The Work of the ChanceryContact us

The Chancery Deals with queries by post, telephone and email from clergy, parishioners and the general public, with regard to marriage, baptism and many general Curial enquires.

  • Processing of marriage papers, worldwide, for couples when the Catholic party, at least, is resident within the Diocese of Hallam.  The aim is to assist both clergy and couples in the preparation of marriage documentation.  If necessary paperwork is sent to the Chancery from the parishes; it is processed, recorded and then forwarded to the parish/diocese of marriage at home or abroad.
  • Preparation of decrees granting permissions for marriage which involve a permission or a dispensation.
  • Granting of Diocesan Faculties for priests and deacons who minister in the Diocese.
  • Drawing up and issuing of all documents and official acts in the name of the Bishop and on his behalf.
  • All administrative acts which require the mandate of the Bishop.
  • The granting of a ‘Celebret’ for a priest intending to travel outside the Diocese.
  • The Chancellor is responsible for the recording and notification of acts regarding the incardination of clerics (priests and deacons) and the process of excardination.
    To ensure all the relevant norms of church law regarding Safeguarding are observed, especially with respect to an individual’s rights.

Issuing of permissions to receive adults into Full Communion with the Catholic Church is dealt with at Bishop’s House.

Chancellor: Rev Mark McManus, JCL

Administrator:  Mrs Anne Ashton

Chancery Office
The Hallam Pastoral Centre
St Charles Street
S9 3WU
Tel:  0114 2566450
Email:  [email protected] (Please noteby emailing us, you consent to your submitted details being collected, stored and used by the Diocese of Hallam only for the purpose or purposes for which you have provided them to us. Read more in our Privacy and Security Policy.)

The office is open between 8.30 AM and 3.00 PM, Monday-Thursday

Bus services: 52 from the City Centre (Arundel Gate) runs along Attercliffe Common - alight at Stevenson Road stop. Every 7-10 minutes.

Tram: Nearest stops either Woodbourn Road or Attercliffe. Approx 5-10 minutes walk.

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