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Christian celebrants

The Very Rev Albert Bogle calls on the Church to revisit a decision that allows only ministers to conduct weddings and funerals.

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I READ with interest the various articles that appeared in the Herald a few months back highlighting the increase in humanist and non-religious weddings. In fact the Humanist Society were quick to point out that they had overtaken the Church of Scotland by conducting 117 more weddings than the Church had in 2017.

While the article grabbed a headline it had to go on and point out that while the Humanist Society boasted of their increased numbers of 3283, across all the religious groupings in Scotland 6400 weddings were conducted and the bulk of that figure was, in fact, Christian weddings.

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