Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1870

Legislation of marriages of persons of different religious persuasions.

7 & 8 Vict. c. 81.

26 & 27 Vict. c. 27.

38. A marriage may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein-before in this Act contained, be lawfully solemnized by a Protestant Episcopalian clergyman between a person who is a Protestant Episcopalian and a person who is not a Protestant Episcopalian, and by a Roman Catholic clergyman between a person who is a Roman Catholic and a person who is not a Roman Catholic, providing the following conditions are complied with :

1st. That such notice is given to the registrar and such certificate is issued as at the time of the passing of this Act is required by the Marriages (Ireland) Act, 1844, as amended by the Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1863, in every case of marriage intended to be solemnized in Ireland according to the rites of the United Church of England and Ireland, with the exception of marriages by licence or special licence, or after publication of banns :

2d. That the certificate of the registrar is delivered to the clergyman solemnizing such marriage at the time of the solemnization of the marriage :

3d. That such marriage is solemized in a building set apart for the celebrat on of divine service according to the rites and ceremonies of the religion of the clergyman solemnizing such marriage, and situate in the district of the registrar by whom the certificate is issued :

4th. With open doors :

5th. That such marriage is solemnized between the hours of eight in the forenoon and two in the afternoon in the presence of two or more credible witnesses.