The Canons of the Church of England 7th edition provides a comprehensive and essential guide to all the legal aspects of running a church.
This edition includes the First Supplement to the Seventh Edition, incorporating the changes which made it legal for women to become bishops in the Church of England; and the Second Supplement, introducing a new Canon to enable the Church of England to deal more effectively with safeguarding issues.
The Canons also address:
â€¢ The approved forms of services and service books
â€¢ Orders of ministry
â€¢ Doctrines of the Church of England
â€¢ Government of the Church of England
â€¢ Legal requirements relating to baptism, marriage and funerals
â€¢ The role and responsibilities of Churchwardens and PCCs
â€¢ Church property maintainence
â€¢ Record keeping
â€¢ Other uses of church buildings e.g. for entertainment
â€¢ The admission of children to communion
â€¢ The Ecclesiastical courts
â€¢ Clergy housing
â€¢ The admission of licensing of lay workers
An essential reference companion and guide for all clergy, churchwardens, synod members and all involved in diocesan and national church governance.