The Object of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland is to foster and promote the study of and interest in the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church, its administration and practice, including its relation to other branches of learning. The Society was founded in 1957 and in 2007 celebrated its Golden Jubilee.

Membership of the Society is at the discretion of the Officers and Committee of the Society. Applications for Ordinary Membership are welcome from those who share the Object of the Society. Membership Application forms are available from the Administrative Secretary - the annual subscription is £100 (or US$200.00, €150.00).

Library membership is open to institutions who wish to receive the publications of the Society.