Legal Matters

Much of parish ministry and mission takes place in a framework governed by law.

Relevant law is referred to in the specific sections of this site (e.g. on faculty jurisdiction and churchyards.). This page is to signpost people to various legal provisions, It is not intended to and should not be read as offering legal advice.

Useful links

The law governing Parish, Deanery and Diocesan committees and bodies, and election to them is set out in the Church Representation Rules on the Church of England website.

The legal framework, rights and responsibilities of the church, its officers and various bodies is set out in the Canons of the Church of England on the Church of England website.


Christian Copyright Licensing
There are a number of different activities within church life that will require a copyright licence.
Open Christian Copyright Licensing

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