Consultation on cathedral governance

The Church of England’s Cathedrals Working Group has published a draft report on which it is seeking views via an online survey.

Five Faculty Cases from the City

The Society’s first London Lecture of 2018 was delivered by Philip Petchey, Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark, on the topic of “Five Faculty Cases from the City.”

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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