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Letters Dimissory

When a call to the Diocese of Atlanta has been issued and accepted, rectors should request Letters Dimissory from the Ecclesiastical Authority in the diocese of your canonical residence. Request that Letters Dimissory be sent to The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop, Diocese of Atlanta, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305. Assistants, Associates, and Curates must be licensed and after 18 months the bishop will consider your application to receive your Letters Dimissory. A deacon may not transfer Letters Dimissory without written consent from the Bishop of Atlanta (C&C, III.7.6). The Bishop does not accept Letters Dimissory for interim clergy or retired clergy. You may request your Letters Dimissory or canonical transfer from the Diocese of Atlanta here.