HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 c522
65. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any figures are available showing the annual amount of fees received by clergy men of the Church in Wales for performing baptisms, churchings, marriages, and funerals, and also the amount received by them as Easter offerings; and whether these fees or offerings will be affected by the Established Church (Wales) Bill?


There are no figures available showing the annual amounts of fees received by clergymen of the Church in Wales for performing churchings, marriages, and funerals. There are no fees for baptisms. The total amounts received on an average for three years in Easter offerings by the clergy of each of the four Welsh dioceses are given in the Official Year Book of the Church of England. Taking the three years before 1911, it amounted to £3,206 for the four dioceses. The fees for churchings and marriages and the offerings will not in any way be affected by the Bill. Neither will the fees for burials be affected during the existing incumbency.