The fees currently payable in respect of Faculty matters are set out in the Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2016. By special arrangement with the Diocesan Board of Finance, the fee payable on lodging a Petition is not payable where the Petitioners are the Minister and/or Churchwardens or the Parochial Church Council.
In the case of a Petition from a private individual (for example, relating to the reservation of a grave space, or the provision of a memorial), the fee payable (from 1 January 2017) when lodging the Petition is £291.40. A cheque should be made payable to ‘The Bishop of Guildford’s Registry’. This will be requested by us when an acknowledgement of having received the petition is sent out.