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What is the Church's teaching on divorce?
The Church of England wishes all who marry a lifetime of love that grows within God's protection. But we recognise that some marriages do fail for all sorts of sad and painful reasons.  

As someone who is divorced, can I marry in church?
There may be a way forward for you to be married again in church. The Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people could remarry in church under certain circumstances. However, because the Church views marriage to be lifelong, there is no automatic right to do so and it is left to the discretion of the Priest. Further information about remarriage in church after divorce is available here.

Further information
One Plus One
Broken Rites (an international group offering mutual support and information to separated and divorced spouses and partners of clergy, ministers and Church Army Officers)

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