Chapter 16 » 16.43

Civil law requirements

Action by area and local meetings

Appointment of meeting for worship for solemnisation of marriage

The area meeting may grant permission to a local meeting in its area, where a meeting for worship is held weekly, to appoint meetings for worship for the solemnisation of marriage at its usual venue. Permission should be given only to local meetings deemed capable of discharging this responsibility and where it is reasonable to expect there will be a sufficient number of well-concerned Friends at any marriage. The area meeting should make arrangements for the regular review of the delegation of such permission, which may be withdrawn at any time (see 4.10.o).

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