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Legal Advice in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic FAQs

The latest guidance on funerals, baptisms and weddings is on our main Coronavirus page. Funeral and bereavement resources for clergy are available here.

Legal advice regarding marriage in light of the Coronavirus restrictions

Weddings can take place in church from 4 July 2020.

Background to Common Licences

The usual course is for a couple to marry after banns have been called and in many cases this should still be possible once public worship resumes. However, in the current circumstances not all churches are open for public worship which means banns cannot be called in those places. In addition some couples are looking to marry at short notice.

Procedure

For couples intending to marry by common licence the procedure is as follows:

After approaching the officiating minister to ensure a qualifying connection to the church in which they wish to marry is established, the couple should make an appointment with their local surrogate with the following:

  • Proof of their Qualifying Connection to marry in the chosen church;
  • Current photographic (passport / driving licence) and address (utility bill / bank statement dated within the last three months) identification;
  • Evidence of freedom to marry (if either party has been married before, for each party); and
  • A statement that sets out whether they have been baptised in the Church of England (for each party)

When the surrogate has sworn the necessary papers and forwarded them to the Registry a Common Licence will be produced. It is requested that the Registry is given as much notice as possible to prepare the Licence.

Fees for Common Licences

The set fee is made up of two elements:

  • £148 Registry fee
  • £52 Surrogate fee.

The fee is further reduced for those couples for whom the calling of banns was complete but could not marry because of the lockdown or who have to marry by Common Licence because the church where their banns are to be called is not open for public worship. The Registry element of the Common Licence fee for these couples will be £44. The surrogate fee remains at £52.

A list of clergy surrogates is on the Registry section of the website, along with contact details for the Registry should you need to discuss further.

Who do I contact if I have a query about marriage or weddings or any other occasional office?

Please contact Pauline Hollington or Rowan Jones: pauline.hollington@fbcmb.co.uk or rowan.jones@fbcmb.co.uk. You should also adhere to the Government guidelines, especially in terms of Funerals (advice can also be located on the Church of England website).

Parochial Faculties

I have a Public Notice I need to display, how can we do this if the church building is now closed?

Pursuant to Rule 6.7(b) of the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules, the Chancellor has dispensed with the requirement of Public Notice for any petition that is currently in motion and for any petition that is made in the period to the 3rd July 2020. In cases where no public notice has been displayed, the Chancellor directs that at the expiry of the period of 28 days from the issue by the Diocesan Advisory Committee of the Notification of Advice the petitioners are to:

  1. Lodge a note stating the steps they have taken to bring the matter to the attention of parishioners generally (and not just churchgoers) by use of social media, websites, or other means. Those steps should normally involve the provision of details in general terms of the proposed works and a contact email address at the registry together with a date (being no less than 28 days from the start of the notification) by which objections should be made to that address;
  2. Confirm in writing that they are not aware of any objections which have been expressed or of potential objections which might have been triggered by the giving of the public notice.

The petition will not be referred to the Chancellor or the Deputy Chancellor until the expiry of the said period of 28 days.

The Chancellor reserves to himself and the and the Deputy Chancellor the power to require the giving of a notice if on consideration of the petition the view is taken that a public notice or other publicity is desirable.

This direction replaces the Chancellor’s previous direction given on 24th March 2020 but any petition currently in train where the petitioners proceeded in accordance with that direction shall continue to be governed by that direction.

How will I notify the Registry that we are not aware of any potential objections which might have been triggered by the giving of the public notice?

Parishes are “locked out” out of the OFS once they have submitted their petition to the Registry (by confirming that they have displayed the Public Notice) and so cannot upload any further comments or supporting documents from this point onwards. We would therefore ask parishes to upload a supporting statement prior to submitting the Public Notice to the Registry so that we can process the petition to be sent to the Chancellor straight away.

How will this work in practice, as we are using the Online Faculty System (OFS) to petition – doesn’t the OFS have a period of Public Notice built in to it?

Yes it does. However, parishes should “submit” their public notice as usual to the Registry (once they have uploaded their supporting statement about any potential objections), entering the dates as a 28 day period would usually require. The Registry will then process the petition to be sent to the Chancellor, even though the full 28 days have not run their course.

How will I notify the Registry if we already have a petition in motion, that the Public Notice period is not now needed?

