Notary Pro

The appointment of Notaries Public was, before the Reformation, functions carried out by the Pope or the Papal Legates. For this reason, the functions under the Act are sometimes referred to as the “legatine powers”.

NotaryPRO is the online portal through which the Faculty Office administrates its regulation of the profession. Every trainee and practising Notary will require to register in NotaryPRO and apply for Certification through it.

Special Marriage Licences

Nason Associates have designed and built a unique application system with real time conditional logic to help simplify the process and ease the multi-stage approval processes involved. The system went live in 2020 and has been put through its paces during the recent pandemic with nearly three times as many applications due to banns not being read in Church.

Special Marriage Licences are given by the Archbishop under powers he and his predecessors have exercised since 1533. They are not issued automatically. The design and build of the web application to help with this application and approval process is complex and involves four or more parties: the bride, the groom, the supporting minister/s and the Faculty Office.