Diocesan Registry

The Diocesan Registry is the legal office supporting the Bishop of St Albans and legal aspects of the work of the diocese.

The Diocesan Registry contact details are here

The Registry is responsible for:

  • processing Petitions for Faculties;
  • giving free advice to parish officers, clergy, boards and committees of the Diocese;
  • issuing the documentation to enable burial grounds to be consecrated;
  • issuing marriage licences;
  • dealing with applications for reservation of gravespaces


The Registry has issued guidance on the following subjects:


  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities

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