Father Jay Scott Newman, JCL, is the Chancellor and Canonical Counsel of the Diocese of Charleston.

He serves as the principal notary of the diocese, authenticates official documents, handles correspondence, and assists all other chancery offices to enhance their mission effectiveness and fulfill their duties in service to the Catholic people of South Carolina.

Father Newman is also responsible for the management of all diocesan records and works with our archivist to preserve and make available all historical documents of the diocese.