Seren Wildwood served as a Quaker Registering Officer for 6 years before moving into civil registration. She is now Superintendent Registrar with Gloucestershire Registration Service,…
Being a Quaker Registering Officer
6 February - 19 March 2024
The live Zoom sessions are every Tuesday at 18:00-19:30 (UK time)
Quakers have held marriages since the time of Margaret Fell and George Fox. We have developed unique practices and our weddings are recognised as valid and lawful. Quaker Registering Officers have a vital role to play.
This course is essential preparation for Friends serving as Registering Officers. You will be led through the process of working with a couple wishing to marry, the theory and practice of Quaker weddings and the legal requirements of registering a marriage. You will discover how and when to involve others, and sources of ongoing support.
This course will involve live sessions with experienced Registering Officers, discussion forums and activities to undertake in your own time. By the end of our time together you will have a deeper understanding of the history of Quaker marriage and our current ministry and be confident in preparing for and leading a Quaker wedding.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.