Diocesan chancery

A diocesan chancery is the branch of administration which handles all written documents used in the official government of a Catholic or Anglican diocese.[1][2]

It is in the diocesan chancery that, under the direction of the bishop or his representative (the local ordinary), all documents which concern the diocese are drawn up, copied, forwarded, and a record kept of all official writings expedited or received.

The official charged with the execution of these duties is known as the diocesan chancellor.