Month: March 2015

Updated guidance for the clergy on marriage law

The sixth issue of the General Register Office’s Clergy Newsletter is available to read, along with earlier editions: new edition of the ‘Guidebook for the Clergy’ is now available: This is an important update because it takes account of the changes in the law brought about by the Immigration Act 2014. In particular, the flow-chart in Appendix […]

Changes to the law for non-European nationals wishing to marry in the Church of England

Please be aware of the implications of the Immigration Act 2014 on marriages in the Church of England. From 2nd March 2015, it is no longer lawful for the marriage of a non-EEA (i.e. non-European) national to be solemnized in the Church of England after the publication of banns or by a common marriage licence […]