Please notify the Registry by e-mail (to Rowan Jones, e-mail address below).

What if I have a Public Notice that has expired already and I now need to return it to the Registry, can I still do this and how do I do this?

Yes, you can still return a certified Public Notice (the Certificate of Publication) to the Registry and you should do this by e-mail. However, all parishes should adhere to the government guidelines about unnecessary travel – you can notify us if you already have a petition in motion, that the Public Notice period is not now needed, even though you can certify that the notice period, has, in fact, expired. We strongly encourage you to send the Notice to us by e-mail rather than by post, as we will have limited access to post.

I have an urgent works permission request, how do I go about getting permission for this work?

You can apply for an Interim Faculty by following the instructions on the Interim Faculty Application Form, which can be found on this link:  https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/registry/guidance_on_churches_and_churchyards/faculty_jurisdiction/ 

The diocese has issued separate guidance for works that are considered an emergency.

I have received an e-mail notification saying that my faculty has been approved and has been issued but that I must still wait for a sealed, hard-copy of the faculty in the post before we start work – will I still get a hard-copy of the faculty?

The Registry is working remotely and will have limited access to post. If your faculty has been granted, please consider that you may start work, without the need to wait for a hard-copy. The Registry will endeavour to issue hard-copy faculties as and when it can.

What if we need longer than 12 months to complete the work under Faculty, because we cannot get contractors arranged to complete the work?

The Chancellor has directed that the calculation for the purposes of determining when works under a faculty have to be commenced or completed for compliance with any other timing requirement under a faculty, shall not include the period from the 25th March 2020 to the date of the lifting of the restrictions currently in place on movement of persons and/or work.

How can we maintain security of the church when it is locked, will this affect our Insurance?

The Church Building’s Council has produced some useful information called ‘Securing and caring for your church buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic: advice for incumbents, churchwardens and PCC members’ (copy available on the Church of England’s FAQs page: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches#na). The guidance also details useful information about churchyards.

Who do I contact if I have a query about a Parochial Faculty?

If your petition is at the Public Notice stage please contact Rowan Jones: rowan.jones@fbcmb.co.uk. If your petition is at any stage prior to this, please contact the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) office.

Private Faculties

I have a received a query from someone that wants to petition to reserve a grave space, can they still do this and how do they do this?

Yes. Provided that the churchyard is open, a private individual can petition to reserve a grave space. Click on the link to find the relevant petition documents and guidance notes: https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/registry/guidance_on_churches_and_churchyards/private_faculty_petitions/ 

Petitioners are encouraged to send petition documents to the Registry by e-mail to Pauline Hollington: pauline.hollington@fbcmb.co.uk and not by post, as we will have limited access to post. Please confirm in your e-mail submission that you have posted the fee to the Registry’s office (C/o Pauline Hollington, Registry Assistant for the Diocese of Lichfield, 6-10 George Street, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton WV2 4DN).

We cannot advise as to whether a petition will be granted in the present circumstances. It is a matter for the Chancellor, who will have to consider whether granting a reservation would unfairly limit the ability for other burials to take place. The current situation will completely alter the balance as to this because the historic average number of burials taking place may radically change, leading to spaces being used up more quickly.

I have received a query from someone that wants to petition to inter cremated remains in a closed churchyard, can they still do this and how do they do this?

Yes. In much the same way as a petition to reserve a grave space, petitioners should use the above link and send their petition documents to Pauline Hollington by e-mail. They must confirm in their e-mail that they have posted the fee to us.

An individual has received an e-mail with an electronic PDF copy of their faculty attached, must we still wait for a sealed, hard-copy of the faculty in the post before we agree to go ahead – will parishes and individual petitioners still get a hard-copy of the faculty?

The Registry is working remotely and will have limited access to post. If a faculty has been granted and has been sent to you by e-mail, please consider that you go ahead with the proposal, without the need to wait for a hard-copy. The Registry will endeavour to issue hard-copy faculties as and when it can. All electronic, PDF copies of Private Faculties will bear the Joint Registrar’s signature but will not be sealed.

Who do I contact if I have a query about a Private Faculty?

If you are petitioning for a Private Faculty please contact Pauline Hollington: pauline.hollington@fbcmb.co.uk.

