No wedding booking can be finalized until a deposit is paid. However, it is returnable if you have to cancel.

Publishing’ your wedding


This is important! It is usually necessary to give public notice that you are to be married. In the Church of England this is almost always done by calling your banns during a Sunday Morning church service. We do this three times, starting a couple of months before your wedding date. 


If you possibly can, you should come along at least once to hear your banns. This isn’t because the Rector is trying to boost the size of his congregation! – it’s so that you can check that we haven’t forgotten and that the details are correct.


If we are calling your banns and either you or your fiancée lives in another parish, you must also arrange for banns to be called there. We can probably give you the name and telephone number of the person to contact. When they have called your banns you will be given a Banns Certificate which you must pass to us. We cannot marry you without it!


Sometimes we have to dispense with banns and use a different form of licence. If this applies to your wedding then we will explain the procedure to you.


The Church

We have three churches in St Illogan Parish:

  • The Parish Church in Illogan. This seats about 275 people .
  • St Mary’s Church in Portreath is a modern building with seating for 100 people.
  • Trevenson Church in Pool has seating for 100. On the same site there is a modern community hall that is suitable for small receptions.


The Parish Church has a magnificent-sounding, modern organ. Trevenson Church

has an electronic organ and St Mary’s an electronic keyboard.

The organist will usually play the Bridal March Lohengrin by Wagner when the bride

arrives, appropriate music during signing of the register and Mendelssohn’s Wedding

March when you leave. If you want something different do let the vicar know.


It is usual to have a couple of hymns during the wedding service and unusual to have more than three. Of course, you don’t have to have any at all. If you would like to give the singing a boost you can book one of our church choirs. Please note, though, that they are volunteers and there is a possibility that they will be unable to attend on the day. In the event of this happening we will do our best to give you as much notice as possible.

Try to choose hymns that your friends and family will know. Here are a few suggestions to help you:

All things bright and beautiful

Love divine, all loves excelling

Alleluia, alleluia

Morning has broken

Amazing grace

O Jesus I have promised

Lord of the dance

O perfect love

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

Praise my soul the King of Heaven

Lord of all hopefulness

To God be the glory


There is a useful list of wedding hymns at Follow the ‘Ceremony Planner’ link, then click ‘Stage 1: hymns’.


Flowers in our churches are normally renewed every week.

Wedding flower arrangements will be up to you. But we are very happy to recommend florists if you would like.


Please ask your photographer to consult with the minister taking your wedding before the service starts. We will do everything possible to assist your photographer in getting the best possible pictures, so long as this does not spoil the ceremony in any way.

We allow video recordings, provided that the camera has no bright lights. These restrictions are made so that we are not unnecessarily distracted during the ceremony. We all need to concentrate on what we’re doing!


The law of copyright is exceedingly complex and your attention is drawn to the attached Copyright Notice. The Recordist must sign the declaration on the Copyright Notice and return it before any recording is made.


The Parish Church bells are located in the tower, a separate structure on the north side of the church. They are normally rung when the bride arrives and for about 15 minutes when bride and groom leave the church. There are no bells at St Mary’s or Trevenson.



We will invite you to attend a rehearsal before the wedding. As well as bride and groom, it is good if the Best Man, Principle Bride’s Maid and the person giving away the bride come along too. Of course, any one else of your family and friends is also welcome to attend.

The balance of the fees should be paid before the wedding rehearsal.

If you wish to pay by cheque, please do so at least a couple of weeks before your wedding. If you bank via the Internet you may prefer to transfer the money directly into our account

The bank Transfer details:

Bank: Natwest Redruth

A/C Name: PCC of Illogan

Sort Code: 54-30-37

A/C No: 05894298  

Please use your surnames (eg. Smith/Jones) as a reference for the transaction.

Fees for 2024

Please note that fees are revised every year. If you are not being married this year then there is likely to be a small increase in the amount you will pay.

The Marriage Service set by parliament and includes preparation, paying for the minister and church, and the legal stuff we need to do £531
“Banns of Marriage” called in the church where the wedding will take place, if banns are also called elsewhere then you may be asked to pay that church £54



Organist this is optional, but almost all couples choose to have music £118 to the organist
Verger the person who opens the church, gets everything ready and clears up after you, they are there to help your guests during the service £62 to the verger
Additional Church Fee £98 Church expenses
TOTAL £845

Optional extras:



Permission to make video recording





GDPR and Safeguarding

St Illogan Parish takes its responsibilities regarding your personal data very seriously.  You can see a copy of our Privacy Notice here. 

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

In emergency situation:

Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131

© St Illogan PCC 2019 

St Illogan Parish is a Church of England church and part of Truro Diocese.