New Provisions for Remote Parish Meetings

Guidelines permitting Parochial Church Councils to transact business remotely or by a mixture of in-person and remote means in addition to the established practice of in-person meetings are available here.

Minimum age for marriages now 18

From Monday 27th February 2023 the minimum age for marriage in England and Wales is 18 (formerly 16). This is when the substantive provisions of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 are commenced.

This applies to all marriages (and civil partnerships) and includes those where a legal preliminary was obtained prior to the commencement of the legislation.

The Act does not affect the recognition of any marriages which have already taken place between minors prior to the passing of the legislation.

An Additional Matters Order 2021 -glazing repairs

An Additional Matters Order 2021

In accordance with section 78 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018 (“the Measure”) and Rule 3.4 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015 (“the Rules”), the Chancellor, having sought the advice of the Diocesan Advisory Committee makes the following Additional Matters Order in respect of ‘like for like’ glazing repairs to post 1837 windows.

You may read the text of the order here.