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brofisher
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performing marriage

Postby brofisher » Sun May 27, 2018 5:33 pm

I am a stake clerk and have been asked for help by a bishop.
He has been asked to perform a civil marriage outside of his ward boundaries and has asked for help in the preparation work. i know that there needs to be permission from Salt lake and a certificate but i am not so sure how to request approval.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: performing marriage

Postby davesudweeks » Sun May 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Handbook 1: 3.5.3 provides the information. Your Stake President should be able to advise on what paperwork may be needed.

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Re: performing marriage

Postby lajackson » Sun May 27, 2018 8:34 pm

brofisher wrote:i know that there needs to be permission from Salt lake

Be sure to read the Handbook reference, where you will find that permission is not needed simply because the ceremony is being performed outside of the ward boundaries. It is about ward membership, not ward boundaries. The Handbook explains it well, of course.

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Re: performing marriage

Postby brofisher » Mon May 28, 2018 7:55 am

Thank you for these responses.
Yes we have looked at the handbook and determined that the two getting married are not members of his ward or the stake. We have determined that First Presidency approval is needed. The Stake President is unaware of where to request this permission from the First Presidency. I as a stake clerk cannot find anything on LCR. I am assuming he would have something in LCR but where do i steer him?

Thanks all for your help

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Re: performing marriage

Postby lajackson » Mon May 28, 2018 9:01 am

brofisher wrote:Thank you for these responses.
Yes we have looked at the handbook and determined that the two getting married are not members of his ward or the stake. We have determined that First Presidency approval is needed.

A letter to the Office of the First Presidency
The address and phone number are in CDOL.

Is there another bishop of one of the two getting married that could help more quickly? Their bishop(s) probably will need to be notified, even if First Presidency approval is granted, and could perform the ceremony without additional approval.

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Re: performing marriage

Postby brofisher » Mon May 28, 2018 9:38 am

Thanks for the fed back.


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