Kindred and Affinity TableĀ  at the back of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer is a table of Kindred and Affinity “wherein whosoever are related are forbidden by the Church of England to marry together.” So I was a little surprised to see this quirky vintage looking sign at the church St Leonard and St James in Rousham on Saturday. The table stipulates that a man may not marry his grandmother, grandfathers wife, or his wifes grandmother plus 27 other family members of course it applies to his wife aswell.

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