So get this: due to medieval law, I still need to have banns read in my local church (which of course I don’t use or visit). The banns must be read on three weekends, and once read only last three months. Without a certificate of banns from my church, the vicar in the church we’re getting married in won’t go ahead with the service. In some ways, this is quite a good system to prevent bigamy in cases where the grooms village was more than a few days’ travel away. Not the case any more, though. Just another silly admin thing to add to the list. Thankfully, I think I’ve found the authoritaive source on which parish, etc my church is in.