Parish governance

We have a number of individuals in our parish that are not able to leave the house for various reasons, how do we conduct our PCC meetings?

Parishes can conduct their business in a number of ways that utilises online communication i.e. webchat or online conversation facilities, voting or conducting business by correspondence (M27 of the Church Representation Rules), or conducting a conference call. PCCs should consider a way that it can continue to work together, representatively and effectively. This might also include working with a standing committee.

My parish is rural and we do not have the facilities to use online sources, how else can we conduct our PCC meetings and other parish business?

The Registry would advise PCCs to consider other means to conduct their meetings e.g. business by correspondence. As with many areas of church law we are trying to advise about things which have never been thought about or tested previously. Our basic advice is that common sense and care should be the watchword. Electronic meetings are certainly permissible, but will be more useful if people are given time to think and consider points before voting: so that the circulation of a discussion paper prior to a conference call, honestly and fairly identifying the pros and cons of any decision to be taken will help; also, having a call and then allowing time for consideration before a second call during which a decision is taken. It is all about ensuring that no-one feels unfairly treated.

How do I provide a PCC resolution if we have conducted our business online?

You should collate the responses and produce a written resolution of these responses, in exactly the same way as you would normally (this might mean collating an e-mail response instead of a response you would have normally received in person). After a meeting that has been held remotely and during which a resolution has been agreed, the full wording of the agreed resolution should be copied forthwith to all members – i.e. do not wait until a normal minute would be produced. For further advice, please visit the Parish Resources website: https://www.parishresources.org.uk/coronavirus-parish-meetings/

What about the APCM?

The diocese has issued a statement to clergy: “In the light of the restrictions placed upon parishes by the current COVID-19 epidemic, the Bishop of Lichfield has signed an Instrument that extends the time for choosing churchwardens at the Annual Meeting of Parishioners to the 31 October 2020 and PCC and Deanery Synod members at the APCM to the same date. All those currently in these posts will continue until then. If you have already held an Annual Meeting of Parishioners and APCM for 2020, the new wardens begin only when admitted which may be as late as 31 January 2021 and the churchwardens elected in 2019 remain in office. Newly elected Deanery Synod representatives take up their post on 1 December and existing members stay in post until that date.  If PCC members have been already been elected they begin straightaway. If you have any further questions please liaise with one of our Archdeacons in the first instance”.

What about vacancies?

The diocese has issued a statement to clergy: “The recruitment process for posts in the diocese (including parish vacancies) has been put on hold due to COVID-19. Current adverts will continue to run to the deadlines specified but interview processes are suspended and applications will only be processed once the national situation becomes clearer”.

Burials

Who can be buried in a churchyard?

The decision to allow a body (or ashes) to be buried in a churchyard is and will remain a matter for the incumbent of each parish. It would be sensible for each incumbent to consider how many burial spaces there within each churchyard in their care, ignoring those spaces that have been reserved (which must not be used except by those entitled to do so). Thought then needs to be given as to how many are required for regular use for a reasonable period, so that as far as possible, once normal life has resumed, people are still able to bury their loved ones in "their" churchyard.

What if none of my queries have been answered by the above?

You should make use of the Church of England’s guidance by visiting the website for the latest guidance and updates.

If your query has not been answered, you should contact the Registry at: pauline.hollington@fbcmb.co.uk or rowan.jones@fbcmb.co.uk

Published April 2020

 

New Faculty Fees for 2020

New Private Faculty fees have come into force from the 1st January 2020. The Registry has issued updated guidance of the new fees on the 'Private Individuals' Faculty Petitions' page.

Published February 2020

 

Changes to Marriage Registration

The Registry has received a number of queries in relation to the proposed changes to marriage registration. The Registry has had no further news about when these will come into effect (any updates will be posted on this page).

Published February 2020

 

Changes to Church Representation Rules

The Registry has issued its guidance notes on the upcoming changes to the Church Representation Rules (with effect from the 1st January 2020).

Please click on the following links to learn more about electoral rolls, annual meetings, governance of PCCs and PCC schemes.

Published November 2019

 

New Parochial Fees for 2020

The Church of England has issued its table of Parochial Fees for 2020. You can find this fees table in the Finance section of the Diocesan website.

Published November 2019

 

The Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019

The Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019 will amend the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015 and will come into force on the 1st April 2020. To read more about what these changes mean, click on the link here.

