The United Reform Church in Guernsey may marry same-sex couples when the marriage law comes into effect in early May.
While different Christian denominations have said they will not hold same-sex marriage ceremonies, the United Reform Church could do so. The URC’s General Assembly voted last year to allow its churches to conduct same-sex marriages.
Once same-sex marriage becomes law, which should be at the beginning of May, the local URC will be able to decide whether to ask for its building to be registered for the celebration of same-sex marriages. Such a decision would then need to be ratified by the Wessex Synod Trust.
Reverend David Knight of the St Saviours URC said that the congregation would make the decision after the law came into effect in Guernsey. ‘The United Reform Church is an inclusive church’ he said.
The Zen Buddhist Group has already said it would perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, although it cannot legally marry people.