Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

The Register Office can help you with the legal formalities and registration process for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in the borough.

Arrange a marriage or civil partnership

​We will guide you through the legal formalities of arranging a marriage or civil partnership.

Book your ceremony with us

Venues licensed for civil weddings, partnerships and naming ceremonies.

  • Births

     We will help you register the birth of your baby quickly and easily.
  • Copy certificates

     How to get a copy of a certificate for an event registered in Lewisham.
  • Deaths

     Details on how to register the death and what to do when someone dies.
  • Historical records

     Details of how to search Lewisham's records.
  • Naming ceremonies

     A special way to celebrate a new baby or adoptive child or stepchild.
  • Performance

     What you can expect from the registration service.
Christmas and New Year 2014 ​Opening hours
​Wednesday 24 December ​9.15am–4.15pm
​Christmas Day – Sunday 28 December ​Closed
​Monday 29 December – Wednesday 31 December ​9.15am–4.15pm
​Thursday 1 January ​Closed


Register Office
368 Lewisham High Street
Se13 6lq
020 8690 2128

020 8314 1078


Opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday 9.10am–4.15pm 
Wednesday 10.10am–4.15pm 
Thursday and Friday 9.10am–4.15pm
Saturday by appointment only
Phones answered:
Monday–Friday 9am–5pm


Services over Christmas and New Year

Find out about changes to services such as waste and recycling, libraries, leisure centres, customer services and the Register Office.

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