Occasionally a situation arises in which Banns have not been read, and therefore the legal requirement in order for the wedding to proceed has not been met.  In this kind of emergency, it might be possible to salvage the situation by contacting a Legal Surrogate immediately.  Legal Surrogates can be used for the swearing of legal documents.  This is essential if an Emergency or Special Licence is required in lieu of Banns.  (Legal Surrogates are also the local experts on all church legal issues.)  The Legal Surrogates in Milton Keynes are the Area Dean, Rev Tim Norwood and Fr Ross Northing.  Tim can be contacted on 01908-505812 (Tim@mkdeanery.org) and Fr Ross on 01908-562148 (r.northing@btinternet.com).

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