The Ecclesiastical Law Society is an organization based in the United Kingdom that "exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it." Persons of any religious denomination with a professional interest in canon law may apply for membership. The society sponsors periodic speakers and programmes, but its principal work is editing and publishing the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. It was founded in 1987 to succeed the Doctor's Common.
Ecclesiastical Law Journal
The society publishes the Ecclesiastical Law Journal three times each year through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is a scholarly collection of original editorials, articles, comments, parliamentary and conference reports, book reviews, and case notes of decisions from the English ecclesiastical courts. The journal enjoys a distinguished international editorial board.
- The Worshipful Michael Goodman (Chancellor of the Dioceses of Rochester, Guildford and Lincoln
- The Worshipful Professor Mark Hill QC (Chancellor of the Dioceses of Chichester, Leeds and Europe)
- Since 2013
- The Reverend Dr Will Adam (Archbishop of Canterbury's Ecumenical Adviser).
- "Ecclesiastical Law Society | promoting the study of ecclesiastical & canon law". Ecclesiastical Law Society.
- "Ecclesiastical Law Journal | Cambridge Core". Cambridge Core.