The Law Commission has announced that, as part of its 13th Work Programme, it is to look at the issue of chancel repair liability.
The Law Commission for England & Wales has announced that it is to include burial and cremation law in its next work programme, under the heading “A modern framework for disposing of the dead”.
The Advent 2017 edition of our newsletter is now available.
The Christian Law Panel of Experts met recently in Geneva. Mark Hill reports on the meeting.
The three UK charity regulators – CCEW, CCNI and OSCR – have issued new guidance urging auditors and independent examiners to be more proactive about reporting concerns that may arise during their examination of charity accounts.
Two more London lectures for 2018 have been announced.
Members may be interested to know that the Ecclesiastical History Society’s Summer Conference, in Cambridge, will be on the theme of the Church and the Law.
The Ecclesiastical Law Society is holding its Day Conference at the St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street on 17 March. The Conference will focus on the training of clergy and others in ecclesiastical law.
The biennial Lyndwood Lecture, which is organised alternately by the Ecclesiastical Law Society and the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland, is to be held on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 6.30 pm at the Temple Church, Fleet Street, London EC4, when Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt DD FBA will give a lecture entitled, Richard Hooker (1554-1600): Invention and Reinvention.
The event will be preceded by Choral Evensong at 5.30 pm and followed by a drinks reception.
The Government has announced that it does not propose to take forward the Law Commission’s proposals for further work on reforming the law of marriage in England and Wales, though it has not ruled it out entirely for the future.
Tables of Parochial Fees from 1 January 2018.
The St Luke’s Day 2017 edition of our newsletter is now available.
Sir Mark Hedley’s lecture to the Society on the Clergy Discipline Measure is available for download.
The Church Buildings Council of the Church of England is inviting comments on new draft guidance on quinquennial inspections.
The Society’s first two London lectures for 2018 have been announced.
The Society’s Day Conference for 2018 has been announced. It will take place at St Bride’s Foundation, Fleet Street, London on Saturday 17th March 2018.
The Archbishops’ Council has published its Age Limit Guidance, pursuant to the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009. The Guidance includes an introductory overview and explanations relating to Archbishop’s/Bishop’s Directions [7 to 21], extensions to existing appointments [22 to 37] and new appointments [38-43].
Professor Norman Doe, Director of the Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School, delivered the inaugural Bekynton Lecture, on the legal architecture of English cathedrals, on Sunday 1 October 2017 in the Education Room of Wells Cathedral. The lecture is a collaboration between Wells Cathedral, Harris and Harris Solicitors and the Cardiff Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University and commemorates Thomas Bekynton (1390-1465), Dean of the Court of Arches (1423) and Bishop of Bath and Wells (1443).