Father Robert Bissell
His Early Years
Fr Robert was born in East London. He attended boarding school at Dale College and then went to University of Stellenbosch where he attained a BSc and LLB.
Priest and Further Studies
He was ordained as deacon on 14 May 2004 and as priest on 7 January 2005.
From 2004 to 2006 he served as assistant priest in Somerset West; then was Parish Administrator in Kraaifontein from 2006 to 2010; and Parish Administrator in Elsies River in 2011.
He spent time in Rome from 2011 to 2016 where he studied Canon Law and obtained a M. Juris JCL and JCD.
Returning to South Africa he then became parish priest in Strand from 2016 to 2017.
He has been the Parish Priest at Constantia Catholic since 2017.
He served as the Episcopal Vicar for Property until August 2020 when he then was appointed to the position of Judicial Vicar.
Father Robert also serves the Archdiocese on the Archdiocesan Finance Council and the College of Consulters.
Interdiocesan Tribunal: The Cape Town Interdiocesan Tribunal (also known as the Marriage 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.