The Tribunal’s work continues to benefit people who are divorced and wish to become Catholics, and divorced Catholics who wish to partake of the Sacraments and/or remarry in the Church. The Tribunal is supported in its work by lay volunteers.
The annulment process can take between 12 and 18 months. During the Year of Mercy the Holy Father laid out recommendations for a quicker and more merciful process. This places more responsibility on the Diocesan Bishop and Judicial Vicar. As has been urged by Pope Francis, fees are no longer charged for this key pastoral work.
Tribunal helps people anxious about bureaucracy that could affect their lives and relationships. When difficult cases are resolved, people can feel reunited with their Church and able to renew their relationship with the Faith through the Sacraments.
The Judicial Vicar is Mgr Patrick Hennessy and the Associate Judicial Vicar Mgr Andrew Summersgill, but in the first instance, all enquiries should be directed to the Tribunal Administrator, Jacqui A Atkinson.
The office of the Leeds Diocesan Marriage Tribunal is located at:
62 Headingley Lane
Telephone: 0113 261 8029