Article 58 — Church records

The consistory shall maintain church records in which the names of the members and the dates of their birth, baptism, public profession of faith, marriage, and departure or death are properly recorded.

Although the contents of this article date back to the days when there were no registration-offices for birth, marriages, and death, our churches have maintained records for their own purposes. Registers concerning particulars of all members must be compiled and kept up-to-date.