The Diocesan Tribunal

This page provides quick links to the various officials of the Tribunal, as well as the latest version of the various forms needed for marriage preparation and for marriage dispensations.

The legal requirements for the organisation of the Tribunal are summarised in the Code of Canon Law, presented online from this page and onward.

Vicar Judicial: Rev. Fr. P. Vellacott

Adjunct Vicar Judicial: Mgr. J. Hadley VF

Judges: Rev. Canon G. Woodall, Rev. Canon J. Cahill, Rev. Fr. K. Frisby, Rev. Fr. M. Hardy

Associate Judge: Ms. A. Zimand

Defender of the Bond: Rev. Fr. S. Gillespie,

Promoter of Justice: Rev. Fr. A. Cole VF

Administrator: Mrs. B. Gabb

The tribunal office is located at 1 Castle Quay, Nottingham NG7 1FW. Please call 0115 953 9804 or e-mail

The Chancellor may be contacted at

Diocesan Marriage Forms