The Duke of Edinburgh

The Ecclesiastical Law Society offers its deepest sympathies to her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal family on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

ELS Conference and AGM for 2021 took place on 20 March

The Society's planned Residential Conference for 2021 instead had to take place online because of COVID restrictions, but a happy consequence of this was that over 200 people registered to attend. The topic of the day was ‘The Solemnization of Matrimony: past, present...

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 Lichfield

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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