Saint Margaret's Hornby
Saint Michael the Archangel Whittington
Saint John the Baptist Arkholme
Saint John the Evangelist Gressingham
in the Lune Valley in north Lancashire

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Option 2: A Simple, Beautiful, Traditional Church Wedding

This is the standard package that we put together ourselves. If you just want a simple, beautiful, traditional church wedding, this is the option for you.

A single price of £760 (2021 rate) applies across all four churches.

This includes: An additional £55 winter-heating charge applies for weddings held between November and March inclusive.

The organist will provide background music as your guests arrive, then play you in with Wagner's Bridal March, accompany any of the standard hymns, play during the signing of the registers, and play you out with Mendelssohn's Wedding March.

The vergers are our on-site staff to ensure that everything runs smoothly for yourselves and your guests.

The order of service is:
If you think your guests would enjoy singing some hymns at your wedding (there are some suggestions here) then you can include up to three hymns, and the order of service is as follows:
There are no church bells in Arkholme or Gressingham, but Hornby has eight bells and Whittington has six. If you would like a full team of bellringers, and we can get a team together, the cost is £20 per ringer, which means £160 in Hornby (eight bells, team of eight) or £120 in Whittington (six bells, team of six), payable at the time of booking.

In each church, we can accommodate as many as three weddings in one day, with start-times two hours apart, without it detracting from the dignity of each wedding and the smooth running of the day. You can go in with any special flowers and/or decorations for your wedding one hour before the start time for your wedding, but no earlier - and they will have to be taken out again straight afterwards. The option to reserve the date exclusively for your wedding, and to reserve the day before for setting up extra flowers and decorations, is available for an extra charge of £85.

Altogether this standard package offers you a simple, beautiful, traditional church wedding.

We can accommodate a couple of standard simple non-traditional variations (see this link), but if you would like to tailor your service any further, you should use Option 1.

How to book

Email the vicar (vicar@these4parishes.co.uk) including: You can also include your choice of hymns if you wish.

As soon as the date, time and venue are agreed, you should confirm the booking by making full payment, by cheque, payable to whichever of the following applies: In addition to the standard charge, remember to include, if applicable: The cheque should be handed to the vicar or dropped off at / posted to: Station House, Arkholme, Carnforth LA6 1AZ.

We will acknowledge receipt, and that confirms your booking.

And finally...

Three months before the wedding, you need to go through this check-list (this is very important).
Make a note that you need to do this, as you may not receive a reminder.

One month before the wedding, you need to go through this check-list (this is also very important).
Make a note that you need to do this, as you may not receive a reminder.

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