Much of parish ministry and mission takes place in a framework governed by law.
Relevant law is referred to in the specific sections of this site (e.g. on faculty jurisdiction and churchyards). This page is to signpost people to various legal provisions, It is not intended to and should not be read as offering legal advice.
If you require legal support, please contact the Diocesan Registry.
The law governing Parish, Deanery and Diocesan committees and bodies, and election to them is set out in the Church Representation Rules on the Church of England website.
The legal framework, rights and responsibilities of the church, its officers and various bodies is set out in the Canons of the Church of England on the Church of England website.
Find all the legal forms required for your Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on this page.