Ecclesiastical Committee Two-Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Report


F. Section 1(5)-(8)—publication of banns

82.  Section 1(5)-(7), and part of section 1(8), deal with the publication of the banns in cases under the Measure. They provide that:

  • the banns must be published where the marriage is to take place. (The same applies under the 1949 Act where the marriage is to take place in a parish where neither of the couple are resident but one or both are on the church electoral roll). The notice requesting the calling of banns there must be given to the minister; and
  • the banns must also be published in the parish or parishes where the couple or each of them are resident (again as under the 1949 Act for the marriage of a person on the church electoral roll). Under a provision added by the Revision Committee, once more corresponding to the provisions in the 1949 Act for a marriage of a person on the church electoral roll, a certificate of due publication of the banns in the parish or parishes where the couple are resident must be produced in advance to the member of the clergy who is to solemnise the marriage.

MATTERS RAISED BEFORE THE REVISION COMMITTEE AND THE GENERAL SYNOD

83.  The only issues which arose here were essentially technical ones regarding the application of provisions for corresponding cases in the 1949 Act which are referred to in the previous paragraph. The proposals to deal with them were accepted by the Revision Committee and did not prove contentious.


 
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