I won't go into the marriage thoughts I've been having, I'll just ask as have been thinking for a few months and only recently wanted an answer, what happens if the C of E collapses, the archbishop is useless and the Queen hasn't said anything that I know of... do I just ignore I'm c of e, be ye olde christened and just get on with my life and forget it all? If everyone christened without any true religious upbringing is anything like me, the church is about to lose millions of namesakes. A shame as I like the idea of a church wedding, maybe it's still possible without all the religion. But married by a government employee seems a bit off putting (however in Romania you get married twice, first at registry, then at church), this being married stuff by someone is only new anyway from what I've read, a family member would be more fitting, take it out of government and religious hands. So yes, I guess the quandry was to do with marriage, was always going to be a few questions when the time came to think about it. I can see why people say it's just a bit of paper, me and the gf could just get married on our own with no witnesses and no decrees in law if really wanted to, if that's what mattered to us, as that's all that matters, us. So what happens if C of E ceases to exist after 500 years? I guess my christening becomes irrelevent or I get offered the chance to be catholic, can't see many doing that in England with our history so most will probably give it all up, talk about a lost generation or three, we've just followed France I think.