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:
The approved forms of services and service books
Orders of ministry
Doctrines of the Church of England
Government of the Church of England
Legal requirements relating to baptism, marriage and funerals
The role and responsibilities of Churchwardens and PCCs
Church property maintainence
Other uses of church buildings e.g. for entertainment
The admission of children to communion
The Ecclesiastical courts
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.