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.
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The Charity Commission has published draft guidance for charities on the proper management of their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations, which should be of interest to church charities with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.
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
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have announced the formal response from the House of Bishops to Sir Philip Mawer’s independent review into the nomination to the See of Sheffield.
The Candlemas 2018 edition of our newsletter is now available.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued a further statement on the Report of the Independent Review by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC into the Church of England’s handling of the accusations against Bishop George Bell.
The Church of England’s Cathedrals Working Group has published a draft report on which it is seeking views via an online survey.
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.”
The Epiphany 2018 edition of our newsletter is now available.
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.
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.
The Chairman extends best wishes to the members of the Ecclesiastical Law Society and their families for 2018.