Recent queries and comments – 30th September

More answers to queries and comments

We have made a further compilation of “Quick Answers” to questions which have arisen from searches of, or comments during the past couple of weeks, providing links to our blog posts addressing these issues. One question which was not asked was “Will the world end on 23rd September?“; according to the Daily Star, “Lambeth Palace, the Most Rev Justin Welby’s office, finally referred us to a list of official church scholars who could comment”, of which “only one theologian came forward”: a link to Dr Ian Paul’s post is included below, but if you are reading this post, you probably know the answer already.

General searches 

Question Quick Answer L&RUK Answer
selection of bishops in church of England  (1) diocesan bishops See Peter Owen’s Choosing diocesan bishops in the Church of England, (140728).
selection of bishops in church of England  (2) suffragan bishops Suffragan bishops: from selection to ordination & consecration, (160427).
bishops personal files Clergy blacklists, blue files and the Archbishops’ List, (140703).
addressing an ordained bishop § Crockford’s How to address the clergy.
(1) hove church church plant (2) st peters brighton, § (1) Goldstone Church, Hove, “planted” Goldstone school in September 1991. (2) Latest judgment, Re St. Peter Brighton [2016] ECC Chi 2, (160504).
religious worker minimum wage in the uk, § No different from any others over 25: from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour. Reg. 4, National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, as amended from 1 April 2017.
separation of state and religion in uk Church and State – an idiot’s guide, (121214).
norway separates church and state Separation of Church and State in Norway, (170702).
ian Acheson Review led by Ian Acheson into Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and youth justice. Tackling Islamist extremism in prisons: the Acheson Review, (160823).
legal issues of charlie guard case  we didn’t cover this directly, but… …see links in our post Charlie Gard: the wider implications, (170728).
recuse in ecclesiastical use  As in other legislation. An (ecclesiastical) law glossary, (170925).
panimeamadha church festivel, § We pursued this as a challenge. “Panimaya Matha Church (Shrine Basilia of Our Lady of Snow”) built by the Portugese in 1711”.
“Every year on 5th August, festival is attracts a large number of devotees from all faiths”.
Panimayamatha Church & Festival.

Case law related searches

Question Quick Answer L&RUK Answer
mba v london bureau of merton § Never on Sunday? Mba v London Borough of Merton, (311212).
chapin and charpentier v. france The ECtHR, France and same-sex marriage: Chapin & Charpentier, (160609).
eweida and chaplin v. UK and ladele and McFarlane v. UK § Chaplin, Eweida, Ladele and McFarlane: the judgment, (130117).

Links to sources of frequently sought data

Q&A on other areas of ecclesiastical law

Canon Law Made Easy, Cathy Caridi


As stated in our General Terms and Conditions, at L&RUK we do not give legal advice, or purport to do so. This post is a summary of recent enquiries and comments, and links to relevant coverage in this blog and elsewhere. With regard to on-going issues, the date of this sourced material is of particular importance. For specific queries on the application of the legislation, professional legal advice should be sought.

Unless marked §, the questions are the search terms used, verbatim;  questions arising externally to the blog, (twitter/other), are marked ‡; the dates in parentheses are in the format (yymmdd).

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "Recent queries and comments – 30th September" in Law & Religion UK, 30 September 2017,

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