Published November 2019

 

Changes to the Patronage (Benefices) measure 1986

The Legislative Reform (Patronage of Benefices) Order 2019, will amend the Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 and will come into force on the 1st January 2020. The reforms aim to reduce the burden (meaning financial cost, administrative inconvenience or an obstacle to efficiency), on those who are involved in the vacancy procedure, in particular the secretary of the PCC.

To read more about what these changes mean, click on the link here.

Our main Patronage Guidance Note will be updated to reflect these changes in the new year.

Published November 2019

 

Changes to the Church Representation Rules

The Church Representation Rules will be radically overhauled with effect from 1 January 2020. The new rules will therefore be in force for next years annual parish meetings, so that it is important that clergy, electoral roll officers and PCC secretaries and members are aware of the changes. The national church is going to produce some guidance, but it is not expected that it will be published until November. The Joint Diocesan Registrars have therefore decided to produce guidance on the new rules themselves, so as to try to assist in the process of education. However this guidance cannot be produced in one session, and will be issued over the coming month as time permits. The topics will be (i) Electoral Rolls; (ii) Annual Meetings; (iii) Parish governance and PCCs; (iv) the new Joint Council concept; (v) elections; (vi) Deanery Synods; (vii) Diocesan Synods; (viii) miscellaneous issues. The bulletin and registry pages of the web site will be used to let people know as and when the notes are issued.

Published October 2019

 

Changes to Marriage Registration

The Registry has received several updates regarding the proposed changes to marriage registration. In short, the updates reinforce the message that the government has not yet made any announcement regarding an enforcement date and nor have any details been agreed and announced that concern the form of the suggested 'marriage document', the responsibility of the couple or the use of registers by the church.

The Registry would urge all clergy to keep checking the Church of England website regularly, for any further updates.

The Registry will also post updates on this page as developments progress.

Published September 2019

 

Changes to Marriage Registration

The Registry has received important information from the Faculty Office, which clergy are urged to read. The information concerns changes to marriage registrations (which, despite the statement proposing the changes would come into effect on the 2nd December 2019) have no confirmed date.

Marriage Certificates and Marriage Registers will be replaced with a Marriage Document, which must be prepared by the officiating minister, before the wedding. Once the wedding has taken place, the Marriage Document is signed and it is then the responsibility of the couple to deposit the Marriage Document at the local Register Office within 7 days of the date of the wedding. The local Superintendent Registrar will then issue the couple with a Marriage Certificate.

Marriages that currently require a Superintendent Registrars Certificate will be replaced by a Marriage Schedule (still issued by the local Register Office) and again, once the wedding has taken place and the Marriage Schedule has been signed, it is the responsibility of the couple to deposit the Marriage Schedule at the local Register Office within 7 days of the date of the wedding.

For further information, please click here to read the full statement. 

Further information can also be found on the Faculty Office website:

http://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/special-licences/marriage-law-news/

And on the Church of England website:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/marriage-registration-changes

The Registry will post updates on this page as developments progress.

The Registry is looking into training requirements (as soon as the regulations are published in the autumn). Clergy are reminded that they should not worry about matters in the meantime. The power to make regulations includes a power to provide for transitional arrangements, but the Registry cannot say how cases will be managed where banns are called prior to the date on which the regulations take effect.

Published August 2019

 

Canon B43 and Ecumenical Co-operation

The Registry has produced a new page called 'Guidance on Canon Law'. The first guidance we have issued concerns Canon B43 and Ecumenical Co-operation (to read more, click on the link above and then click on the sub-page to the right).

Published March 2019

 

GRO Clergy Newsletter

To view the latest changes in fees to the services provided by the General Register Office, read the Clergy Newsletter issued by the GRO here.

Published March 2019

 

Brexit and Marriage post March 2019

The Brexit marriage advice has been updated once more. The position remains as it was previously stated; however we think that there is still some uncertainty over future residence rules and we have included a section covering some consequential issues.

This note follows-on from what was published by the Registry in May 2018 and again in January 2019. To read this guidance please click here.

Published February 2019

 

Brexit and Marriage post March 2019

The Registry has produced a short guidance note concerning the implications of Brexit for couples intending to marry after March 2019. This note confirms and follows-on from what was published by the Registry in May 2018. To read this guidance please click on the link provided in the latest legal update concerning Brexit and marriage.

