Reduction of parochial fees: update for Synod

On 11 July 2023, following a debate on the reduction of marriage fees, the General Synod of the Church of England supported a regional trial for providing “weddings free of all statutory fees”[1]. An update has now been circulated with the papers for the forthcoming Group of Sessions for the meeting at Church House on 23 to 27 February 2024, and this is summarized below. Continue reading