Canon Law Society of Great Britain & Ireland

UK registered charity no. 266263



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).



Administrative Secretary: Kate Dunn

Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, AYR, KA7 2ST.  U.K.




We apologise for the disruption to the website – it is being completely redesigned & will re-launch soon.




ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 18th-22nd may, 2015

at the Macdonald Highland Resort Hotel, Aviemore, Scotland


The speakers this year include Doctor Eithne D’Auria, Fr Christopher Dawson, Prof. Edward Peters, Fr William Agley.

Society members should have now received their booking forms. Please contact Kate Dunn, the Administrative Secretary (cf above) for all enquiries.

Residential accommodation: £585.00 (Credit Card: £599.00; US Dollars: $950.00; EUROS €764.00).



Dr Eithne D'Auriae: "The use of experts in the Matrimonial Nullity Process”; Fr Christopher Dawson:  “Suitability for Ministry and the Right to Privacy”; Dr Edward Peters: “The Synod of Bishops at a Crossroads”; Monsignor David Jaeger OFM:  “Mutual Rights and Duties of Religious and the Institute: The curious case of a Religious who wanted to be both away and maintained”; Fr William Agley:  “Restricting priestly ministry: The Unassignable priest”; Fr Gerard Tartaglia:  “Usefulness of a First Instance Inter-diocesan Tribunal”.