Patrick Roberts

Patrick Roberts

Diocesan Registry Clerk
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Patrick Roberts

Diocesan Registry Clerk

Patrick works in the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the diocesan registries of the Bishops of Guildford and Liverpool

In the registries Patrick's responsibilities include the administration of faculty applications, the issue of clergy licences and Common Licences and providing advice on marriage law, churchyard management and the maintenance and expansion of church buildings.

In the Faculty Office Patrick works in both the areas of Special Marriage Licences and that of regulation of the Notarial profession in England and Wales. In the former he assists in the processing of applications for Special Marriage Licences, reviewing applications and administering oaths in support of licences. In the latter he is Clerk to the Qualifications Board, reviewing and processing applications for Certificates of Exemption by those seeking to become Notaries.

Career to date

Patrick joined LBMW in 2016 as an ecclesiastical clerk. He has a literary and academic background and holds a BA in Comparative Literature and a MA and PhD in English Literature, from King’s College London and Goldsmiths College. He also holds an LLM from Birkbeck College. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society and Association of Diocesan Registry Clerks.