The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion – Resources

Second Edition

The second edition of The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion was launched at the Lambeth Conference 2022. The revision process was organized and supported by the Ecclesiastical Law Society and the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University.

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This edition includes a Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby; a Preface by the Revd Dr Will Adam, the Revd Russell Dewhurst, and Darren Oliver; and a Reflection by the Bishop of Lesotho, the Rt Revd Dr Vicentia Kgabe.

Previous Edition

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This edition, launched at the Lambeth Conference 2008, includes a Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams; a Preface by Canon John Rees; and “The Contribution of Common Principles of Canon Law to Ecclesial Communion in Anglicanism”, an essay by Professor Norman Doe.

Resources

The resources in each of the following sections are listed in chronological order.

Church Resolutions, Meetings, Ecumenical Statements etc.

Cases

Selected Academic Articles, Books, Lectures

    Doe, N. Canon Law in the Anglican Communion: A Worldwide Perspective (Oxford, 1998)

    Doe, N. (1999). “The Principles of Canon Law: A Focus of Legal Unity in Anglican-Roman Catholic Relations.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 5(25), 221-240. doi:10.1017/S0956618X00003586

    Doe, N. (2002). “Canon Law and Communion.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 6(30), 241-263. doi:10.1017/S0956618X0000449X

    Rees, J. (2002). “Anglican Communion Legal Advisers’ Consultation.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 6(31), 399-401. doi:10.1017/S0956618X00004786

    Doe, N. (2003). “The Common Law of the Anglican Communion.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 7(32), 4-16. doi:10.1017/S0956618X00004907

    Doe, N. (2008). “The Contribution of Common Principles of Canon Law to Ecclesial Communion in Anglicanism.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 10(1), 71-91. doi:10.1017/S0956618X08000902

    Hill, M. “Droit Canonique Anglican” in Messner, F. (ed.) Dictionnaire du droit des religions (Paris, 2011).

    Hill, C. (2012). “Ecclesiological and Canonical Observations on The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 14(3), 400-407. doi:10.1017/S0956618X12000373

    Hill, M. “Anglican Canon Law: Instrument of Unity, Mission and Ecumenism.” Lecture given to the Canon Law Council of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown, 13-14 January 2014.

    Dewhurst, R. “Episcopal Functions in Anglican Canon Law” in Doe, N. (ed.) Bishops in Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Law, being the Acts of the Seventeenth Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers (Cardiff, 2018).

    Hill, M. “The Anglican Canonical Tradition” in Doe, N. (ed.) Church Laws and Ecumenism: A New Path for Christian Unity (Abingdon, 2021).

    Witte, J. (2022). “Law at the Backbone: The Christian Legal Ecumenism of Norman Doe.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 24(2), 192-208. doi:10.1017/S0956618X22000047

    Blake, G. (2022). “The Constitutionality of Diocesan Legislation Relating to Same-Sex Blessings and Marriage in the Anglican Church of Australia: A Case Note.” Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 24(2), 209-232. doi:10.1017/S0956618X21000624 [NB This article relates to a case which cites the Principles.]

2022 Edition – Commentary

    Hill, M. “Principles of Canon Law and the Mind of the Anglican Communion” in Law & Religion UK, 26 July 2022.

    Goddard, A. “Lambeth ‘Calls’, Lambeth I.10, and the nature of the Anglican Communion (2): the future” in Psephizo, 29 July 2022.