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The Church Buildings Council of the Church of England is inviting comments on new draft guidance on quinquennial inspections.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).
On 15 September, Sir Philip Mawer, the Independent Reviewer, published his review of the nomination to the See of Sheffield. The review was requested by the Archbishops in March, following the announcement that the Bishop of Burnley, Philip North, was to withdraw from nomination to the Diocese of Sheffield. He makes four recommendations, principally to the House of Bishops, designed to enable the whole Church to address the issues raised.
Frances Godden, recently elected to the committee of the Society, introduces herself.
The Michaelmas 2017 edition of our newsletter, Gospel and Law, is now available.
The latest amendments to the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009 have changed certain aspects of the provisions governing how clergy over 70 hold office.
Patrick Shorrock, HR Adviser at the Archbishops’ Council, has summarised the changes.
The Church of England Document Library has published a composite text of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009, as amended by subsequent statutory instruments.
Prominent ELS member Professor Norman Doe is to deliver the The Beckington Lecture in Law and Religion at Wells Cathedral, 4.15 pm Sunday 1 October 2017 (The Education Room).
The Charity Commission has published updated guidance for independent examiners of charity accounts that includes three new obligatory Directions to examiners.
The Charity Commission has announced a consultation on the content of the Annual Return for 2018. It closes on 24 November.
Historic England has published new advice what it needs to know in order to assess a proposal to install telecommunications equipment in a listed place of worship.
For the third successive year, the Ecclesiastical Law Society has sponsored the Inter-Inn Mooting.
Oxford University Press has just published a new collection on the challenges of adjudicating purported conflicts between particular human rights