Am I A Reverend ? ( UK only question ). Answered
I was given this certificate as a Christmas present.
I thought it was just a novelty but was assured that I could, if I wished, now sign legal forms/change my bankbook/change my passport to utilise the prefix Rev, because this is an officially recognized church.
I was overjoyed but very, very skeptical.
I Googled but can only find one site under The International Church Of Atheism, which is very basic and without contact details.
Reading around the subject it seems that this kind of thing is legal in the US of A ( such as the First Church of Atheism ) and even allows you to perform weddings but I can't find any useful info on how much weight this carries in the UK.
I know that it will not give legal status to performing marriages or any heavyweight duties here but I do like the idea of having Rev. on my driving licence; would anyone know if it at least allows that ?
Does anybody with actual legal knowledge know ?
No guesses or opinions please, I've found enough of those while Googling.
Thank you for your help.
Rev. Friend Of Humanity.
After Kiteman's comment I feel that I should state that I Photoshopped my real name out in order to illustrate this question.
And just to clarify:
I am asking if I can legally use this prefix on my passport etc.
I do not have any plans to use it in any practical way such as performing/witnessing marriages.