Chapter 16 » 16.41
Civil law requirements
Action by area and local meetings
Appointment of meeting for worship for solemnisation of marriage
On receipt of a request for a marriage (form F) from the registering officer, the clerk of the area or local meeting for church affairs (as the case may be) should bring before it the request for the appointment of a meeting for worship (16.42–16.43). The meeting shall decide whether a meeting for worship (which must be open to the public) may be appointed at the time and place desired by the couple, or at any other time and place which may be mutually convenient, subject to compliance with the law (16.46). If the civil certificates or schedule (16.34–16.35) have not been received, the meeting for worship may be appointed subject to the satisfactory completion of these formalities. The registering officer shall inform the couple of the decision of the meeting.