Has something happened to the website? I can’t connect to it …

At times the demand on our webserver can be very high, and this can cause the website to be unavailable for a short time. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please wait for a few minutes and try again later.

When the website is temporarily offline you may see various error messages, some more accurate and helpful than others. Here are some examples:

  • 503 Service Unavailable: ‘503’ means that there is a temporary problem.
  • Gateway Timeout: The webserver has taken too long to respond.
  • This site can’t be reached: www.cofe-equal-marriage.org.uk took too long to respond.

Whatever the error message, please be patient and try again later. If an outage lasts for more than a few minutes we will be aware of it and will be trying to restore the service as soon as possible.