C of E clergy over 70 – changes to terms of service

The latest amendments to the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009 have changed certain aspects of the provisions governing how clergy over 70 hold office.
Patrick Shorrock, HR Adviser at the Archbishops’ Council, has summarised the changes.

Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service)

The Church of England Document Library has published a composite text of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009, as amended by subsequent statutory instruments.

Conferences & lectures

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Ecclesiastical Law Journal

Published three times a year by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, the Journal publishes articles on all aspects of ecclesiastical law.


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Chancellor of the Diocese of Coventry

Practical Aspects of the Clergy Discipline Measure

Sir Mark Hedley DL, Deputy Chair and Deputy President of the Tribunals, will be speaking in our series of London Lectures on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

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