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The Document Library is the central repository for documents issued by, and relating to the Church of Ireland. Please click here to view a ‘how to’ guide on using this valuable resource.

  • Marriage Regulations (Northern Ireland) – with guidance notes

    Last Updated: 10/03/2022

    The Church of Ireland’s Marriage Regulations (Northern Ireland) cover the registration or authorisation for the solemnisation of marriage, the validation of registered officiants, and compliance with the civil law of marriage, all liturgical and canonical rules, and the provisions of the Regulations.

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  • Marriage Regulations (Republic of Ireland) – with guidance notes

    Last Updated: 10/03/2022

    The Church of Ireland’s Marriage Regulations (Republic of Ireland) cover the registration or authorisation for the solemnisation of marriage, the validation of registered officiants, and compliance with the civil law of marriage, all liturgical and canonical rules, and the provisions of the Regulations.

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  • Keeping people safe from scams

    Last Updated: 07/03/2022

    The Church of Ireland is backing efforts to keep people safe from scams. This page lists advice from Scamwise NI and An Garda Síochána, to help parishes and our members to prevent scams and seek advice.

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  • Charity Seminars 2022

    Last Updated: 03/03/2022

    “Preparing for Charities Accounting” seminar PowerPoint presentation

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  • Covid–19 Guidance for Parishes

    Last Updated: 22/02/2022

    Links to current state public health guidance for places of worship and other activities. Guidance is subject to further approval or other advice that may be considered appropriate by the diocese.

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  • Northern Ireland Trustee Declaration

    Last Updated: 17/02/2022

    Declaration form which should be signed by all new members of NI select vestries to confirm that they are willing to act as a charitable trustee of the parish and are not disqualified in any way from doing so.

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  • Response to Department of Finance NI Consultation Re: Belief Marriage and Minimum Marriage Age

    Last Updated: 03/02/2022

    Submission from the Church and Society Commission to the Department of Finance NI Consultation Re: Belief Marriage and Minimum Age for Marriage or Civil Partnership

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  • Porvoo Prayer Diary 2022

    Last Updated: 25/01/2022

    The Porvoo Declaration commits the Churches which have signed it ‘to share a common life’ and ‘to pray for and with one another’. An important way of doing this is to pray through the year for the Porvoo Churches and their dioceses.

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  • Beneficial Ownership of Trusts

    Last Updated: 19/01/2022

    The Irish and UK governments have recently introduced the obligation on “relevant” trusts to register details of their beneficial owners on trust registers operated by the Revenue Commissioners in the Republic of Ireland and by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Northern Ireland.

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  • Trustee Declaration S40

    Last Updated: 18/01/2022

    Trustees’ declaration to accompany a notification of change of particulars in Register of Charities

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