Sent to set hearts on fire to live and love as Christ did. Since 1831.
Spanning generations, from many nations. Since 1831.
Loving our community. Since 1831.
As the parish church for Enfield Highway and Brimsdown,St James’s is a place for all of life’s great events, including celebrating two people making a life together.
We love weddings at St James’s! We do our best to make very special and personal wedding services for couples. The service can be as simple or as involved as you want it. You have the option of adding music (whether recorded or live on our pipe organ), flowers, personalised orders of service, and more. If you want to mark your special occasion simply with just a priest and the church building, we can make that possible, too.
As a church wedding is a legal ceremony with the minister acting as registrar, the ancient practice of Banns still exists in law. This is the announcement of the couple and their coming wedding over three successive Sundays at St James’s, as well as in any parish in which the groom and/or bride may reside. Banns must be read before the wedding can take place, so this involves prior planning. The administrator and clergy at St James’s are happy to guide you through this process so that it is as painless as possible.
It is also possible to have a church service to bless a couple in their marriage after having had wed at a local registry office. This dispenses with the necessity for banns to be read, so this might be an option for you. Just like a full church wedding, you have options for music, flowers, orders of service, and more.
We are also happy to mark couples’ special anniversaries with a service of Renewal of Vows. Again, this can be as simple or as opulent as you wish.
Fees and charges apply for each of these services; some are statutory fees set by the Church Commissioners for England and ratified by parliament each November for the following year; others are charges set by St James’s church council at its December meeting for the following calendar year.
For a 2017 list of fees and charges for Weddings, Blessings and Renewals of Vows as a PDF, please click this link: Wedding-Blessing Fees 2017 St James’s
For enquiries about weddings (including banns), blessings and renewals of vows, please do come down and see us during our weekly coffee morning and open office hours in church on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. One of the clergy is on hand to answer your questions, and to get the ball rolling.
For more information about weddings in the Church of England complete with a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click on this link, or click on the grey ‘Your Church Wedding’ graphic above.