Pemberton v Inwood [2018] EWCA Civ 564

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.

Church Times article on Ecclesiastical Law

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.

Conference on Religious Freedom announced

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.

Northern Province Lectures launched

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.

Papers for the 2018 AGM

Papers for the Ecclesiastical Law Society’s 2018 AGM can now be downloaded.

Mission and Ministry in Covenant

The Church of England General Synod has welcomed the joint report, Mission and Ministry in Covenant, on proposals for intercommunion and the interchange of presbyteral ministries with the Methodist Church

Consultation on cathedral governance

The Church of England’s Cathedrals Working Group has published a draft report on which it is seeking views via an online survey.

Five Faculty Cases from the City

The Society’s first London Lecture of 2018 was delivered by Philip Petchey, Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark, on the topic of “Five Faculty Cases from the City.”