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
  • Consultant Editor – Mark Hill QC
  • Book Review Editor – Charlotte Smith
  • Case Notes Editor – David Willink
  • Parliament & Synod Editor – Frank Cranmer

Editorial Board

  • Garth Blake SC Professional Standards Commission, Anglican Church of Australia
  • Professor Ana María Celis Brunet Catholic University of Chile, Santiago
  • The Reverend Stephen Coleman Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
  • The Reverend Russell Dewhurst Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
  • Professor Norman Doe Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University
  • Professor Silvio Ferrari University of Milan
  • Charles George QC Former Dean of the Arches and Auditor
  • Professor Richard Helmholz University of Chicago
  • Professor Douglas Laycock University of Virginia School of Law
  • Professor Ian Leigh Department of Law, Durham University
  • Professor David McClean QC Former Chancellor of the Diocese of Sheffield
  • Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón Complutense University, Madrid
  • The Reverend Dr Robert Ombres OP Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
  • Professor Julian Rivers School of Law, University of Bristol
  • Professor Dr Gerhard Robbers University of Trier
  • Stephen Slack Former Chief Legal Adviser to the Church of England
  • Professor Marco Ventura University of Siena
  • Professor John Witte Jr Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University, Atlanta