The Ecclesiastical Law Journal

An International Journal for the Comparative Study of Law and Religion

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. Particular emphasis is given to the regulation of the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion, but the range of coverage includes comparative studies of the laws of other faiths and of the interface between law and religion in a global perspective. Through its regular Comment section, the Ecclesiastical Law Journal provides a critical analysis of emergent trends written by distinguished scholars and practitioners in Europe and North America. The Journal also includes book reviews and summaries of recent ecclesiastical cases determined by both secular and church courts, together with a parliamentary report, a brief summary of the proceedings of national Synods, and summaries of major international conferences.

Members of the Society receive the Journal without additional charge
Non-members and institutions may subscribe through Cambridge University Press.

  • Editor – Will Adam
  • Consultant Editor – Mark Hill QC
  • Book Review Editor – David Harte
  • Case Notes Editor – Chancellor Ruth Arlow
  • Parliament & Synod Editor – Frank Cranmer

Editorial Board

  • Professor Sir John Baker QC, University of Cambridge
  • Garth Blake SC, Professional Standards Commission, Anglican Church of Australia
  • Professor Ana María Celis Brunet, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago
  • Professor Norman Doe, Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
  • Professor Silvio Ferrari, University of Milan
  • The Right Worshipful Charles George QC, Dean of the Arches
  • Professor Richard Helmholz, University of Chicago, USA
  • Sir John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • Professor Douglas Laycock, University of Virginia Law School, USA
  • Professor Ian Leigh, Department of Law, Durham University
  • Professor David McClean, Chancellor of Sheffield and Newcastle
  • Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón, Complutense University, Madrid
  • The Revd Dr Robert Ombres OP, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
  • Dr Julian Rivers, Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Bristol
  • Professor Dr Gerhard Robbers, University of Trier
  • Stephen Slack, Registrar and Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod
  • Professor Marco Ventura, Catholic University of Leuven
  • Professor John Witte Jr, Emory University, Atlanta, USA