Published January 2019

PLEASE NOTE: This guidance has been updated. To locate the new guidance, see the post of the same name published in February 2019 (above).

 

Electoral Roll Privacy Notice

The Church of England central GDPR team has published a draft privacy notice (specifically dealing with electoral roll information) and an accompanying explanatory guidance. We recommend parish electoral roll officers complete the notice with specific details applicable to their parish and then publish the notice on their own website, ensuring that they provide a copy to anyone who requests an application form in relation to inclusion on the electoral roll.

To access the privacy notice and guidance note, please click here and you will be taken to the APCMs page, on the Church of England's Parish Resources website.

If this link appears broken, please contact the Registry who will provide a new one to you.

Published January 2019

 

Updated Guidance Rule 18-20 Schemes

The Registry has updated its guidance regarding the creation of Rule 18-20 Schemes (see point 25.1.4). To read this guidance note, click here to be taken the "Guidance on Pastoral Schemes, Parochial Governance and Church Representation Rules" page.

Published January 2019

 

Guidance on Contested or Controversial Faculty Cases

The Registry has issued new guidance regarding the procedure of Faculty petitions that are contested or potentially controversial, in private and parochial Faculty cases.

This new guidance can be found on the 'Faculty Jurisdiction (mainly for Parishes and Clergy)' page and the 'Private Individuals' Faculty Petitions' page. Alternatively, click here to read the guidance now.

Published January 2019

 

Faculty Fees for 2019

As of 1st January 2019, the fee to lodge a faculty petition has increased to 206.00 + VAT. This means that a payment of 247.20 is now made payable to the Registry and 49.00 is made payable to the Diocesan Board of Finance, in accordance with the Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2018.

Where a petition is presented prior to that date, the new Order will apply to steps taken after that date but will not affect fees paid prior to that date. The guidance note issued on the Registrys Guidance notes and Regulations page will be updated to reflect this in due course.

If you are still unsure about how much it will cost to petition for a faculty, please contact the Registry Assistant directly.

Published January 2019

 

"Submitting" your Faculty for the Public Notice Period on the OFS

The Registry has noticed that parishes are inclined to "submit" their petition through the Online Faculty System following the expiration of the 28 days Public Notice period.

We would please ask that parishes "submit" their petition through the Online Faculty System, immediately prior to displaying the Public Notice and then return the Certificate of Publication, following the expiration of the 28 days Public Notice period. This allows the Registry to publish any necessary Public Notice on the Diocesan website, for a period of 21 days, in accordance with Rule 9.9 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules.

If a parish "submits" the petition after the 28 days, that same parish may have to wait a further 21 days (on top of the original 28). Both Public Notices can run in parallel but only if parishes "submit" immediately prior to displaying their Public Notice.

Published November 2018

 

New Parochial Fees for 2019

As of 1st January 2019 there are new Parochial Fees. To see the table of Parochial Fees for 2019, please click here (and remember to visit the other Finance pages for further information).

Published November 2018

 

Need an extension of time for an existing faculty?

You can now find the necessary form here. Simply complete and return the document to the Registry.

Published November 2018

 

Calling banns

Where banns can be read, common licences can be avoided. To ensure that banns are read in all of the appropriate places, couples and parishes should be aware that banns need to be called in the parish where each party resides and in the parish where the marriage is to be solemnised.

If it is too late and you require a Common Licence, arrange to visit a Surrogate to swear an Affidavit or contact the Registry, where our Joint Registrar's are Surrogates (based in Telford and Wolverhampton). For contact details of all of the Surrogates in the Diocese, please click here.

Published October 2018

 

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

With effect from the 1st September 2018, Section 64 of the above measure allows the Consistory Court to grant a faculty for the erection of a building on a disused burial ground, other than for than the purpose for enlarging a place of worship, provided that:

1. No interments have taken place within the last 50 years preceding the date of the petition;

2. No relative of a person whose remains have been interred in the land during that period has objected to the grant of the faculty (or that any such objection has been withdrawn).

Published October 2018

 

Brexit and Marriage post March 2019

The Registry has produced a short guidance note concerning the implications of Brexit for couples intending to marry after March 2019. To read this guidance please click on the link provided above in the latest legal update concerning Brexit and marriage.

