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Public Lecture – Anglican Canon Law: Identity, Ecclesiology and Ecumenism

Wednesday, 20 February, 7:30 pm9:30 pm AEDT

The Second Robin Sharwood Lecture in Church Law

One of the unique features of Anglicanism is the seemingly paradoxical manner in which its component provinces are autonomous yet in communion one with another. Professor Hill will explore if it is possible to frame principles of canon law drawn from the common features of the local laws of each province. These in turn contribute to the self-understanding of Anglican identity worldwide. The lecture will consider how this can prove a fruitful subject for study as a form of applied ecclesiology, and how it can bring vision and vitality to the ecumenical endeavour.

The second Robin Sharwood Lecture will be delivered by Professor Mark Hill, QC. Professor Hill was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009 and is Chancellor of the Church of England Dioceses of Chichester, Leeds and Europe, a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England, an Honorary Professor of Law at Cardiff University, and an adjunct professor at Notre Dame University Law School in Sydney.

He has published widely in the area of ecclesiastical law, including the leading textbook Ecclesiastical Law (now in its fourth edition), as well as English Canon Law, Religious Liberty and Human Rights, Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union, Religion and Law in the United Kingdom and Great Christian Jurists in English Law. He is currently working on an edited volume, Christianity and Criminal Law: An Introduction.

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College, 100 Royal Parade, Parkville
RSVP: Friday 8 February 2019
Enquiries: Taylor Eisen at events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au | 03 9348 7527

Light refreshments will be served following the Lecture.

Attendance is free of charge but you are asked to register for:

• the Melbourne lecture at https://www.trybooking.com/ZGFY
• the Sydney lecture at https://www.trybooking.com/ZGGJ

Register for Melbourne online


Wednesday, 20 February
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Craig Auditorium, Gateway Building, Trinity College
100 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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