Bishop Nick Baines on ecclesiastical law in parochial ministry

On Tuesday 16 July 2019, the Ecclesiastical Law Society welcomed the Right Reverend Nick Bainesto speak in its series of Northern Province lectures on the topic of ‘The function of ecclesiastical law in effective parochial ministry.’

Lecture by Professor Norman Doe on the Court of Arches

‘The Court of Arches: Its Jurisdiction and Jurisprudence– entirely settled?’ A lecture by Professor Norman Doe on 20 Nov 2019, with a response by the Rt Worshipful Charles George QC, Dean of the Arches and Auditor.

Conferences & lectures

The ELS organizes a programme of lectures, conferences, and canon law education events.

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.


Members receive the Ecclesiastical Law Journal and are eligible to attend the Society’s conferences and other events.

“Being a member of the ELS has helped me as a chancellor, as a lawyer, and as a Christian.”

Judge Stephen Eyre, QC

Chancellor of the Diocese of Coventry

London Lectures and Northern Province Lectures

The Ecclesiastical Law Society’s full programme of lectures for this year is now available.

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