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Where can I find out about changes to weddings for European (EEA) nationals?
Further information on changes to wedding preliminaries where one or both partners is a resident of the European Economic Area.
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Where can I find more information on the changes to marriage registration?
Further information on the May 4th 2021 changes to marriage registration.
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Can family members erect a permanent memorial to a loved one in a Garden of Remembrance, where ashes have been placed?
The extent to which memorials are permitted without a faculty depends on the Churchyard Regulations issued by the Chancellor of the Diocese
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Is there a minimum or maximum number for Godparents?
The minimum number of godparents is three, two of the same sex and at least one of the opposite sex to the child being baptized.
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What is a suitable Baptism book for older siblings?
The national CofE Children’s Adviser Mary Hawes co-authored Getting Ready for Baptism, which is a course designed to be used with older children and their families.
Open What is a suitable Baptism book for older siblings?

What are 'Parochial Fees' exactly?
Parochial fees are the required (legally payable) fees for weddings, baptisms and funerals.
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If someone is known by a different name from that on the birth certificate, which name should be used?
When banns are published, the “true name” of the persons who intend to marry must be used.
Open If someone is known by a different name from that on the birth certificate, which name should be used?

Where do I buy all of the resources?
Professionally designed and printed resources, many of which can be customized with your church’s details, can be ordered on the Church print Hub:
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Life Events: Questions
Questions and answers that often arise across all the Life Events are given in this section, but if there?s something more you?d like to know, use these pages to ask for help.
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How do I find out how many spaces are left in a churchyard? How long before we can re-use a plot?
The first port of call for this is your Diocesan Advisory Committee.
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