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Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Although baptisms, weddings and funerals in the Church of England often take place at the local parish church, the Cathedral is glad to be able to offer this ministry too.


Those eligible to be married in the Cathedral include:

  • regular worshippers at the Cathedral, over at least a six month period, who are also on the Cathedral Roll

  • those who have a genuine pastoral connection with the Cathedral, such as members of staff and their children, former members of staff of longstanding service, former choristers and other members of the Cathedral Foundation, including former Head Pupils of The King’s (Cathedral) School

  • those who live within the Cathedral Precincts.

With the exception of those living in the Cathedral Precincts, where banns are called, it is always necessary to apply for an Archbishop's Special Licence to marry in the Cathedral. There is much information about getting maried in the Church of England on the website.

The cost of marrying in the Cathedral varies, ranging from a simple small-scale service, to a big wedding in the Nave with organist, choir and bellringers, plus various other options in between.

The Cathedral has a number of historic locations in the Precincts that offer a beautiful setting for wedding receptions and high quality catering can be arranged. 


Baptism usually takes place as part of the main Sunday Eucharist, or as a separate service early on a Sunday afternoon. Often candidates for Confirmation are baptised as part of the Confirmation service. We welcome people of all ages, from infants upwards, to be baptised. There is no charge for this service although donations are welcome.

Funeral and memorial services

The Cathedral hosts funeral or memorial services for members of the congregation, for those who have a connection with the Cathedral, and also for those whose service is likely to be attended by large numbers of people and a bigger venue is needed. Fees for these services may be downloaded on the link below.

Further information

If you would like to enquire about arranging a baptism, wedding or funeral at the Cathedral, please contact:

Maria Elsey
Dean's PA
01733 355308

Finding your parish church

You can find out which parish you are in by typing your postcode in via Find a Church in the Diocese of Peterborough or A Church Near You.