Ely Diocesan Registry

Ely Diocesan Registry

The Ely Diocesan Registry is designed primarily to be a source of information for all those working in the parishes within the Diocese of Ely as well as being a portal enabling parishes to monitor the progress of their Petitions for Faculties online.

Howard Dellar, the Diocesan Registrar, is the legal officer to the Diocese and the Diocesan Bishop.

His responsibilities include:

  • processing Petitions for Faculties;
  • giving free advice to parish officers, clergy, boards and committees of the diocese;
  • issuing the documentation appointing clergy to their posts;
  • dealing with enquiries from clergy, parish officers and the general public on matters to do with marriage, baptism and confirmation;
  • maintaining a variety of diocesan records;
  • issuing the documentation to enable burial grounds to be consecrated;
  • issuing marriage licences; and
  • maintaining the Patronage Register and other linked functions.

The Diocese of Ely Registry would also be the appropriate organisation to contact with any queries or questions regarding the consecration of cemetries.

It is always best to ask for advice from the Registry sooner rather than later, to ensure matters start on the right footing.

The Diocesan Registry website can be accessed here.

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Ely Diocesan Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 142183, and a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity Number 245456. The registered address is: Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX. All rights reserved.