Who to contact
To ask about booking weddings, baptisms and interments of ashes please email:
administrationstl[@]protonmail.com (remove the square brackets)
To ask about booking funerals please go directly to your undertaker. Your undertaker will act as your agent with the church.
The office is not open every day so please be patient.
Weddings and baptisms are available to Cowley parish residents.
The church has increased availability for weddings and baptisms from September 2018 onwards.
Weddings are available on Saturdays at 1pm.
Baptisms are available with the church family in the Sunday morning service at 10am or shortly afterwards at 11.45am.
Weddings prices go up every year. There is a component that is set by the parish church and a component that is set by the Church of England. Both prices are likely to continue to increase in the future.
If you pay at the time of booking, you will be charged the price that is current at the time you are making the booking. If you pay later on, you will be charged the price that is current at the time of payment. Prices may go up several times between the day you book and the day you marry.
Wedding ceremony £441
Verger fee £125
Banns £29 + £14
Organist £180 (Optional)
If baptisms take place during the Sunday morning church service you will only need to pay for the certificates.
Baptism certificate £14 Godparent certificate £3
If baptisms take place after the Sunday morning church service you will also need to pay the £125 vergers fee.
How to book
Weddings and baptisms can not be booked over the telephone. Please make an appointment to come to the office. Baptisms and weddings are not booked if you do not come to the office to fill out and sign the form.
Both bride and groom must be present when booking a wedding. When a child is to be baptised, the parents or legal guardians must make the booking.
Funerals and ashes services
Funerals are booked through your undertaker. Your undertaker will act as your agent and will communicate with the church about your practical needs and requirements. Please make sure that your undertaker tells the church whether you require an organist or a CD operator.
To find out about ashes services, pricing and churchyard regulations concerning the limited range of permissible gravestones please contact the Church Office. Gravestones can not be placed in the churchyard without permission and the payment of fees.