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Registering a building for worship and registering a place of worship for marriage and/or civil partnership

How to register a building as a place of worship

If you would like to register a building in South Gloucestershire as a place of worship, please contact the superintendent registrar on 01454 863140 or email registrationservice@southglos.gov.uk.

You can also download the application form (Form 76).

The application form should be submitted in duplicate, both forms should be identical and originals. All the additional information or plans as set out on the application form should be included, together with the fee of £28 payable to South Gloucestershire Council should be enclosed with the forms.  Please send the forms to:

The Superintendent Registrar
South Gloucestershire Register Office,
Civic Centre,
Kingswood,
Bristol
BS15 9TR

How to register a place of worship for marriage

If you would like your place or worship to be registered for marriages please contact the superintendent registrar as above.

You can also download an application form (Form 78)

The application should be submitted in duplicate, both forms should be identical and originals.  A fee of £120 payable to South Gloucestershire Council should be enclosed with the forms and returned to the Register Office as above.

If you want the building be certified as a place of worship and registered for marriage at the same time, both application forms can be submitted together, along with the relevant fees and other necessary information.

Please note:  the forms for registration of the building for worship must be dated before those for marriage

Registering a place of worship for Civil Partnership

The application must be made by a proprietor or trustee of the religious building, with the necessary consents of the governing body of the religious denomination.  Please contact the superintendent registrar on 01454 863140 or email registrationsevice@southglos.gov.uk

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