Have you considered getting married in your local parish church, St Peters, off Bocking End, Braintree?  You can do this if you live in the parish or have a family connection with St Peters.

An old building like St Peters, where people have worshipped for over 100 years, gives to your special day a spiritual presence.  You will make your vows surrounded by your friends and well-wishers and then go to kneel before the altar asking God for his blessing and help.

St Peters has a fine oak screen, pipe organ and lovely stained glass at the east and west ends.

Our robed choir is usually available to give weight and dignity to the occasion.

Wedding after Banns – Fees for 2020

Fixed Charges

Calling of Banns


Marriage Service (Note 1)


Marriage Certificate




Total (Note 2)


Additional Charges



Total Including Organ




Total including Choir


Heating (Oct - Apr Only)


Total including Organ, Choir and Heating


Calling of Banns only (marriage to take place in another Church)

Calling of Banns


Issuing of Banns Certificate (Note 3)





  1. This is the statutory fee in the Church of England, and  includes the costs of lighting and administration.
  2. Payment in full is required at least one month before the wedding date  please – by cash or cheque made payable to “The Revd Tim Barnes”, or by bank transfer (ask for details).
  3. This Certificate needs to be presented to the Officiating  Minister at the Church where you are to be married.

We wish you every blessing as you embark upon married life.

If you need any further help or advice in planning your wedding, please do contact Fr. Tim on 01376 349267,


The Church of England website has some useful information on weddings  at and