Wedding Planning

Guide to Planning Your Wedding Day

The booklet below will guide you through what a wedding in Upper Stour might look like, and how we can help you begin your marriage in a way which suits you both. The booklet is focused around St Peter’s specifically, however, it is relevant to all of our churches. As you read through you will find some details about the service, details about Banns, readings, hymns, music, flowers and bells. At the back of this booklet you will also find a helpful check list to work your way through.

Wedding Booklet

Wedding Day Choices Form – Word
Wedding Day Choices Form – PDF

Hymns and Readings

Choosing the hymns, readings and music for your wedding day is a very personal thing and it is worth thinking about it for some time. Most weddings will have three hymns and two readings with at least one reading being from the Bible.

The Church of England “Your Church Wedding” website (click here) is a fantastic resource when it comes to choosing your Bible Readings (Click here), Additional Readings (Click here) or Hymns (Click here). Before you meet with the priest taking your service, it is really helpful to have looked at these readings and hymns. When printing your order of service please use the words of the Hymns from the “Your Church Wedding” website.

Order of Service

When printing your order of service you may wish to look at the documents bellow. The “Order of Service” document will help you work out how to layout your order of service, and the “Full Wedding Service” will show you what will happen during the service, and is helpful if you need a translation.

Order of Service

Full Wedding Service

2020 Fees

The fees are set yearly and these are the fees for 2020.

Marriage Service in Church £463
Publication of Banns £31
Certificate of Banns (If being married outside the Parish) £14
Copies of Marriage Certificate £11 Each

Verger £50
Heating (15th Sep – 1st June) £50
Organist £80
Bells £150




Local Reception Venues

If you are looking for a local venue to celebrate your marriage after the service, the Stourton Memorial Hall (Click here), or the Spread Eagle (Click here), can both provide a fantastic place for your family and friends to celebrate.