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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Marrying in Religious Premises

Marrying in an Anglican church

If you are getting married in an Anglican church, the religious preliminaries will be followed. This involves the reading of the Banns. You will need to speak to the vicar to organise this.

There is usually no involvement from the Register Office. However, if you and/or your partner are from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland and subject to immigration control you will be required to Give Notice at your local Register Office. 

Marrying in any other church or religious building

For any other religious wedding, you will need Give Notice at your local Register Office. 

You will need to check whether your chosen religious premises have an Authorised Person who is able to register the marriage. If they don't you will need to arrange for a Registrar to attend your ceremony to legally register the marriage.

There is an £86 charge for a Registrar to attend plus £11 for each certificate ordered.

If you require the attendance of a Registrar from East Sussex or would like further information please contact us on 0345 60 80 198.

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