In 2017, the ELS is working to renew its offering in terms of resources for education and training in matters of church law. This sits alongside the London Lectures and the publication of the journal.
We are planning to offer three kinds of resource:
1. Training events
Our main focus at the moment is on those who offer training sessions in church law to curates, parish priests, churchwardens and others.
At the end of 2016 we ran a successful day which drew together chancellors, registrars, archdeacons and representatives from theological education. A second event took place in Leeds in October 2017.
2. Church Law Links
We are working on an open access resource to sign post people to where matters relating to church law can be found in other places on the internet. Measure, consistory court judgements, regulations and other items of legal importance are scattered on a number of website, some of which are hard to navigate.
Our resource will sign-post people in one click to where things can be found. We would like this resource to be regarded as a primary portal for research and for finding out information for general use. Anyone will be able to use this resource.
3. Presentations for Training
We have begun compiling training presentations. At present, these are available on open access, but this section will soon be moved to the members’ only area of the site as it continues to develop.
The ELS London Lectures are always convivial and thought provoking, the Journal is of real value and the regular newsletters are most helpful.Ian Blaney