Diocese of Carlisle

Information for Clergy

Handbook and Supporting Documents

Marriage Registration

From May 4, 2021, the way in which marriages are registered has changed. It means the paperwork will be a little different for clergy and administrators. Click on the links below for further support and resources:

The main point for information for clergy on this matter is the Church Support Hub.

Surrogate Training

Click on the link below and the two training videos for training information for surrogates.

Ministerial Development Review

Links and Resources

Changes to marriage law for non-EEA nationals

The law relating to the marriage of people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) was changed in March 2015.

Click here for a guidance note explaining the changes.

Brexit, Banns and EEA/Swiss Nationals

In January 2019, the Home Office confirmed that they do not intend to make any changes to the sham marriage scheme on or immediately after the UK has left the EU. 

Click here to read more about this decision.

Parochial fees