The Episcopal Diocese of WNY - Consent for the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony
Please use this form in seeking the Bishop’s consent for the solemnization of matrimony in the Diocese of Western New York when one or both parties has been the spouse of another person still living. This form must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the officiating clergy. Requests must be submitted at least thirty (30) days before the Bishop’s response is needed.
Name of Clergy *
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Date of Application *
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Date of Proposed Marriage *
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Location of Proposed Marriage *
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Person 1
Full Name *
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Marital Status *
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Number of Proposed Marriage *
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Age *
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Baptized *
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Denominational Affiliation
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Parish, if Episcopal
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Person 2
Full Name *
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Marital Status *
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Number of Proposed Marriage *
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Age *
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Baptized *
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Denominational Affiliation
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Parish, if Episcopal
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In the event both parties are divorced, answer the following questions for Person 1 on this form and use page 2 for additional information regarding Person 2.
Name of Former Spouse(s)
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Date/Place of Former Marriage
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Names and Ages of Children
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Reason for Marital Breakdown
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Was Counseling Sought? Explain
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Court Issuing Divorce Decree *
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Date of Decree *
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Evidence for concern of former spouse and for children of former marriage where appropriate
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I have known the petitioner for (length of time)
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I have known the petitioner in the following context
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By checking the box below I certify that I have instructed (or caused competent others to instruct) both parties in the meaning of Holy Matrimony according to the provisions of the Canons of the Episcopal Church. *
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