Webinar: Canon Law Education and the Formation of Priests

8 September 2020, 17:30 - 18:45


This webinar will consider canon law education in the formation of priests, at theological colleges, seminaries, and in non-residential training. The panellists will discuss the place of canon law in the syllabus of theological education institutions, and their own experiences of teaching canon law to students preparing for ordained ministry. The webinar will focus on the churches of the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.

Confirmed panellists so far are:

The Ven Simon Baker, chair of the ELS Education Committee, chairing the webinar.

Dr Helen Costigane SHCJ, Roman Catholic canonist.

The Revd Stephen Farrell, Rector of Zion, Registrar of the Province of Dublin, Registrar of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough.

The Revd Dr Andrea Russell, Co-Director of the Centre for Continuing Professional Development and Tutor for Anglican Admissions at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.

This webinar is open to members and non-members. Booking through the website closes 48 hours before the event (or when the event is full). We plan to use the Zoom webinar platform. Please book using the form below. The evening before the event, Zoom invitations will be sent out by email to those who have booked.

The webinar will begin at 5:30pm BST, and will last around 75 minutes. We welcome questions and input from attendees, The ELS hopes this webinar will be the beginning of a conversation which we will continue to facilitate in the coming months.


Bookings closed 24 hours before the webinar, but we can accommodate late requests to attend, email communications@ecclawsoc.org.uk by 5pm and we will get you a link to join if we can.



Bookings are not available on this site.