Chancel repair liability

The Law Commission has announced that, as part of its 13th Work Programme, it is to look at the issue of chancel repair liability.

Law Commission to look at burial & cremation law

The Law Commission for England & Wales has announced that it is to include burial and cremation law in its next work programme, under the heading “A modern framework for disposing of the dead”.

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

2018 Day Conference: Gospel and Law in Theological Education

The Ecclesiastical Law Society is holding its Day Conference at the St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street on 17th March 2018. The Conference will focus on promoting education in ecclesiastical law.

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