The law now permits certain marriages, which were previously unlawful because of a relationship created between the parties by another marriage: e.g. stepson and stepmother. Such marriages involve a special procedure and must not be solemnized after banns. If in doubt, contact a surrogate or the Diocesan Registry
Bishop's surrogates are appointed by the Chancellor of the Diocese to assist couples who are to be married by common licence in the diocese.
This site is designed primarily to be a source of information for all those working in the parishes within the Diocese of Guildford as well as being a portal enabling parishes to monitor the progress of their Petitions for Faculties online.