Weddings

Rings

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

1 Cor 13:4-8

Thank you for considering holding your wedding at St Mary’s Kennington; it is a special venue for such an occasion and we are always honoured when people chose to share this occasion with us.

Did you know that you can be married at St Mary’s whether you are christened or not, whatever your beliefs?  The bride does not have to wear white and she doesn’t have to promise to ‘obey’.  You also don’t have to get married on a Saturday.

You are legally entitled to marry in St Mary’s Kennington if you satisfy any one  of the following three legal requirements:

1.You are on the electoral roll of St Mary’s church, Kennington

2.You live within the parish of St Mary’s Kennington

3. You have a ‘qualifying connection’ with the parish of St Mary’s Kennington

This is your special day and we hope to help make it wonderful.  You can use our services such as bells, organist and choir, flowers or you can make your own arrangements.

The following fees apply:

Principal Fees

Marriage Service £415
Marriage Certificate £4
Banns at St. Mary’s Church Kennington £27†
Verger £25
Total wedding fee £471

†Please note – if you both do not live in the same parish there will be an additional cost associated with the reading of Banns in the second parish.

Optional Services

MP3 recording of the serviceby arrangement

 Church Organist £90
Own Organist no charge
Flowers from £90
Chimes / Full Bells £60 / £120
Choir £120
Order of Service printing by arrangement
Video £30
Power point show £20
MP3 recording of service by arrangement

Please ensure the total fees are paid six weeks prior to wedding day.

To book your wedding or for further information please contact the church office on 01233 664820.

Banns of Marriage

It is a legal requirement that banns be called on three consecutive Sundays prior to the wedding. One or both of you must be resident within the parish in order to be married by either banns or common licence.

Banns of marriage is a process whereby your names are called out on three consecutive Sundays in the churches in the parishes where you reside. These are called out at the main public service on a Sunday morning.

If one of you lives outside this parish then the banns are read in your local parish as well, and a banns certificate is issued which is given to the Parish Office here.

You are welcome to come and hear your banns being read out in church, although there is no legal requirement for you to do so.

The Church of England has a website to help plan your wedding ceremony.  You can chose hymns, music and lyrics and best of all you can save your choices.

Flowers

Below are a few pictures to show how the flowers can look in the church
should you wish for them to be done by our flower ladies this can be arranged when you book your wedding, the fee for flowers is from £90.
Please contact the church office on 01233 664820 office@kennington-st-marys.org.uk to discuss this further.

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