Reading your Banns at St Barnabas

If you are getting married in a church in England, it is most likely that you will need to have your banns read, not only in the church where the marriage is to take place, but also in the parish(es) of residence of both the bride and groom.

Banns can be read only within the three-month period before the wedding. They are normally read during the main service on three consecutive Sundays, but they do not need to be read on consecutive Sundays or on the same Sundays in each church involved. It is customary for the couple to attend at least one of the readings. At St Barnabas, banns are read during the main Sunday Eucharist, which normally starts at 10.30 am.

If you need to arrange for your banns to be read, please contact the vicar, Revd Ian Tattum, at Ian will meet with you and help you complete the necessary paperwork. You will need to fill in a short form, and a fee (£54.00) is payable on the day. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, or online transfer. Electronic payments can be made to:

St Barnabas Southfields PCC
Nat West sort code 60-20-09

Account No. 41657764

Once the banns have been read three times, and assuming no objections have been made, a certificate will be prepared and sent to you.

To read more about this ancient tradition, visit the dedicated information page at the Church of England’s official website by clicking here.

Hall Bookings

Looking for a space for your class, AGM, or birthday party?

Everything you need to plan your booking is right here on our Halls webpages, accessible from our main menu above. View images of the halls we have to offer. Consult our FAQ page for the size and capacity of each hall and to find our rates. Study our hall bookings calendar to check availability. Make sure you understand our Ts & Cs. Then download a hall booking request form and email it to our Parish Administrator, Svenja Taylor.  She will help you get your booking confirmed and on the calendar.

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