Coronavirus COVID-19: Marriage Law Update

Legal advice published by the Faculty Office

Church services and gatherings for public worship are not taking place at the preset time following the joint letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the pastoral declaration issued by the Bench of Bishops in Wales, both announced on 17 March. As a consequence, a number of questions around Banns of Marriage and Weddings have arisen, and the Faculty Office has issued a note, extracts of which are reproduced below, which seeks to answer those in general terms. Continue reading