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