This question has been running round and round in my head for the last few weeks. I've tried to get in touch with our local Tribunal, but so far without success. Our local priest has been really tied up with Easter stuff and I won't get a chance to catch up with him until after the weekend. But in the meantime I would really love some advice and prayer (sorry - big introduction! :blush:)
The background is that I was previously married. My ex and I were married in a non-denominational protestant church. We were both baptised Christians, but not Catholics. We had 2 children and the marriage broke down (well, it never really got off the ground to begin with - but that's another story) and we separated and subsequently divorced.
I met my current husband who is a Catholic, though at the time we met & married he hadn't attended mass - except for a few rare services - for some time. He had never been married before. We were married in an Anglican church by an Anglican priest with a Catholic deacon in attendance to give the blessing. I honestly don't know if the deacon knew I had been married previously because my husband had had all the contact with him, and I only met him on our wedding day (literally at the altar!).
My husband is now becoming serious about his faith - and I am also seriously considering joining the church. One implication of that I have realised is that I probably need to have my first marriage annulled for my current marriage to be recognised by the church.
My question is this: Would the fact I was previously married in a Protestant church be enough grounds for an annulment? Or is it going to be more complicated than that?