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Hodkin and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages: SC 11 Dec 2013

The appellants sought to be married in their regular church in London. The minister would be pleased to perform the ceremony, but church to which they belonged was part of the Church of Scientology, and had been refused registration under the 1855 Act. Held: That a religion did not involve beliefs in a god should … Continue reading Hodkin and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages: SC 11 Dec 2013

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Regina v Registrar General, Ex parte Segerdal: QBD 1969

The Church of Scientology challenged the refusal of the Registrar General to register its chapel at East Grinstead as a place of meeting for religious worship. Held: The challenge failed. Judges: Lord Parker CJ, Ashworth and Cantley JJ Citations: [1970] 1 QB 430 Statutes: Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 2 Jurisdiction: England and Wales … Continue reading Regina v Registrar General, Ex parte Segerdal: QBD 1969

Regina v Registrar General, Ex parte Segerdal: CA 1970

The Church of Scientology chapel at East Grinstead, Sussex was not a ‘place of meeting for religious worship’ within the meaning of section 2 of the 1855 Act since that would require reverence to a deity. The Church of Scientology’s services did not meet that test, and a valid ceremony of marriage could not be … Continue reading Regina v Registrar General, Ex parte Segerdal: CA 1970