Church of England Marriage Registration Webinar

Monday 26 April 11-12 noon and again
Monday 26 April 8-9 pm

The Church of England Life Events team will be offering an hour long webinar on marriage registration changes twice on Monday 26th April – once at 11am and again at 8pm, so that the maximum number of people can attend live.

Neil Turpin from the Faculty Office (am) and Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs (pm) will join. Both live broadcasts will cover the same material, predominantly looking at the pastoral implications of the new changes. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and a recording of the webinar will be made available to everyone who has registered. The webinar is aimed predominantly at clergy but may of course be of interest to parish administrators and church wardens. This is in addition to the material which has been published by the General Register Office who are responsible for implementing the changes. Please use the links above to register to attend.

Update 24th June – The Coronavirus and marriage in the Church of England – Guidance to clergy

The full text of the new guidance is below.

 

The Coronavirus and marriage in the Church of England – Guidance to clergy

 

The Government has announced that churches can now be opened for marriages from the 4th July, subject to physical distancing and limited to 30 people being present.

There are a number of issues relating to the opening up of churches which are not wholly straightforward, each church will need to assess how it is going to do this, making arrangements as to cleaning and how to address situations where parish clergy are continuing to ‘shield’ etc.

The Registry is monitoring the situation, and the advice being issued by the Government, the national church and diocesan guidance/directions and more detailed guidance will be issued supplementing the previous advice on this website, when things are clearer.

In the meantime, couples wishing to arrange a marriage should contact their parish priest or the minister of the church concerned in the first instance.

 

Diocesan Registry

1 The Sanctuary

Westminster

London

24th June 2020