Independent Reviewer’s report on the See of Sheffield

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.

C of E clergy over 70 – changes to terms of service

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.

Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service)

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.

When Human Rights Clash

Oxford University Press has just published a new collection on the challenges of adjudicating purported conflicts between particular human rights

ELS members in Rome

ELS committee members and others are continuing with the work of the Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Law.

Thirtieth Anniversary Conference

The Ecclesiastical Law Society’s thirtieth anniversary conference was held 31 March – 2 April 2017 at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

New website launched

The Ecclesiastical Law Society has developed a new website which will be formally launched at the society’s Annual Meeting on Saturday 1 April.

2017 AGM Papers

Papers for the society’s Annual General Meeting at Trinity Hall Cambridge
on Saturday 1st April 2017.