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To request a wedding:

During Non- Covid Times:

If you would like to request a wedding or a renewal of vows service, or perhaps the calling of Banns, please contact Revd. John Grice to arrange to come to the next available ‘vicar’s hour’ These take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Clifton Campville on a monthly Monday evening at 7.30pm or at 8.30pm. Revd. John Grice and Revd. Nicola Busby both take these (meetings are not usually held in August or December) Contact (01827) 373 257. Or email

We do not take bookings for weddings over text or email, or the phone without first meeting (over Zoom during the covid period, or in person at services if these are taking place).

During Covid Times:

While we are not able to meet in person, meetings can still take place over ‘Zoom’ and also on Sundays, where services remain open. Weddings are legally binding ceremonies, with promises made that are relationship changing. We do not book dates over email or text messages. Instead we speak on the phone, check I.D and seek to work together to look at marriage and the journey it entails.  We are currently Taking bookings with couples looking at 2023.

Please complete our application form by clicking here.

Bring your form along to your Vicars hour (or zoom meeting) with your proof of address and I.D documents. It is not our policy to make wedding bookings or to book dates over the phone without having met in person with you both first. Some of our church buildings are quite cosy and only two of our village Churches (Clifton and Elford) will hold up to 200 people. (During Covid Times, numbers have been limited by the government, do please ask about this.)

Reverend. John Grice
Tel: (01827) 373 257  |  Mobile: 07815 817 095

Preparing for your Wedding Day:

Here in the church of England, we have been marrying couples for many hundreds of years. Have you checked out The Church of England helpful weddings site to guide you through the preparation. 

Would you like to read the words used in the marriage ceremony? Follow this link to read for yourself:

How much will a wedding in church cost? Probably less than you think. 


A summery of costs 2022

Publication of Banns £32.

When Banns of Marriage are used, they are called on Three Sunday’s before a wedding can take place

Banns Certificate  £16.

(These are sometimes used as ‘proof documents’ for away Banns, for marriages carried out in another Parish)

Marriage Service including one of our organists £598. Or Marriage Service with permission to video £676.


Optional local fees in our Mease Valley Churches includes
Bells to be rung (prices vary across churches)
Flowers in church (prices and availability vary across churches)