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Published: 08 May 2018

624 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198807568

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A new practitioner law publication

Ecclesiastical Law

Fourth Edition

Mark Hill QC

  • Offers a fully revised and updated exposition of the law of the Church of England
  • Provides thorough and insightful commentary from a leading expert in the field
  • Comes complete with a range of useful materials, including the Canons of the Church of England, and key Measures and Rules concerning faculty jurisdiction and clergy discipline

New to this Edition:

  • Full update of all legislation, statutory instruments and guidance since the third edition, including the effects of the: Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018; Statute Law Repeals Measure 2018; Legislative Reform Measure 2018; Suspension Appeals (Churchwardens etc) Rules 2016; Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2015; Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015; Ecclesiastical Property Measure 2015; Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 2015; Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014; Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013; Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 (as amended 2017); Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011; Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure 2009; Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007
  • Coverage of the developments since the introduction of Common tenure, including Sharpe v Diocese of Worcester (2015), and Inwood v Pemberton (2016), same-sex marriages and services of blessings following the House of Bishops' Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage (2014)
  • Mutual flourishing following the consecration of women as bishops following: the House of Bishops' Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests (2014), and the Resolution of Disputes Procedure Regulations (2014)
  • Completely revised chapter on faculty jurisdiction, in the light of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018, the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015, and judgments of the Court of Arches and consistory courts
  • Completely revised chapter of clergy discipline, in the light of Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2015, and the changes in the Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 and revisions to the procedural rules, together with the emergent case law of the bishop's disciplinary tribunals and appellate courts

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