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 – Benjamin Harrison Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, London, UK
  • Consultant Editor – Professor Mark Hill KC Francis Taylor Building, London, UK
  • Book Reviews Editor – The Revd Russell Dewhurst Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University, UK
  • Case Notes Editor – David Willink Lamb Chambers, London, UK
  • Parliament & Synod Editor – Frank Cranmer St Chad’s College, University of Durham, UK

Editorial Board

  • Garth Blake SC Professional Standards Commission, Anglican Church of Australia
  • The Revd James Bradley, JCD The Catholic University of America, USA
  • Professor Ana María Celis Brunet Catholic University of Chile, Santiago
  • The Revd Stephen Coleman Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
  • Professor Norman Doe Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
  • The Right Worshipful Morag Ellis KC Dean of the Arches and Auditor, London, UK
  • Professor Silvio Ferrari University of Milan, Italy
  • Charles George KC Former Dean of the Arches and Auditor, London, UK
  • Dr Nazila Ghanea Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, United Nations
  • Professor Richard Helmholz University of Chicago, USA
  • Professor Douglas Laycock University of Virginia School of Law, USA
  • Professor David McClean KC Former Chancellor of the Diocese of Sheffield, UK
  • The Revd Alexander McGregor Registrar and Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod, UK
  • Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón Complutense University, Madrid
  • The Revd Dr Robert Ombres OP Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, UK
  • Professor Julian Rivers School of Law, University of Bristol, UK
  • Professor Dr Gerhard Robbers University of Trier, Germany
  • Professor Marco Ventura Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Professor John Witte Jr Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University, Atlanta, USA