Registry website upgraded

The Registry website has been completely rebuilt and users will now find:

  • faster searches
  • mobile (works on phones, iPads, etc)
  • links to the new Church of England website updated

and many more ‘under-the-hood’ improvements.

Updated marriage law guidance

From the Faculty Office: Updated marriage law guidance for the clergy: The Second Supplement 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 and the July 2013 First Supplement. It provides an important update to those areas where there have been changes in the law since July 2013, especially on the topic of marriages of non-European nationals in the Church of England. The Supplement is available to download by clicking here. To download the First Supplement, or to buy a copy of the 2010 booklet (3rd edition), visit the Faculty Office website: ‘guidance for the clergy’.

“Specified Evidence” checklist

From the Diocesan Registry: ‘specified evidence’ checklist: Clergy are encouraged to use the ‘Specified Evidence’ checklist which has been prepared by the Diocesan Registry. This should assist the clergy in ensuring they comply with the new legal requirements about seeing evidence of nationality before banns of marriage can be published.