I am always happy to marry any couple who live in Coleford or Holcombe, or who have a connection with either village. Please get in touch with me as soon as you can to talk about dates, and also to come and see the church. You may find it helpful to look at this excellent Church of England website Your Church Wedding: www.yourchurchwedding.org However, I am here to talk to you about your wedding so please do email or ring me (details below) and then we can meet to have a chat.
From August 2016, we have been licensed for weddings at Holcombe Old Church. Weddings here will be more expensive. As well as the wedding fees listed below there is a fee payable to the Churches Conservation Trust, and various other expenses. We are also much more limited in seating. However, the Old Church is in the most wonderful setting and we are absolutely thrilled that I can now marry couples there. Here is a picture of the inside in July last year.
Weddings are not expensive in church. The costs for 2017 are:
Marriage service: £424.00 (this is a statutory fee, not set by us)
Publication of Banns: £28.00 (again, not set by us)
Marriage certificate: £4.00 (again, not set by us)
Organist: normally between £90 - £110, depending on the organist
Heating: £25 (it will be up to us to decide whether we need to charge this – always in winter, usually in spring and autumn and occasionally in summer)
Flowers: to be discussed at time of booking the wedding (see below)
Holcombe Old Church: extra fees to be announced
All wedding fees will be included in your invoice, to be paid at the time of your wedding rehearsal. You will need to pay with three cheques and this will be explained on your invoice.
Flowers: you may engage a florist to provide flowers, you may do your own, or you may simply have whatever flowers happen to be in church for that weekend. If the last, there is no charge. If either of the first two, then the cost is up to you. We do ask that you leave some flowers in church for the Sunday, and depending on what you do, you may need to have someone responsible to take the flowers out during the following week.
I do marry people who have been divorced. I shall have to see your divorce papers, and we shall need to talk about each situation individually with any couple wanting to marry. We cannot guarantee to marry every couple where there is a previous marital partner still living, but we always do our best to accommodate people.
Please telephone Clarissa on 01373 812705 or email me