Diocesan Registry York
Louise Connacher is the Registrar of the Diocese and Legal Secretary to the Archbishop of York, Registrar of the Consistory Court of the Diocese and Legal Adviser to the Diocesan Synod. She is supported by Deputy Provincial Registrar, David Whitaker and Deputy Diocesan Registrar, Jessica Gray.
Registry Assistant: Simone Bolton
Registry and Faculty Assistant: Alice Bracken
How we can help
The Registrar and her staff are available to give advice to the following individuals in the Diocese in relation to legal matters properly arising in connection with the discharge of their ecclesiastical, synodical and parochial offices:
Advice is also available to bona fide enquirers concerning the law of marriage, baptism, confirmation and burial of the dead (coffin burials and cremated remains), according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England.
The Registrar and her staff prepare and register all documents required in connection with ordination, instituting and licensing of clergy and others under canon law, licensing of buildings for public worship and the consecration of churches and burial grounds.
There are some restrictions on the amount of advice and work that may be done in the Registry without payment of a fee. Guidance is given where appropriate.
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