Baptisms & Weddings
We are often asked 'Can I have my child christened at the Cathedral?'
The answer is 'Yes' - if you are a regular worshipper at the Cathedral, have a connection, or live in the Cathedral Parish*
To have your child baptised costs nothing. There is no charge for this.
If you would like to explore this further please come to an Sunday Service and make yourself known to one of the Cathedral Clergy - they will be happy to help.
The same is true of weddings, though the rules for weddings are more complicated you can only be married in the Cathedral if you live in the Cathedral Parish*, if you are the Cathedral Electoral Roll (the adult membership roll of the Cathedral, to be on this you must be a regular worshipper at the Cathedral) or obtain and Archbishop's License (To get one of these you must have a strong connection with the Cathedral - for example a former choirboy or choir girl).
The basic cost of getting married in the Cathedral is the same as in any parish church in the country. There are, of course, additional things to take into account which you may choose to have and will add to the cost. All this will be discussed with you when you make an initial enquiry and it has been established you are entitled to marry at the Cathedral.
If you have been previously married special guidelines apply, but they do allow, in certain circumstances, people to be married in church who have been divorced. You can obtain further information about the Church of England’s guidelines on the Church of England’s Website.
If you would like to know more about getting married in the Cathedral please contact Pauline Rowe, the Dean's Secretary, on 01254 503096 (Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm)
Or come to a Sunday Service and speak to one of the Clergy who will be only too happy to help.
The final decision about Baptisms and Marriages rests with the Dean.
Click here to access the new Weddings Project website which willguide you through getting married in church
* If you want to check if you live in the Cathedral Parish please go to
'The Cathedral Parish'.