Civil Partnerships in Church

21 March 2023

Following the 2010 Equality Act making it possible to hold civil partnership ceremonies in religious buildings, in 2011 the first such ceremonies were held. Unitarians wasted no time, with Cross Street Chapel in Manchester the first church in Britain to register for civil partnerships and Ullet Road Church in Liverpool the first to conduct a same-sex civil partnership ceremony in a church, both in 2012. Click here to read about Cross Street Chapel’s registration and Ullet Road Church’s ceremony.