Booking a wedding? thinking about it?


How do I book?

All weddings for both churches can only be booked in person at our office hour 6 - 7pm each Thursday evening. This is to ensure that we keep all your important information in one central place. Any queries or concerns can be answered there by our lovely volunteers. But always feel free to  contact the clergy if you need to.
Please note that the parish office is shut for some weeks in December and early January so feel free to contact the clergy if you need to book then.

What will it cost?

The cost of a Church of England wedding is set for us each year by the Church of England centrally. The fee is £620in 2020 and will increase by around 2% year on year so if you book over a year ahead please budget for this. This cost includes the organist, a verger (who opens and locks up and sets out the church ready for you) and a paper leaflet with hymns and prayers printed. We try to coordinate our regular church flowers and ribbons to your colour scheme and there is a £20 additional fee for this. 

Extras can be added by arrangement at a reasonable cost, such as:

  • a more substantial order of service with a card cover.
  • bells to be rung as you go out of church (At Holy Trinity only)
  • extra floral arrangements

What about music?

As part of the standard offer we will provide an organist who can play hymns and music to accompany you in and out of the ceremony. You can also have your own music played or have a mixture of organ music and your own. We will talk you through the options as we  go through he booking process.

Which Church?

You can choose between St. Cuthbert's Church in Red House or Holy Trinity Church in Southwick for your Wedding. Just ask about availability and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can see each church from the tabs above.