Getting Married In Lydd or Greatstone

We want to make your wedding personal and memorable for you. Churches are special places and there are some things about a church wedding that you just can’t get anywhere else.

  • A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage
    The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.
  • You can make amazing promises in a church
    You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.
  • The Vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding
    They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.
  • A recent testimonial left at

"Our church wedding experience was without question the most amazing day of our lives. St Anne's is not only a beautiful church it also has wonderful people that attend it. We were asked to attend services for at least 6 months prior to our wedding and it was a pleasure to attend. I could not recommend it more highly."

Wedding costs for 2020 (set by the Church of England) are as follows:

The basic fees are set by a parliamentary order in council for the year, and are the same at every church.

In addition, each church sets its own local fees for various ‘extras’ such as organ and bells.

Fees need to be paid one month in advance of the wedding date, by cheque (payable to “PCC of Lydd”) or by Bank Transfer.

Legal fees 2020:

Publishing the 'Banns'                                                    £ 31.00

Where banns are called at another church there will also be a charge

of £31+ £14 for the Banns Certificate

Marriage Service                                                           £463.00

Marriage Certificate                                                       £   4.00

Total of Legal Fees before extras                                    £498.00  


Local Expenses:

Organ and Organist                                                   £100.00

Verger                                                                       £ 30.00

Choir (if required)                                                       £ 65.00

Bells (if required)                                                        £100.00   

Heating (if required}                                                  £  50.00   

Donation (see below)                                                

There are numerous other expenses incurred by the Church in ensuring that your day is special, these include the use of the Church for a rehearsal, the preparation and clearing up of the Church on the day etc. A donation towards these expenses would be much appreciated.    

Maximum Total of Local Expenses   £345.00

Maximum Total    £843.00

Should you wish to pay money to our account our account details are: 

PCC of Lydd,

Sort Code      30 90 28

A/C No           01406745

(please note the same account serves both All Saints’ and St Peter’s).