The introduction of the marriage schedule system

The Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Act 2019

The Act will modernise how marriages are registered for the first time since 1837, through issue of a marriage schedule system and registration in an electronic register. It will move away from the current paper register creating a more secure system for keeping marriage records, that is also more efficient and far simpler to administer and amend, if necessary, in the future.

The electronic register will also allow for the names of parents of the couple (mother/father/parent) to be included in the marriage entry and on marriage certificates, instead of only their fathers' names as is currently the case.

This was implemented from 4 May 2021.

What will change?

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Marriages in Religious Buildings (not Church of England)

Church of England Marriages


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