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The objectives of the Centre are as follows:

"The establishment of the centre for Law and Religion is a welcome addition to the resources available both to the Churches and academia. As in other branches of the law, ecclesiastical law is becoming more complex and more bound up with secular legislation. The need for such a Centre with a team of Church lawyers able to study important issues affecting the Churches has never been greater."

Brian Hanson,

Former Legal Adviser to the General Synod of the Church of England, Registrar of the Province of Canterbury and of the Province of York, and Registrar to the Convocation of Canterbury.


“I recognise the contribution of your Centre has made in raising the level of awareness in the research of law and religion. I am confident that you will continue to play an important role in this field of work.”

The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP

Former UK Government Minister