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Sunday 26th May 2024 at 10.00 am

Trinity Sunday

Benefice Holy Communion 


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Curates and Churchwardens

Who have been the curates and churchwardens over the centuries. Click here to see the list.

Campsea Ashe Village Voice

A new publication full of interest to local people. Click here.

1921 census

To view the 1921 census summary click here.

Parish Records

Details of transcripts of the Parish Records from 1606 to 1875 are available here.


A defibrillator is now available at the Village Hall and can be accessed in the event of someone having a heart attack. More information is available here.

Our Diocese

Want to know more about what is happening across the Diocese? Click on the image below.

Parish Magazine

A digital copy of the latest magazine, and those for previous months, is available here.




Getting married


Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage.  

 At an early stage you need to contact the Churchwarden who will be able to tell you who can help you. You will need to complete a basic form which confirms that you are able to get married in one of our churches, or what steps you will have to take to enable this to happen.  On the website you will see that it sets out the legal requirements and these days there are many ways to enable you to get married in a church of your choice.

 Generally, the incumbent meets with couples on three occasions:

 1  To complete the ‘Banns form’ which covers the legal requirements, including identity checks for which you will need to bring your passport or other forms of identity.  This meeting effectively books the date and the church for your wedding.   The meeting usually takes 30-45 minutes.  At this meeting I will also give you information about the service, material to take away and an idea of the cost of the service.

 2  About four months prior to your wedding ‘A space to think’, this is a longer meeting, usually up to two hours.  This enables you both to reflect on some of the promises that you will be taking and enables us to plan your service.  We set the dates for the reading of your banns and confirm the cost of your wedding.

 3  The rehearsal.  This happens in the church, in the week before your wedding, and enables the couple to walk through the service. 

Planning your service

Useful website

The website  is provided by the Church of England has been set up to help you through the process of planning your special day. It contains lots of useful information.  There are also pages on possible hymns and Bible readings.



It is usual to have two or three hymns.


Reproduction of hymns within service sheets is subject to copyright law.  For all modern hymns and songs that are still in copyright it is essential that the church copyright licence number is displayed on the sheet.  Please discuss with the minister whether this will be necessary for your service.

Entrance and exit music

None of our churches have the facilities for  the playing of pre-recorded music.  Therefore, brides enter, and couples leave to organ music.  The choice of music is  decided by the couple in consultation with the organist and the minister taking the service.  This must be finalised two months in advance so that if special music is required it can be purchased and rehearsed.

Use of performers and choirs

Occasionally couples have  friends who are musicians and desire them to take part in the service or wish to arrange for a choir to be present.  This should be discussed with the minister well in advance and finalised a minimum of two months in advance.  This is essential if  music has to be co-ordinated with the organist.


It is usual to have one or two readings in a service, one must come from the Bible.   


Couples are welcome to decorate the church, this should be discussed with the minister or churchwardens well in advance of the service.


Most couples employ a professional photographer to take photographs during the service.   If you are not using a professional photographer then you can nominate one person to take photos.  The positioning of the photographer is discussed with the couple during the preparation  phase and on the day with the photographer.   No other photography is permitted during the service.

What will your wedding cost?

The cost of the wedding is set out in law.

Publication of banns £31.00
Marriage service £463.00
Marriage certificate £11.00

In addition, there is a charge for the organist and bell ringers, if required.   This varies from church to church.  Organists generally charge between £90 and £120, and bells usually cost around £120. If you are getting married in the months from October to March, then we add a charge of £25 towards the heating of the church.  I will let you know well in advance what the charge will be.

Fees for Marriage Certificate 

The fee for a certified copy of the entry in the marriage register, at time of registration or subsequently, is  £11.00. 

If you need to have your banns called in another parish this will be subject to an additional charge.

Publication of Banns £31.00
Certificate of Banns £14.00

If you need to have your banns read in another parish, (where one or both of you live) then you can find the details of your local church by logging onto ‘a church near you’ website and entering your postcode. 

Banns need to be called in the three months prior to your wedding in the parish in which each of you live and also the parish in which you will be married.

For further help please use the contact box below to send a message to the Priest-in-Charge, Rev Ann Kember.


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