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Church Of England Wedding Price Rise Rejected

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14089922

Plans to increase the price of weddings and funerals by 50% have been rejected by the Church of England.

A standard national fee of £425 for a wedding and £150 for a funeral would have been imposed, with parishes banned from charging extra for services such as heating, vergers and administration.

The Church's law-making body, the General Synod, felt a price rise would discourage couples marrying in church.

It's almost as if inflation is getting out of control, only a mere 50% increase proposed.

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A standard national fee of £425 for a wedding and £150 for a funeral would have been imposed, with parishes banned from charging extra for services such as heating, vergers and administration.

It's almost as if inflation is getting out of control, only a mere 50% increase proposed.

Ah but...the cost at the moment can still exceed £425 or £150, if as they do now add the extra services on as extra costings....flexible fees can turn out to be far more expensive than set fixed fees.....next. ;)

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Ah but...the cost at the moment can still exceed £425 or £150, if as they do now add the extra services on as extra costings....flexible fees can turn out to be far more expensive than set fixed fees.....next. ;)

I got married in 2007. We paid nearly £900 just for the service if I remember correctly. Top-ups included bell ringers (bl00dy awful excuse the French) £150, £50 for permission to take photos during the service, £xx for the hymn sheets amongst other charges that I can't recall.

edit: to add that I visited Lichfield Cathedral last week that comes under the same diocese and their finance ministry is next door - lots of bling almost on a par with the Vatican.

It appears that the Diocese is renting one of their 3bed houses on The Close, Lichfield for a very reasonable £650 a month... it's gorgeous if someone can post a linky to rightmove - if only I still rented :D

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