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Information about booking weddings

To secure your wedding booking, you will need to pay a £200 deposit. Please make any cheques payable to PCC of St Laurence Cowley. For administration purposes cheques are generally preferred but you can pay in cash.

Both the bride and the groom will need to come into the office to sign the Banns of Marriage application.

Bookings must be agreed with the church warden. Couples should be resident in Cowley parish or be regular worshippers at St Laurence’s on Sunday mornings. To be classified as a regular worshipper you and your partner need to attend Sunday services on a weekly basis for at least six months. Bookings can’t be taken until this period is over.

Please talk to the church wardens if you’d like to find out more.

The church does not have an organist and books a freelance organist for weddings and funerals. The organist fee is separate. Please let the church know if you need an organist when you make the booking.

The organist fee is £150.

The church has a CD player which is operated by members of the church congregation.

There is a £35 fee for using the CD player.

The verger fee is £50.

Other important information about bookings

All bookings must be made in person in the church office. No telephone bookings or email bookings will be taken.

It’s very important that you give the church the correct contact details. You may wish to email the church office after making the booking to confirm that your email address is correct. If you change your address or telephone number after making the booking you must let the church know.

St Laurence’s Church is part of the Church of England. The Church of England sets fees for all of its parish churches in England. There is more fee information on this page.

Please note that bookings will be not be taken over the telephone. Agreements about arrangements for services and other uses of the church will not be made over the telephone. Please email on