Complaint under CDM 2003: Revd Timothy Davis

A Tribunal has found that the Revd Timothy Davis, Vicar of Christ Church, Abingdon, abused his spiritual power and authority over a teenage boy, in breach of the Church’s safeguarding procedures.

Charity Commission Annual Return 2018

The Charity Commission has published the outcome of its consultation on the content of the charity Annual Return for 2018 in the form of the Charities (Annual Return) Regulations 2017.

Chairman’s New Year Message

The Chairman extends best wishes to the members of the Ecclesiastical Law Society and their families for 2018‎.

Cathedrals and their Communities

The  Department for Communities and Local Government has published ‘Cathedrals and their Communities’, summarising the findings from the tour of all 42 Church of England cathedrals undertaken by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth as Minister for Faith at DCLG.

Report of the Taylor Review

The Taylor Review, Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals, has been published and makes a series of recommendations on funding and practical support for the care and maintenance of the Church’s built heritage. It should be noted that its scope is limited solely to listed buildings of the Church of England.

Chancel repair liability

The Law Commission has announced that, as part of its 13th Work Programme, it is to look at the issue of chancel repair liability.

Law Commission to look at burial & cremation law

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”.

Lyndwood Lecture 2018

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.