The Chancellor of the diocese is Meredith Cook, Esq.
The Chancellor is responsible for:
The supervision and maintenance of the diocesan archive, including the historical archives
Coordinating all civil legal affairs for the diocese, including the parishes, schools, and institutions of the diocese
Reviewing applications for inclusion in the Group Ruling of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Serving as the principal ecclesiastical notary to the Bishop of Manchester
Providing letters of suitability for priests of the diocese seeking canonical permission to exercise sacred ministry in another diocese. The "Request for Statement of Suitability Form" is available on the Extranet under the Priestly LIfe and Ministry heading.
Group Ruling Information
2022 USCCB Group Ruling Determination Letter (August 24, 2022)
Group Ruling Explanation (November 19, 2020)
USCCB Group Ruling - Frequently Asked Questions (May 22, 2020)
Group Ruling Application and Instructions
Procedures and Instructions for Form 0928A (September 1, 2017)
Official Catholic Directory
Request for Asterisked Listing in Official Catholic Directory (September 1, 2017)