Posts Tagged ‘civil marriage role’

CORRECTION: Priests need not pay to register as marriage celebrants

Monday, May 29th, 2017

On Friday CathNews reported that priests will have to pay to register as marriage celebrants. This was an error. After receiving feed-back about this CathNews sought clarification from Internal Affairs. CathNews was informed that the following approved organisations, which are listed in the schedule in Part 2 Section 8 of the Marriage Act 1955 (as amended Read more

Marriage celebrants must pay to be registered

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Marriage celebrants, will now have to pay $220.00 to be registered. (Note: This post has been updated to correct some errors.) They will also have to pay an annual fee of $60.00 to renew their registration. Ministers of recognised religions are exempt. Up until now the cost of registering is covered by couples when they pay Read more

Church in UK may opt out of civil marriage role

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has given notice it may be forced to opt out of its civil marriage role if a same-sex marriage bill is passed. The government bill has passed the House of Commons and is now being scrutinised by a joint human rights committee of MPs and peers before being Read more