Registration of marriages, baptisms and burials in England & Wales

The new electronic marriage register for England & Wales came into operation today, 4 May 2021. Under it, the names of all four parents of the couple will be included in the marriage entry and on marriage certificates, instead of only the fathers’ names.

The General Register Office has issued various guidance – not exclusively in relation to marriage registration:

The Guidebook for The Clergy has been designed to be read in conjunction with the Faculty Office booklet Anglican Marriage in England and Wales. A guide to the law for Clergy [only available in hard copy, though the second supplement is available here].

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