Chapter 16 » 16.22
Each area meeting shall appoint a suitable Friend as registering officer to ensure that any marriage held is in accordance with Quaker practice and civil procedures. Area meetings are advised to review their appointments regularly, normally on a triennial basis. On every fresh appointment of a registering officer the area meeting making the appointment shall report to the Recording Clerk without delay, by minute signed by the clerk, the name and address of the newly appointed registering officer. The Recording Clerk is required to certify all such appointments in England and Wales to the Registrar General and, for such appointments in Scotland, to the Registrar General for Scotland.