About the Chancery Service


The main work of the Chancery Office is the processing of marriage papers – worldwide - for couples where the Catholic party, at least, is resident within Westminster.

The aim is to help and assist both priests and couples in what can be the quite complex preparation of marriage documentation. Paperwork is sent to the Chancery from the parishes, it is processed, recorded, and then forwarded to the parish / diocese of marriage.

The Chancery deals with queries by post, telephone, fax and email - from priests, parishioners and the general public, with regard to marriage, baptism and confirmation documentation. The Office also deals with permissions for Reception into the Church, the issuing of priests Faculties, Celebrets and Ordination certificates and many general Curial enquiries.

The Chancery is open 8am to 4pm or by appointment.

The Chancery forms can be downloaded by priests and other approved Intranet users after signing in to the Diocesan Resource Centre at: Sign In Here

The Chancellor is Fr Jeremy Trood and he can be contacted at Archbishop's House, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QJ or by ringing the Chancery Office.

Brenda Roberts

Vice Chancellor

Telephone: 020 7798 9037

Email: brendaroberts@rcdow.org.uk

Notes: Office open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm – or by appointment.