Display of public notices for faculty petitions during the Coronavirus restrictions

If a public notice of a faculty application is on display during the current "lock down" which began on 22 March, it is recommended that the notice should continue to be displayed for an appropriate additional period after the lock down ends. This is to ensure that the notices will have been on public display for a period of not less than 28 days in total at a time when the notice will have been accessible to the public.

As regards notices in respect of new petitions, it is recommended that these are not displayed until after the lock down has ended.

As regards cases of urgency, please contact the Registry by email to


Contact details for the Registrar

Our Diocesan Registrar and Bishop's Legal Secretary is Lisa Moncur.

She can be contacted  on 01928 718834 x 254, by post at :

Diocesan Registry, Church House 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4GE

or via her Registry Clerk Jo Williams on 01928 718834 x 269



Useful information 


Marriage Licence Application forms 

Particulars of application for a Common Licence - ML1
(otherwise known as a Bishop’s Licence) to marry in the Church of England.

Particulars of Qualifying Connection - ML2
Form for completion by a person who wishes to apply for a Common Licence to marry in a parish by virtue of a qualifying connection with the parish under the Church of England Marriage Measure 2008.

Other Forms

Petition for faculty for the introduction of a memorial which does not comply with the diocesan churchyard regulations

Petition for the reservation of a grave space

Complaints against Chancellors - Scheme


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