The Vital Statistics Agency of BC has been increasingly diligent in scrutinizing requests for temporary clergy licenses, and this has necessitated a revision to our Licenses for the Solemnization of Marriage Policy. What was previously a wide-open door has become narrower for us in applying for temporary clergy licenses as we seek to comply with the Marriage Act of BC and the C&MA Ordination Policy.
Important changes to note in our policy include:
- clarifications on workers who qualify for a temporary clergy license
- a five-year limit for the granting of temporary clergy licenses to previously ordained former workers
- methods for determining good standing for former workers
- criteria for determining a wedding’s connection to a CPD church
Click here to read the Licenses for the Solemnization of Marriage Policy.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy change, please contact our office.