There are no statutory legal fees for a service of blessing or renewal of vows but we would ask for a generous donation in addition to the verger's and music fees which may still be applicable.
To find out more please do give us a call or drop us an email - we'll
be delighted to help you decide what is right for you.
Revd Sarah Colver is the Vicar of Great Barlow and Old Brampton and you can contact her here.
Barbara Stringer is the weddings co-ordinator for both Barlow and Old Brampton churches and you can contact her here.