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Last updated 9th April 2020


The Diocesan Registry deals with a large proportion of the legal matters affecting the Diocese, the Bishop, the parishes and all the other organisations and officers of the Diocese.

They include processing faculties, keeping many of the legal records of the Diocese, administrative aspects of ordinations and members of the clergy, legal aspects of marriages,  regulation and consecration of churchyards, the roles of  churchwardens, and the ways representation of clergy and laity is managed in the  parochial church councils and other bodies engaged in governance of the Diocese.

Napthens Solicitors provide our registry services and are located on the same site as the Diocesan Offices near Guide, Blackburn. 



Diocesan Registry
Darwen House
Walker Office Park


Phone: 01254 686243 or 07968 119683   


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