We are glad to be able to share the news that our chairman, Professor Mark Hill QC, is giving the keynote presentation at a symposium on 'Coronavirus and the Curtailment of Religious Freedom' on Monday 5 October at 4pm UK time (11am EST). This webinar is part of the...
The Clergy Discipline Measure (2003) Working Party has now produced its Interim Report, and an accompanying Executive Summary.
The August edition of our newsletter is now available here.
The Society’s first webinar: Canon Law Education and the Formation of Priests. 5:30pm on Tuesday 8 September using Zoom.
Congratulations to Megan Willmott from Oxford Brookes university, whom we announce today as winner of the Eric Kemp prize for 2020.
HH Canon Peter Collier QC is chairing a Working Party of the Ecclesiastical Law Society, reviewing the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. A consultation document has been prepared, and views are sought on a number of questions.
The Ecclesiastical Law Society undertook its first ever live online lecture, as the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, addressed the society on “Law and life in the Anglican Communion.”
ELS Newsletter June 2020.
A round-robin to update members on how the Society has been continuing its activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second Northern Province lecture in the 2020 series is to be given by Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley on “Law and life in the Anglican Communion” on 25 June at 5:30pm. Due to the present circumstances, we are intending for this lecture to take place online, using Zoom or equivalent technology, rather than in person as originally planned.
The April 2020 edition of our newsletter is now available.
John Rees writes… Frank Robson was a founding member of the Society and its distinguished Chairman for a number of years. Having qualified as a solicitor with a family firm in Northumberland in the early 1950s, he took a break from legal practice to read theology at...
Charles George QC delivered the first London Lecture of 2020 entitled ‘Do we still need the Faculty System?’
The ELS is convening an online reading group on the Canons (now full).
Peter Collier QC is forming an ELS Working Party on the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003, and is seeking members.
A briefing note on the subject of Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019 by Mark Hill is available for download.
We are saddened to learn of the death of Sir John Laws on Palm Sunday.
The March edition of our newsletter is now available, here.