Marriage and/or Holy Matrimony

In a guest post, HH Peter Collier KC looks critically at the controversy between the treatment of the institution of Holy Matrimony and the institution of civil marriage as distinct realities

The note from the Legal Office Prayers of Love and Faith, GS 1339 summarises the legal background to the decision of the House of Bishops that it should commend Prayers of Love and Faith, a draft of which is contained in Annex B to GS 2289. It sets out legal advice for the General Synod which is to the same effect as the advice which was given to the College and House of Bishops. Continue reading