The Ascensiontide 2018 edition of our newsletter is now available. Download.
The Grand Chamber of the CJEU has reaffirmed that where religion or belief organisations impose a Genuine Occupational Requirement when recruiting staff, that requirement must be both genuine, legitimate and justifiable.
Cadw has issued a consultation on the draft Ecclesiastical Exemption (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) Order 2018 together with draft best-practice guidance and draft best-practice guidance on Managing Scheduled Monuments.
The Easter 2018 edition of our newsletter is now available. Download.
A new website feature makes it easier than ever for members to access the full online archive of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal.
Canon Jeremy Pemberton has lost his latest appeal against the revocation of his Permission to Officiate within the Diocese by the then Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and the refusal to grant him an Extra Parochial Ministry Licence so that he could take up the post of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Manager with the Sherwood Hospitals NHS Trust.
Two new features have been added to the ELS website: legal resources and a directory.
The Ecclesiastical Law Society’s 31st annual conference was held on 17 March at St Bride’s Foundation, Fleet Street, London, on the topic of Gospel and Law in Theological Education.
The Church Times has today published an article on the importance of ecclesiastical law in the life of the church, written by the Rt Revd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Church Times.
Chairman’s Report in advance of the Society’s AGM during the forthcoming Day Conference on 17 March
The Lent 2018 edition of our newsletter is now available.
The new edition of Mark Hill’s Ecclesiastical Law will be published in March. OUP is offering a 20 per cent discount against the publication price of £150.
The McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life has opened registration for its conference ‘Is Religious Freedom Under Threat? Trans-Atlantic Perspectives,’ to take place 23-25 May 2018 at Christ Church, Oxford.
A new series of Northern Province Lectures has been announced for 2018. Speakers include Sir Mark Hedley, Deputy President of the Clergy Discipline Tribunal; Mark Hill QC, ELS chairman and Chancellor of the Diocese of Leeds; and Sir Philip Mawer, former Independent Reviewer.
The Church of England has signed an accord with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport setting out how churches and other church properties could host new digital infrastructure.
The Charity Commission has published draft guidance for charities on the proper management of their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations, which should be of interest to church charities with trading subsidiaries.
Papers for the Ecclesiastical Law Society’s 2018 AGM can now be downloaded.