Category: News (for clergy)

Updated marriage law guidance for the clergy has been issued by the Faculty Office

A Third Supplement to the Guidance for the Clergy (the “Yellow Book”) from the Faculty Office has now been issued. This Supplement is intended to be read alongside the 3rd edition of the Faculty Office marriage guide booklet published in 2010. It provides an important update to those areas where there have been changes in […]

Congratulations to Charles George QC

The Faculty Office congratulate Charles George QC on the award by the Archbishop of Canterbury of the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England “For his unique contribution to the application and development of ecclesiastical law”. Charles George was the Master of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury (in charge of the Faculty […]

Changes to the requirements for EEA Nationals to marry in the UK from 1st July 2021

Following the UK’s exit from the EU and the end of the transition period on the 31st December 2020, EU free movement ended meaning that EEA citizens and their family members will require permission to enter and remain in the UK.   What do the changes mean for Anglican weddings? Any wedding taking place in the CofE/CiW […]

Response to Law Commission Consultation on Weddings Law

The staff of the Faculty Office have responded to the Law Commission’s Consultation “Getting Married – A Consultation Paper on Weddings Law” which sought views on the Commission’s provisional proposals for reform of the law governing weddings in England and Wales.   A copy of our response can be read here (Full link:

Weddings in England during Lockdown III

Please see details from 02 December 2020 here: Weddings in the Church of England during Lockdown III from 6th January 2021 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 come into force on 6th January 2021 and make the following relevant amendments to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) […]