Congratulations to Megan Willmott from Oxford Brookes university, whom we announce today as winner of the Eric Kemp prize for 2020.
HH Canon Peter Collier QC is chairing a Working Party of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, reviewing the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. A consultation document has been prepared, and views are sought on a number of questions.
The Ecclesiastical Law Society undertook its first ever live online lecture, as the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, addressed the society on “Law and life in the Anglican Communion.”
ELS Newsletter June 2020.
A round-robin to update members on how the Society has been continuing its activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second Northern Province lecture in the 2020 series is to be given by Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley on “Law and life in the Anglican Communion” on 25 June at 5:30pm. Due to the present circumstances, we are intending for this lecture to take place online, using Zoom or equivalent technology, rather than in person as originally planned.
The April 2020 edition of our newsletter is now available.
John Rees writes… Frank Robson was a founding member of the Society and its distinguished Chairman for a number of years. Having qualified as a solicitor with a family firm in Northumberland in the early 1950s, he took a break from legal practice to read theology at...
Charles George QC delivered the first London Lecture of 2020 entitled ‘Do we still need the Faculty System?’
The ELS is convening an online reading group on the Canons (now full).
Peter Collier QC is forming an ELS Working Party on the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003, and is seeking members.
A briefing note on the subject of Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019 by Mark Hill is available for download.
We are saddened to learn of the death of Sir John Laws on Palm Sunday.
The March edition of our newsletter is now available, here.
A message from the Chairman on how the ELS is responding to current public health concerns and the spread of Covid-19 and on future plans for the Society’s work.
We regret to announce that, in response to the current Covid 19 pandemic, it has been decided that the ELS Day Conference and AGM scheduled for Saturday 28 March should be cancelled.
The February edition of our newsletter is now available, here.
Peter Collier QC has delivered the first Northern Province lecture of 2020 on the subject of Safeguarding
The Ecclesiastical Law Society welcomed the Rt Worshipful Peter Collier QC, Chancellor of the Diocese of York, as the speaker at the first of the Society’s Northern Province Lecture series for 2020. His topic was “Safeguarding: From Ball and Banks to Beech via Bell.”