Weddings at St Nicolas

Congratulations on your engagement! Your next step if you are wishing to get married at St Nicolas is to contact our Parish Administrator, Mrs Fiona Abbott.

If you live in Witham and neither you nor your partner has been divorced, you are entitled to get married at St Nicolas and all that is required is for you to agree a date and time and, when asked, to send a deposit of £50.

If either you or your partner has been divorced, our Parish Administrator will make an appointment for you to see one of the clergy to discuss the situation.  Divorced people can be remarried at St Nicolas in appropriate circumstances but the final decision on this matter lies with the clergy.

If you do not live in Witham, it may still be possible for you to be married in St Nicolas. Please contact our Parish Administrator who will give you further details.

We also offer Services of Thanksgivings for Marriage with Renewal of Vows, and Services of Blessing following a Civil Marriage


The fees we charge for the marriage service are required by law.  These are known as ‘statutory fees’ and are made up of the fee for the marriage service itself, the calling of the banns and the certificate of marriage.  All other fees are optional. The services of the verger and the organist, whilst optional, are strongly advisable, and if you are considering dispensing with them please speak to the priest taking your wedding to discuss the matter further.  Heating is also advisable between October and April.

Please pay a deposit of £50 when asked, and the balance of the statutory fee at your Pink Form Interview.  All other ‘optional’ charges are payable at the rehearsal, preferably in exact cash amounts in labelled envelopes.  This is so that the requisite fees can be paid directly to the people providing the service.  If you wish to pay in instalments, please contact our Parish Administrator to make arrangements.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque or direct bank transfer please contact our Parish Administrator to discuss.

Item                                                                Item Cost        Running Total

Statutory Marriage Fees

Banns of Marriage                                        £  34.00           £ 34.00

Marriage Service*

Fee to Diocesan Board of Finance                       £229.00

Fee to St Nicolas’ Church**                                 £276.00            £505.00


Optional Services

Verger (essential)                                                                     £40.00

Organist (advisable)                                                                   £80.00

Choir                                                                                       £80.00                               

Bellringers                                                                              £120.00          

Heating (between Oct and Apr)                                                 £60.00

Supply of 100 black and white unfolded service sheets                £20.00


*Fees for a Service of Prayer and Dedication after a Civil Marriage (a ‘Marriage Blessing’) are different — please ask for details

**Fees for Renewal of Vows are £276 plus any optional services required 

All optional fees are to be paid on or by the day of the rehearsal

Click here to find out more about Weddings in the Church of England

For further information contact our Parish Administrator on 01376 791548 or at