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Banns of marriage involve the public declaration (normally in the parish church) that two people intend to be married. The announcement invites any who know of any impediment to the marriage to make it known.

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Marriage fees

Table of Fees (from 1 January 2020)

Marriages Ministry Fee (payable to the officiating minister) Church Fee (payable to the PCC) Total
Marriage Service (including fee for Publication of Banns) £195.00 £260.00 £455.00
Copy of Marriage Certificate £10.00 £10.00
Where Banns are called outside the parish where the marriage service will take place:
Publication of Banns (to include certificate of Banns) £40.00 £40.00
Marriage Blessing (following a Civil Marriage) £195 £215.00 £410.00