Diocesan Registrars

for Salisbury & Winchester

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

As the Diocesan Registry we are retained by the Dioceses of Salisbury and  Winchester to advise the bishops, clergy, churchwardens, PCCs and other office holders in the Church of England.

  • The Faculty process
  • Marriage laws, including the calling of banns and Common Licences
  • The Church Representation Rules and parish governance
  • Churchyards
  • The consecration and licensing of land and buildings
  • Common Tenure
  • Pastoral reorganisations and patronage
  • The requirements of Canon Law

We can also help PCCs and church officers with:

  • Advice about Data Protection obligations (Basic queries usually free of charge)
  • Questions about trusts and gifts (many questions dealt with free of charge)
  • Trustee obligations and dealing with the Charity Commission (as above)
  • Conveyancing and dealing with church land
  • Responding to a Data Subject Access Request (legal advice essential)

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.

  • No charge for a free initial consultation
  • We can help you apply for Ecclesiastical Legal Aid (most people don’t have to pay anything)
  • We’ll help you get your story across and guide you through the process

We are not able to represent respondents in the Dioceses of Salisbury or Winchester, 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:

  • Clergy settlement agreements

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

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

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

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

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


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Rachel Wilson

Deputy Registrar

Gavin Foster

Deputy Registrar


Sarah Hart

Registry Assistant

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Anita Jeans

Registry Assistant

You can leave us a message so we can contact you:

Salisbury Office:

01722 411 141

Chippenham Office:

01249 472 444

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