Residential Conference – The Solemnization of Matrimony: past, present and future

19 March 2021 - 21 March 2021, 14:00 - 14:00


County Hotel, Newcastle
Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DF

The ELS residential conference for 2021 will take place at the County Hotel, Newcastle, with registration from 2pm on Friday 19 March, and finishing at 2pm on Sunday 21 March.

Speakers on the topic of The Solemnization of Matrimony: Past, present and future will include:

Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commission
Professor Rebecca Probert, Exeter University
Stephen Borton, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Faculty Office
Sir Andrew MacFarlane, President of the Family Division
Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events, Church of England
Professor Helen Berry, Newcastle University

Further detail to follow.

Ticket prices

The residential cost for members, including meals, is £315 for a single room or £540 for couples in a shared room (rising to £335 and £580 from 1 November 2020).

The non-residential rate for members is £130 for the whole Conference or £80 for Saturday. Dinner is not included with the non-residential tickets.

Non-member tickets will be available from 1 November 2020 at a higher cost.

Details of clergy bursaries will be provided in due course.

Please save the date – bookings will open soon, and online booking will be available on this page.


Online bookings are not available for this event.

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