Chapter 16 » 16.15
The meaning of marriage
No marriage following our Quaker procedures can take place which is not in conformity with the law (but see 16.66–16.67 for other ways of celebrating commitment). The procedure laid down in 16.23–16.36, 16.41 and 16.46–16.47 must also be completed before the marriage takes place. More detailed advice on matters throughout this chapter is provided in the Handbook for registering officers or may be obtained from the Recording Clerk. Copies of the forms mentioned in this chapter and in the Handbook, other than those supplied by the civil authorities, will be supplied to registering officers by the Recording Clerk, as will the Handbook itself. The Recording Clerk is responsible for the printing and publication of these forms, and for any revision of them which may be required from time to time.