5 April 2019 - 7 April 2019, 00:00 - 23:59
The Great Park, Windsor SL4 2HP
CHURCH AND STATE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
RE-IMAGINING ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE POST-ELIZABETHAN AGE
The Ecclesiastical Law Society is promoting a public discussion of the nature of establishment and the challenges it may face in the years ahead, both from a constitutional vantage point and in parochial ministry for the national church. A stellar collection of experts has been brought together for a unique conference which will seek to re-imagine the national church and public religion in the increasingly secular world in the current second Elizabethan age and hereafter. Robert Blackburn will deliver a keynote lecture on constitutional issues of monarchy, parliament and the Church of England. Norman Doe and Colin Podmore will assess the centenaries of, respectively, the Enabling Act 1919 and the Church in Wales Act 1914 and the experience of English and Welsh Anglicanism over this period. Sir William Fittall will comment on the practice and politics of establishment, and Dr Malcolm Brown will reflect on grace and pragmatism within a theology of power. Grace Davie and Bishop Graham James will evaluate public and parochial conceptions of an established church in a time of declining attendance. There will be observations from those outside the Anglican church, including Lord Singh and Dr Paul Goodliff. The conference will be of interest to ecclesiastical lawyers and administrators, to students of constitutional law, and to clergy and laity whose daily lives are influence by the lived reality of a national church witnessing to an increasingly diverse world.
|Speakers:||Professor Robert Blackburn QC, King’s College, London|
|The Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, Archbishops' Council|
|Professor Norman Doe, Cardiff University|
|Professor Grace Davie, Professor Emeritus, University of Exeter|
|The Revd Paul Goodliff, Baptist Union; Churches Together in England|
|Sir William Fittall, former Secretary General of the General Synod|
|The Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich|
|Dr Colin Podmore, Forward in Faith|
|Lord Singh of Wimbledon, Network of Sikh Organisations|
|Convenor:||Frances Godden, Deputy Dicoesan Secretary, Diocese of Ely|
The Society will have the exclusive use of Cumberland Lodge, an elegant period building in the heart of Windsor Great Park. Many of its rooms are twin bedded and the conference has been costed to encourage the sharing of accommodation. The cost for members is £330 per person (shared occupancy) and £480 (single occupancy). Non-member registration will open on 1 July at £390 and £540 respectively. The non-residential rate is £150 for the whole Conference or £100 for Saturday only, dinner excluded (non-members £210 and £160 respectively).
The conference will run from 3.00 pm on Friday and finish with lunch on Sunday.
A clergy bursary of £100 is available, limited to the first 20 applicants. Please contact the society administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org to request a clergy bursary, and you will be sent a code to enable you to buy a ticket at the reduced price.