Weddings

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Weddings at St John’s or St James’ Church
We want to make your Wedding as special and memorable for you as possible. We can offer you a full service including flowers, bells, choirs and Orders of Service, from the splendour of historic St John’s Church which will hold up to 250 guests to the intimate setting of St James’, the white, chocolate-box church which will hold up to 80 guests. Both St John’s and St James’ have attractive gardens for your photographs. The church buildings are in good order with excellent access for all your guests.

Why a Church Wedding is special
Church buildings offer outstanding beauty and centuries of history. Local people have been getting married in Baildon for generations, perhaps even members of your own family. When you marry in church you become part of that history and part of the fabric of your community. But history is only part of the story. Unlike other venues, when you marry in church we are there for your afterwards. We will help and support you as members of our church family as a couple and as your family grows.

Whatever your beliefs, a church wedding adds a spiritual dimension to your marriage. We look for God’s blessing and His help and guidance as you start your life together. You can make choices about your ceremony; from the moment you book the date, Rev Sandra or one of the clergy team will work with you to plan a wedding that reflects your very personal story. You can blend ancient tradition with the modern experience to produce a day that is memorable, meaningful and beautiful. Where else can you walk down the aisle!

Flowers
St John’s Flower Guild offers expert decorating at St John’s church. We can offer you the full floral package for very competitive rates. Please speak to Rev Sandra or clergy team for more information.

Music
We have a team of experienced organists to play your favourite hymns and songs. We have a magnificent pipe organ at St John’s and St James’ has an up-to-date electronic organ. You can also have your own music playing through our sound system. If you want it, we have a church choir and bells for after the ceremony.

Wedding Price List – 2017

Marriage Service – £424.00

Heating (if required) – St John’s £25.00/St James’ £17.50

Publication of Banns – £28.00

Certificate of Banns – £13.00

Certificate of Marriage on the day – £4.00

Certificate of Marriage subsequently – £10.00

Verger – £40

Organist (Optional) – £100.00

Bellringer (Optional – only available at St John’s)  – £30.00

Permission for Photographs in Church – free

Permission for Flowers in church – free. You can use the flowers already in church, employ a professional florist or use our floral services.

Orders of Service (per 50 copies) – £25.00

Booking your day
You can contact a member of the clergy about our wedding services and book a date by coming to our Clergy Hour, every Tuesday between 6.00pm and 7.00pm in St John’s Church Hall on Hallcliffe in Baildon centre. You don’t need to book – just turn up.

If you need a Banns Certificate
If you live in the parish of Baildon but have decided to get married in a church in another parish, you will need to have your Banns read with us. After three readings we will issue you with a Banns Certificate to take to the church where you are to marry. Come along to Clergy Hour any Tuesday between 6.00pm and 7.00pm in St John’s Church Hall with a form of ID and we can arrange this for you.

Discover
Discover all you need to know about Church of England weddings at www.yourchurchwedding.org

All prices and costs displayed are E & O E