The Church of England’s General Synod has just announced a rise in the fee payable to a priest for officiating at a funeral to £160.
The fee takes into account both admin and also the heating and lighting of the church.
There’s no information available yet on whether this fee will apply also to crematorium funerals.
But any increase in the C of E fee is, of course, good news for secular celebrants.
Story in the Guardian here.