Page:1836 (34) Marriages. A bill for Marriages in England.djvu/5

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On removal of the same Congregation, the new Place of Worship may be immediately registered instead of the one disused.
And be it Enacted, That if at any time subsequent to the registry of any building for the celebration of Marriages therein, it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Registrar General that such building has been disused for the public religious worship of the congregation on whose behalf it was registered as aforesaid, and that the same congregation use instead thereof some other such building for the purpose of public religious worship, the Registrar General may substitute and register such new place of worship instead of the disused building for the celebration of Marriages therein, although such new place of worship may not have been used for that purpose during One Year then next preceding: and every application for such substitution and registry of a substituted building shall be made to the Registrar General through the Superintendent Registrar of the district, and when made, shall be made known by the Registrar General to the Superintendent Registrar, who shall enter the date of such substitution in the book provided for the registry of such buildings, and shall certify and publish such substitution and registry, in manner hereinbefore provided in the case of the original registry of the disused building; and for every such substitution the Superintendent Registrar shall receive, at the time of the delivery of the certificate from the party requiring the substitution, the sum of Five Pounds, which shall be accounted for by him to the Registrar General; and after such substitution shall have been made by the Registrar General, it shall not be lawful to solemnize any Marriages in such disused building, unless the same shall be again registered in the manner hereinbefore provided.

Marriages may be celebrated in such registered places, in the presence of the Registrar and of Two Witnesses
And be it Enacted, That Marriages may be celebrated in any such registered building between and by any persons, according to such form and ceremony as they may see fit to adopt: Provided nevertheless. That every such Marriage shall be celebrated with open doors, between the hours of Nine in the Forenoon and Three in the Afternoon, in the presence of the Registrar of the District, to whom notice of the intended Marriage was given as aforesaid, and of Two or more credible witnesses: Provided also, That in some part of such ceremony, and in the presence of the Registrar and Witnesses, each of the Parties shall say to the other

"I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, A. B. do take thee, C. D., to be my lawful wedded Wife [or Husband]."

and for every Marriage which shall be solemnized under this Act in the presence of any Registrar, he shall be entitled to have from the parties married the sum of , and also to be allowed and paid to him, in like manner as his fees for registering births and deaths, the sum of One Shilling for registering the same as hereinafter provided.