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January 2020 - Faculty Fees

The fee payable on lodging a Faculty Petition was increased on 1 January 2020 to £260.00 for a Chancellor's Faculty. This fee applies in uncontested cases. (In the Diocese of Peterborough, this fee will only apply to private faculty applications, as faculty fees for church applications are dealt with through the diocesan budget.) An additional fee may be payable for preparatory or ancillary work, including sending correspondence, but only in exceptional circumstances and if the Chancellor of the Diocese so directs.

See The Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2019

For fees in contested cases, see also Notes for Guidance.

January 2020 - Parochial Fees

The Parochial Fees payable with effect from 1 January 2020 for Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Burials and Memorials can be found at the Fees page.

March 2019 - New Diocesan Registry Telephone Number

From 1 March 2019, the new telephone number of the Diocesan Registry is 01733 882831.

January 2019 - Marriage Law News

The Home Office have announced that there will be no changes to the rules relating to EEA Nationals immediately after the UK has left the EU. That means after 29 March 2019 EEA Nationals may continue to marry after Banns or a Common Licence. The position is expected to remain until early 2020. The longer term position remains unclear but the Home Office will consult before making any changes to the law.