Re-launched CofE website: legal opinions & ors

More links to issues of legal interest: Part III – Legal Opinions and other guidance

Following the re-launch of the Church of England web site on 15th November, we have posted some “quick links” to pages we considered might be of possible interest to L&RUK readers; further links were obtained from by the Church’s twitter page in which answers were provided to specific queries concerning the revised web site, see below. The former focussed on policy and law, whereas the primarily concern issues which are of relevance to the clergy and members of General Synod.

The Legal Services section of the website now includes Legal Opinions from the General Synod’s Legal Advisory Commission, as well as other formal guidance relating to legislation; those relating to clergy discipline were summarized in our earlier post. Continue reading

Law and religion round-up – 9th July

Cake now off the Brexit menu…

…though not in the House of Lords for Pride 2017…

…but gluten-free is off the menu at Mass

Yesterday the BBC reported that the Vatican had ruled that the bread used in celebrations of the Eucharist must not be gluten-free. Continue reading

Legal advice from the Church of England: PCCs, highways and post offices

Legal Opinions from the Church of England

On 24 October 2016, legal opinions on three quite disparate areas were made available in the CofE’s Document Library. These Opinions were produced by the General Synod Legal Advisory Commission and relate to the operation of Parochial Church Councils, public rights of way over land forming part of a churchyard and using churches for secular purposes. Continue reading