Temporary Clergy License Requests

Currently licensed workers in The Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada (C&MA) may request a temporary clergy license in order to officiate a wedding in British Columbia. A clergy number is required to officiate a wedding.

Former workers who were both previously ordained and were licensed in the C&MA within the last five years may also apply. Please read the Licenses for the Solemnization of Marriage Policy before submitting the information below in order to determine your eligibility.

Applicants should request a temporary license a minimum of four weeks in advance of the wedding date in order for the request to be processed in time.

Important COVID-19 Information & Restrictions

Weddings must be officiated in person with a minimum of 2 witnesses, as virtual weddings are not legal in BC. As of June 15, 2021, weddings are allowed to take place with a maximum of 50 people in attendance, including the officiant. Receptions of any size at any location are not allowed.

Please read this important update and be sure to follow all government requirements for officiating weddings and abide by any restrictions on gathering sizes.

For any questions on clergy licenses, please contact Erin at erink@pacificdistrict.ca.

Temporary Clergy License Request Form

To request a temporary clergy license, please complete the following form:

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For any questions or inquiries, please contact our office for more information.