Weddings

 

If you would like to get married at St Peter's Church please come along to Cornerstone (adjacent to the church, just off Church Street) on a Thursday evening anytime between 6:00 and 7:30 pm to meet with the Vicar, Bill Jackson. Making a booking is advised.

 

We hope that the information on this page will answer some of the questions you might have about weddings at St Peter's, but please feel free to contact the Vicar, Tel: (01628) 559992, if there is anything else you would like to know.

 

Can I get married at St Peter's?

 

If you live in Burnham Parish, attend St Peter's Church, or have a connection to the Parish, you can be married at St Peter's Church.

 

If neither of you lives in the Parish, nor do you have any connection with the Parish, it is still possible to be married at St Peter's, but you will need to discuss this with the Vicar (01628 559992).

 

How much does a wedding cost?

 

When you book your wedding we make an administration charge of £50. This is deductible from the final wedding fees, but is non refundable if the wedding is cancelled

 

Fees are reviewed annually, current fees are available from Cornerstone Office. The cost includes all legal and church fees, marriage certificate, verger, organist and flowers in the church for your wedding.

 

Approximately 6 weeks before your wedding you will be given an invoice of how much you need to pay; fees need to be paid in full a month before your wedding.

 

Bells and Choir

 

St Peter's has a magnificent ring of 8 bells, and a team of ringers who ring for before and after your wedding. The cost is £130.

 

A choir can add to the occasion by giving a strong lead to the singing. We can provide a choir for an additional £100.

 

We'll ask you for an initial decision about whether you want a choir and/or bells when you book your wedding, but as these facilities are provided by volunteers who only receive expenses we cannot GUARANTEE their availability. Minimum 2 months notice needed.

 

What if I've been married before?

 

A previous marriage which has ended in divorce is, unfortunately, not uncommon. St Peter's supports couples who wish commit themselves to a new start and to be remarried in church. If you are in this situation, please telephone the vicar, Revd Bill Jackson, for a confidential chat so that we can discuss whether a church wedding is appropriate in your circumstances.

 

Practicalities

 

How big is the church? - St Peter's church will seat 250 people.

 

Music - Our organist, Brian Henry, is happy to speak to couples about music for wedding services. Please contact him (01753 851388) a few months before your wedding to discuss the possibilities for music.

 

Flowers - Two flower arrangements are included in the cost of your wedding and additional flowers can be arranged at extra cost if required.

 

Photographs and video?

 

We are happy for your wedding to be photographed, and the cost of video copyright is included in the wedding fee. Please speak to the Vicar who will be able to give you further guidance on photography during the service.

 

Please ask your photographer and videographer to familiarise themselves with the church layout and speak to the Vicar before the service begins; preferably on another day.

 

Changing the details of a wedding booking

 

If you want to make any changes to the time and/or date of your wedding, if you change your address, or if you wish to cancel the booking, it is essential that you inform us in writing. Write to: Cornerstone, Church Street, Burnham, SL1 7HX. Note the administration charge is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

 

Cornerstone Office is open Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tel: (01628) 664338

 

Did you know?

 

Back in 1991, Kate and Pippa Middleton were bridesmaids at a wedding in St Peter's church.

 

 

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