JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: synagogue marriages in England #general
michael slifkin <slifkin@...>
The laws governing marriage in the UK are set out in the handbook given to alltoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
marriage secretaries. However as I said it is only a technical offence in that
I have never heard of anyone being prosecuted for it. I would imagine that
hardly anybody knows about the law except marriage secretaries. In the United
Synagogues the minister is often the marriage secretary and would know the law.
It is quite likely that most of the unregistered weddings are carried out by
people ignorant of the law. In my experience synagogue executives do not want to
do anything illegal and so do not allow unregistered weddings to take place in
their sybaggoues.If you belong to a synaggoue of any denomination ask the
marrriage secretary to check his handbook for you.
The situation with non-registered place of worships is that they arrange for a
marriage regisitrar to be present.
Professor M A Slifkin
Jerusalem - Israel
Nick Landau wrote:
From: michael slifkin <slifkin@...>I am sure that you are wrong. A Christian friend of mine was marrying a