Diocesan Registrars

for Salisbury, Winchester and Portsmouth

We are recruiting! We are looking for a qualified solicitor or barrister to join our specialist ecclesiastical law team. No ecclesiastical law experience required. It’s a varied and interesting job with excellent development opportunities. There is a requirement for applicants to be communicant Anglicans.

The role can be full time or part time. Contact Sue de Candole or Gavin Foster for an informal conversation.

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The Registry team at Batt Broadbent specialises in the ecclesiastical law of the Church of England.

Call the Registry directly on (01722) 432390. As the Diocesan Registry we are retained by the Diocese of Salisbury, the Diocese of Winchester and the Diocese of Portsmouth to advise the bishops, clergy, churchwardens, PCCs and other office holders in the Church of England. We can help without charge in a range of areas, including:

We can also help PCCs and church officers with:

We may need to charge for advice in these areas, but you can call us now for a free initial consultation. We will always advise in advance if the help you seek is chargeable and give you a formal estimate of charges. We charge all such work at our reduced charity rate.

If you have had a Clergy Discipline Measure complaint made against you, we are on your side.

We are not able to represent respondents in the Dioceses of Salisbury, Winchester or Portsmouth, because our role is to advise the bishop in these dioceses.

If your clergy role is being re-organised in other dioceses, we can help you with:

Our fees are often paid by your Diocese. Call us for a free initial consultation without further obligation.

You can call the Registry directly on (01722) 432390.

You can also find out more about the Registry on the Diocesan websites:

For the Diocese of Salisbury  www.salisbury.anglican.org

For the Diocese of Winchester  www.winchester.anglican.org

For the Diocese of Portsmouth  www.portsmouth.anglican.org

Sue De Candole
Partner / Diocesan Registrar
Gavin Foster
Diocesan Registrar
Anita Jeans
Diocesan Registry Clerk
Sarah Hart
Senior Diocesan Registry Clerk

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Salisbury Office:

01722 411 141

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01249 472 444