Celebrate in Liverpool Liverpool 2019 - Page 18

Top photo: www.philipantrobusphotography.co.uk Getting married IN A RELIGIOUS BUILDING If you are planning to marry in a Church of England church you must first discuss your marriage with the vicar. If he or she is able to marry you they will be able to advise on the necessary legal requirements, the ceremony, the timescales and the requirement for publishing Banns of the marriage, or for the issue of a Common Licence. Providing you are both British or EU nationals there is not usually any need to involve the Superintendent Registrar. If you wish to be married in a church in a different district to where you live, one of you must worship there. Your local Register Office will be able to advise you. If you are planning to marry in any other church or religious building, you will need to give notice at the Register Office in the registration district in which you live, very much in the same way as you would if you were to be married in the Register Office or at an Approved Venue. This information relates to all marriage ceremonies taking place in England and Wales provided both parties to the marriage are British or EU nationals. If either party has non-EU nationality please contact your local Register Office for advice. Further information can be found on page 18. Some churches require the presence of a Registrar at the wedding; others have their own Registrar (or Authorised Person). If you think you will need a Registrar from Liverpool at your wedding, you will need to give us as much notice as possible to avoid being disappointed. Renewal of vows Liverpool Register Office is delighted to offer couples the opportunity to renew their marriage or civil partnership vows in the splendour of St George’s Hall or at one of our many approved premises throughout the city. Couples may wish to celebrate renewing their vows to each other for a variety of reasons: Celebration of a milestone anniversary - 10th, 20th, 25th. The previous ceremony may have taken place abroad without friends of family members present. Couples may be recovering from illness or misfortune that has put a stress on their relationship. Good excuse for a party! Whatever the reason, the staff at Liverpool Register Office will be delighted to advise and guide you. Please visit our website for more information. 17 Bottom photo: www.weddingworldphotography.co.uk