Guidance

Places of worship registered for marriage

Places of worship, including those registered for marriages under the Marriage Act, both for the marriage of opposite sex and same sex couples.

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Places of worship registered for marriage

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This list shows which premises have been registered for marriages under the Marriage Act, both for the marriage of opposite sex and same sex couples. This list does not cover Church of England/Church in Wales premises (Anglican premises).

Under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, the owners or trustees of places of worship can certify to the Registrar General for England and Wales that a premise is used as a place of worship and request that it be recorded as such. There is no obligation for places of worship to be recorded under this act. However, a premises first has to be recorded as a place of worship before it can be registered for the solemnisation of marriages under the Marriage Act 1949.

When a premises recorded under the act is no longer used as a place of worship, the owners or trustees should notify the Registrar General so that their premises can be removed from the current list. The accuracy of this list depends on such notifications having been made.

Published 17 March 2015
Last updated 16 April 2018 + show all updates
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