May 4, 2023
The President, trustees and officers of the Ecclesiastical Law Society share in the joy of the nation and Commonwealth at this time of celebration and thanksgiving.
We rejoice as the King is crowned and the Church of England prays for its Supreme Governor. As much of our work in education and training is within this part of the Church of Jesus Christ, we commit the Society to working with our new Sovereign and all others in the proclamation of the Good News of reconciliation to the whole world.
May the King indeed defend our laws and always give us cause to sing, with not only our hearts and voices but also with our whole lives, of a reign of peace and justice for all.
To mark this historic occasion, the ELS and Cambridge University Press are today publishing online: The established nature of the Church of England: a collection of essays to mark the Coronation of King Charles III. This collection of essays, compiled by our journal editor Ben Harrison, can be read here.
We present to King Charles III our loyal greetings and affection and assure him and Queen Camilla of our prayers for the future.
Elizabeth Wilson, Chair
The Rt Revd John Ford, Executive Secretary