Marriage Licences

The fees payable for a Common Licence (issued by Diocesan Registry on behalf of the Bishop) are £120.00, of which £32.00 is payable to the surrogate, £69.00 to the Diocesan Registrar and £19.00 to the Vicar-General.

The fee payable for a Special Licence (issued by the Faculty Office in Westminster on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury) is £315.00 with effect from 1 April 2017. Once the application has been approved, one of the parties will have to swear an affidavit (a formal statement) to confirm the information given. This can be done in front of an Anglican minister (to whom a fee of £5.00 will be payable) near to where the parties to the proposed marriage reside, or at the Faculty Office (when no extra fee is charged).