(Closed) Can you have a ceremony in a church if one person is previously divorced?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1552 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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futremrswhite17 :  This will vary by the church and denomination. You will have to speak to the learder of the church you are thinking about. Also, most churches you may have to me a member of that church.

Post # 3
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

If your church is so closed minded that they wouldn’t allow a divorced person within it, then you may want to f8nd a different church.   

Post # 4
1253 posts
Bumble bee

Depends on the church, the priest/pastor/minister. It also may depend on the reason for divorce.

A good friend’s sister married a great guy, who became abusive after the wedding. She sought counseling from her priest after a hospitalization(due to injuries from him). She tried to get an anullment, but the abuser would only agree to a divorce (because he though this would prevent her from remarrying/would stay with him). Her priest still re-married her, even though it is not typically possible.

Post # 5
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I can only speak for in Roman Catholic churches, but my understanding of it is it depends on the religeon of the divorced person at the time of the wedding and the type of wedding they had. Assuming the previous husband/wife is still alive:

Catholic married in catholic ceremony, no

Catholic married in non-catholic ceremony, yes (courthouse, or other religeon), provided there was no catholic blessing

Non-catholic married in catholic ceremony, no

Non-catholic married in non-catholic ceremony, no

There can be some circumstances where this doesn’t apply – eg, the grounds for divorce were the other person not wanting kids, where there was abuse, that kind of thing. But that would be one to check with the priest as each one can have a different answer.


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