Weddings and Baptisms

All requests for baptisms and marriages should be made to the Revd Dr Simon Taylor QC

Vicarage: 01223 840256    Mobile: 07970 716163       email  st@cloisters.com

BAPTISMS
These customarily take place during the main Sunday service at 9.45am so that the newly baptised person, whether adult or child, can be appropriately welcomed into the family of the church. In very exceptional circumstances a private baptism can be arranged.

There is no charge for a baptism but donations to the church are greatly appreciated.

Weddings
Here are some guidelines for those planning to get married at St.Andrew’s.

Banns of Marriage.  To qualify to be married in the Parish of Stapleford, the law requires that at least one party be resident in the parish.  If neither party resides in the parish, it may be possible to be married at St.Andrew’s if one party can demonstrate a ‘qualifying connection’ as defined in the C. of E. Marriage Measure 2008.

Normally a marriage takes place after the reading of “Banns” on 3 successive Sundays at the main church service.
If one of you resides in another parish, you must arrange with the vicar of that parish to have the banns read there as well.  He will then give you a certificate which must be given to the priest before the wedding can take place.
(You do not need a civil licence for a church wedding)

Fees for weddings during 2013

Basic wedding without organ or choir                                         £381.00

Organist                                                                                               £75.00

Choir                                                                                                     £85.00

Bells                                                                                                      £105.00

Separate publication of banns in another church                        £34.00

If you are hoping to get married at St.Andrew’s, contact the Churchwardens in the first instance to arrange an interview.

Visit the C of E website   You will find a wealth of information to help you plan your wedding on http://www.yourchurchwedding.org/

Please note that any change in fees may not immediately be reflected in this website.