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Revised wording in Marriage Regulations

Revised wording in Marriage Regulations

On Tuesday, 15th June 2021, the Standing Committee approved the following revised wording in the Marriage Regulations (NI) 2004 and the Marriage Regulations (RoI) 2007:

‘Marriages are ordinarily solemnised in a church or chapel of the Church of Ireland duly consecrated for public worship. Marriages shall not be solemnised at any place other than a church or chapel of the Church of Ireland duly consecrated for public worship unless the circumstances are exceptional and the prior approval of the relevant bishop has been obtained.’

Amended copies of the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland regulations are now available online at the following links:

Please use these new versions when copies of the regulations are requested.

Should you have any questions, please do contact Dr Catherine Smith (Synod Officer) at catherine.smith@rcbcoi.org or Ms Aisling Sheridan (Approved Nominator, Marriage Office) at aisling.sheridan@rcbcoi.org


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