Wedding Costs to Increase by 40%

The decision on everyones mind at the moment is:

Do i get married in Church or go for a Civil Ceremony?

It has been announced that fees for Church of England weddings are to rise by 40%

Church officials voted by majority, in favour of the huge increases after there was a 4% rise in the number of Church of England weddings in 2010. However……members of Church governing body, the General Synod are warning that the poorest of people that still contribute to the church could be priced out of having church wedding services.

“Such a large fee increase seems hard to justify in times of financial austerity and even harder to justify in poor inner-city parishes,” says the Rev Canon Simon Killwick, a vicar from inner city Moss Side, Manchester.

“The Church of England should not be making a big increase at this time and need not be making it difficult for the poor to access the church wedding services at a time when a simple ceremony can be held at a register office for around £100.”

The increase means a church wedding will cost £415 from January 2013, up from the current £296.

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~ by admin on March 7, 2012.