Canon 482 - In each curia a chancellor is to be appointed, whose principal office, unless particular law states otherwise, is to ensure that the acts of the curia are drawn up and dispatched, and that they are kept safe in the archive of the curia. If it is considered necessary, the chancellor may be given an assistant, who is to be called the vice-chancellor. The chancellor and the vice-chancellor are automatically notaries and secretaries of the curia.
The Chancellor of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is the Reverend Kristian Paver STB MA JCL, a priest of the Diocese of Plymouth. Fr Paver was appointed Chancellor of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham by Monsignor Keith Newton in 2011.
Fr Paver was ordained in 1992 and has been Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Plymouth since 1996 and Parish Priest of Totnes, Devon, since 2000. He is presently a lecturer in canon law at St Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill (2003-). He is a Judge of the Diocese of Oslo since 2004. Fr Paver represents the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the National Conference of Priests and the Conference of Religious on the Clergy Working Group established by then Department for Trade and Industry (now BERR) to consider the employment status of clergy and is a member of the Healthcare Reference Group of the CBCEW. He acts as canonical consultant to various Religious Institutes.
In addition to degrees in theology from the Catholic University of Leuven and a Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) from the Pontifical Lateran University, including the gaining of Certificates in the Jurisprudence and Practice of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and of the Congregation for the Clergy, he has taken specialist courses in the Laws of South Asia and Human Rights in the Developing World at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and attended courses in Anglican Canon Law at the University of Cardiff.
His previous experience includes:
- Lecturer in canon law at the Missionary Institute London
- Lecturer in canon law at Heythrop College, University of London
- Judge at the Metropolitan Tribunal of Westminster
- Defender of the Bond for the Diocese of Gibraltar
- Member of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain & Ireland’s Working Party on Child Protection Procedures to consider the canonical implications of the Nolan Report Recommendations and to produce written guidance for bishops and others
- Member of the CBCEW Canon Law/COPCA Working Party
- Member of the CBCEW Cumberlege Implementation Group
The Vice-Chancellor of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is the Reverend Monsignor John Conneely JCL. Mgr Conneely was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham by the Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton in 2011.
Mgr Conneely is a priest of the Diocese of Westminster, and currently serves as Judicial Vicar of the Westminster Metropolitan Tribunal. He was honoured by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009, when he waselevated to the rank of Chaplain of His Holiness.