St Francis of Assisi, Petts Wood

For it is in the giving that we receive.


Wedding with Father Stephen

Marriage is God’s gift by which man and woman come together in love and in joy, for mutual support and for raising of a family.  It is the bedrock of human society.  Marriage in church is regulated by civil and church law through the Marriage Measure 2008.

How much does it cost?

A total of £635 that includes the charge for flowers and the services of the Organist. A deposit of £50 is payable at the time the wedding is arranged; the balance of £585 is payable a week before the wedding.

  • Banns of Marriage?
    (where the wedding takes place elsewhere). A fee of £34 which includes publication and Certificate.
    What preparation is required?
    Preparation is required before marriage and this includes the contents of the service itself and a full rehearsal.
    Can I marry at St Francis?
    Yes if you meet one or more of the following conditions.  If one of you:
    • Lives in the Parish
    • Is a regular attender of the services
    • Was baptised at St Francis
    • Has been confirmed and prepared for confirmation in the parish.
    • Has at any time lived in the parish for at least 6 months
    • Has at any time regularly attended public worship in the parish for at least 6 months (regularly will be understood as at least once a month)

Are there any exceptions to these conditions?
Yes. In certain circumstances a Special Licence may be granted for couples who cannot attend the church on a regular basis.