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.

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.”

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.