Published May 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This guidance has been updated. To locate the new guidance, see the post of the same name published in February 2019.

 

New Faculty Condition (Notice)

A situation arose recently where work started under a Faculty before the Petitioners had complied with a pre-commencement condition. I would like to remind all concerned that conditions on Faculties are important and must be complied with; if work is done outside the scope of a Faculty then it is unlawful. Importantly, it would then be inappropriate to use PCC funds to pay for that work. Church Treasurers need to be careful to ensure that funds are not misapplied. The Faculty condition in the case was absolutely clear in its terms, and not in any sense ambiguous. This is not a new provision : it is a common law principle, so that everyone involved in commissioning work in a Church or Churchyard should take care. However, for the avoidance of any doubt in the future, all Faculties issued by the Registry in future will bear this warning notice:

TAKE NOTICE that if work beyond the scope of this Faculty is carried out, or if any of the above conditions are not strictly adhered to, the work carried out will be unlawful as being in breach of the Faculty Jurisdiction and will not be authorised by this Faculty. Proceedings may then be instituted against you for an Injunction, a Restoration Order or a Faculty Confirmatory of the work carried out, according to the circumstances. The Court has power to order a party who is in default to pay the costs of and occasioned by such proceedings including those of the Registry and of any other party. PCC funds may not be used for work that is unlawful and not authorised by a Faculty.

In a very recent case in another diocese, a Chancellor directed that an architect should personally bear the cost of proceedings to regularise unlawful work. A similar order involving many thousands of pounds was made in this Diocese some years ago, against an architect and the incumbent Petitioner who were both in default. Petitioners should ensure that their architect, and any company contracted to carry out works, are given a copy of any Faculty; but if there is no architect the responsibility for compliance will be on the Petitioner.

Anyone with any doubt about whether or not a Faculty is needed should telephone Kristina Williamson or Giles Standing at the DAC, or my Registry Assistant Alex Chong. We are always happy to advise and assist, and would far prefer that, than to have to take costly and aggressive action against defaulters.

Niall Blackie

Diocesan Registrar

Published April 2018

 

Marriage Certificates to include mother's name

It is anticipated that the Home Office will initiate changes to the way marriage certificates are completed. In particular, the change will include the use of mothers names, where previously only the fathers name has appeared. The Registry does not expect this change to happen imminently but will provide updated guidance when it does. For now, all marriage certificates should be completed in the usual way for advice on this, please visit the Guidance of Marriage and Baptism page here.

Published January 2018

 

Interim Faculty Petition

A new procedure for applications for Interim Faculties has now been approved by the Diocesan Chancellor. Parishes should apply for an Interim Faculty only in cases of strict emergency and in cases where the works proposed are the minimum necessary to prevent a situation from worsening. Interim Faculties should not be used as a way speed up the faculty process but can be used by parishes where the need is urgent. Please read the form carefully and return it to the Registry with any supporting documents.

To access the Interim Petition Form click here.

Published October 2017

 

Guidance on Churchyards

The Registrar has prepared a note which covers a wide range of legal issues concerning churchyards and this is now available on the guidance notes page.

Published August 2017

 

Burial of Cremated Remains in a Closed Churchyard

A simplified procedure for the application for permission for the burial of cremated remains, within a family grave, in a closed churchyard, has been developed and is now set out in the main guidance notes. A Faculty is required because of the legislation governing such places. Where the burial is of the remains of a close relative of a person buried in the family grave a reduced petition fee of 60 inclusive of VAT is charged. A higher fee is payable in other circumstances. A guidance note explains the procedure and the reason for it (this can be found on the 'Guidance Notes and Regulations' page).

Published August 2017

 

2018 Private Faculty Fees

Fees for private faculties will be increased as of the 1st January 2018. Where a petition is presented prior to that date, the new Order will apply to steps taken after that date but will not affect fees paid prior to that date. The guidance note issued on the Registrys Guidance notes and Regulations page will be updated to reflect this in due course.

The new fee for a Faculty Petition will be 244.80

Direction for Written Representations: 122.40 plus 128.00 to the Diocesan Board of Finance

(All figures are inclusive of VAT)

Other fees have increased too, by about 1%

If you are still unsure about how much it will cost to petition for a faculty, please contact the Registry Assistant directly.


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