Anglican Church Law and Governance

Semester 2, 2021 at Trinity College Theological School

This intensive unit is designed for Australian Anglican clergy members and parish officers, including bishops, chancellors, advocates and registrars, along with anyone interested in church law and governance. You do not need to be ordained to attend and we welcome students of all backgrounds. The Anglican Church Law and Governance intensive can be taken for credit or audited as a single unit. We will pack a lot of information into this unit to ensure you are up to date in your knowledge about Anglican church law and governance, as it applies to the contemporary church.

Topics include:

  • theological understandings of the church and law in the New Testament and early church
  • canon law of the Church of England and Anglican Church of Australia
  • governance of parishes
  • the clergy: status, role, responsibilities and discipline
  • maintenance of professional standards
  • law and governance of dioceses, provinces and the Australian national church
  • conduct of worship and the pastoral offices.

This unit is offered as a class-based intensive over two 2.5-day sessions at Trinity College Theological School in Parkville: 1-3 July (Thursday-Saturday) and 22-24 July (Thursday-Saturday).

Unit details

College Trinity College Theological School
Lecturer We are pleased to have lined up a number of distinguished bishops, diocesan chancellors and theologians to teach this unit, led by Mr Michael Shand AM QC and the Revd Dr Alex Ross. 

Our lecturers will include: 


Level Level 3; Level 9
Study Mode Face-to-face
Unit Code
(with link to UMS)
DC3000T (Face-to-face) 


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