Marriage Tribunal

The Cape Town Interdiocesan Tribunal is the Ecclesiastical Court of the Archdiocese of Cape Town. The Tribunal is charged with the administration of justice, for matters of the public good brought before the Church; as a court of first instance and as an appellate court.

Although most cases brought before the Tribunal involve questions of marital nullity, the court is also competent to deal with penal matters.

Tel: 021 462-2417. Fax: 021 461-9330. E-mail:

Normal Business hours are between 8.30 am and 13.30 pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Judicial Vicar

Fr Robert Bissell

Associate Judges

Mgr Jock Baird, Frs Peter-John Pearson, Paul Taylor, Peter Ziegler

Defenders of the Bond

Mgr Clifford Stokes JCD, Frs Godfrey Solomon, Robert Bissell JCD.

Promoter of Justice

Mgr Clifford Stokes


Ms Janine Canfield


Ms Janine Canfield (secretary), Ms Verona Mitchell (auditor), Ms Julia Reynolds (auditor)

General questions concerning fees and administration can be addressed via e-mail or telephone.