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Deputy Provincial Registrar Announced


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Louise Connacher, partner at Lupton Fawcett LLP has been appointed as Acting Diocesan Registrar for the Diocese of York and Acting Provincial Registrar for the Province of York.

The office of the Archbishop of York, said: “The Archbishop of York is glad to announce that Louise Mary Connacher, Deputy Registrar of the Diocese of York, Master of Arts (cantab.), Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Partner of Lupton Fawcett LLP has accepted the invitation to become Acting Diocesan Registrar from 15 April 2019 and Deputy Registrar of the Province of York, to be known as Acting Provincial Registrar, from the same date.” 

Jonathan Oxley, managing partner at Lupton Fawcett LLP, added: “We are delighted to be continuing our proud association with the Diocese of York. I’m sure Louise will be a credit to the offices of Diocesan and Provincial Registrar, bringing more than 25 years of experience as a solicitor to the role.” 

The Diocesan Registrar deals with a wide range of legal matters that are part of the smooth running of the York Diocese. Work undertaken ranges from applications to carry out building works to churches, to issuing common marriage licences on behalf of the Archbishop and advising on ecclesiastical law.  The Provincial Registrar advises the Archbishop on ecclesiastical law matters relating to the Northern Province of the Church of England, including the legal procedures for the appointment and consecration of Bishops.

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