Friday, August 28, 2015

Piecemeal revision of C of E law won't help, say canon lawyers

From The Church Times-

PROPOSALS for a new Enabling Measure that would give the Archbishops’ Council “Henry VIII” powers to change or repeal some synodical Measures and Acts of Parliament do not go far enough, the Ecclesiastical Law Society (ELS) have said.

At present, minor changes to existing church laws usually require the passage of another Measure, with full scrutiny by the General Synod and Parliament’s Ecclesiastical Committee, in a process that takes a minimum of 18 months.

The proposed new Measure would give the Archbishops’ Council the power to change Measures and other legislation by Orders that, if approved by the General Synod in a single majority vote, would be laid before Parliament as Statutory Instruments.

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