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The membership subscription is £50 per year.  Students in full-time education, those retired from full-time occupation, and members of Christian religious orders not otherwise in receipt of a stipend, nor having other employment or occupation, pay a concessionary subscription of £30 per year.

Members receive the Ecclesiastical Law Journal and are eligible to attend the Society’s conferences and other events. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

If you already have a Direct Debit set up you do not need to do anything to renew membership. Otherwise choose a payment method below.

Direct debit

We encourage all members with UK bank accounts to set up a Direct Debit to pay the membership fee. This is the simplest and easiest way to pay. Other methods of payment are also available.

If you have an existing direct debit your payment will be collected on or about 1 July and you do not need to take any further action. To set up a new Direct Debit, click below.

Bank transfer

If you wish to pay via bank transfer, please remit an electronic payment to:

Account Name: Ecclesiastical Law Society
Sort code: 40-52-40 
Account number: 00027571
Reference: please quote your initials and surname

Please now email the finance officer, Mr Stephen Hogg, at to inform him that you have paid in this way and if your address or other details have changed in the past year.

Credit / debit card

  • Renew your membership of the Ecclesiastical Law Society for 1 year. This will not rebill automatically; we'll invite you to pay again in a year's time.
  • Uses the secure payment processor Stripe.



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