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RobJames

Officiating Weddings In The Uk

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Hi. :hideingbhindcurtian:

First, I must apologise: It's 5am and I'm quite ill, and I've sent myself silly trying to find the answer to a question which you probably get asked all the time, but I'm finding a lot of conflicted views, some of which are years old. So...

As a ULC Minister, could I legally officiate weddings in England?

Sorry if this is the millionth time this has been asked. :doh:

And now to get some sleep. :sleepysmileyanim:

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Hi. :hideingbhindcurtian:

First, I must apologise: It's 5am and I'm quite ill, and I've sent myself silly trying to find the answer to a question which you probably get asked all the time, but I'm finding a lot of conflicted views, some of which are years old. So...

As a ULC Minister, could I legally officiate weddings in England?

Sorry if this is the millionth time this has been asked. :doh:

And now to get some sleep. :sleepysmileyanim:

Well, as we have many ULC ministers already there, I'm assuming marriages can be performed. Now, whether the unions are legal, I don't know. Perhaps one of our fine brothers can pipe in a response on this.

Btw, hope you're feeling better by the time of reading this post.

Blessings and peace to you.

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and to answer the question,no ulc ministers cannot officiate a marriage other than ceremonial,period.this has been a sticking point in the uk as well as the former colonies(ie:canada,australia,and such places).

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Mark, please don't conflate England with the entire UK. The law in Scotland is different, and AFAIK it is possible but difficult - essentially you have to have an established church organisation and congregation, then get registered. For a one-shot option, see http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/registration/getting-married-in-scotland/we-would-like-a-family-friend-to-solemnise-our-marriage

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