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Marriages in a religious building

To arrange a religious marriage ceremony you will need to speak to the priest or minister in charge of the building. They will be able to advise you what you need to do next and their fees.

Giving notice of marriage

If you marry in a Church of England church, banns will normally be called, so you will not need to contact us.

To marry in other churches or religious buildings, you will each have to give a legal notice of your marriage to the superintendent registrar of the district(s) in which you live, see giving notice of marriage. A registrar will only have to attend the ceremony if there is no authorised person Рthis is usually the priest or minister.  You should contact the register office for the district where the religious building is situated to book a registrar; there will be additional fees payable for the registrar to attend.

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