Bishop Paul Colton takes part in Dublin Meeting of the Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers

The sixteenth, and final, meeting of the Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers met in Dublin on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May, 2016.  The subject of discussion was the law of the Church governing the parish:  legal definitions of parish, of parish and church membership, the constitutional organisation of parishes, parish officers, parish property, finance and trusts, and also the legal relationship of the parish with the wider church.  The meetings took place at the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin.

Anglican participants were:  Professor Norman Doe, Professor Mark Hill, QC, and Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, all of the Centre for Law and Religion at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. Roman Catholic participants were: Professor James J. Conn, S.J. (School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College), the Reverend Fintan Gavin (Archdiocese of Dublin) and the Reverend Andrew Cole (University of Nottingham).

At the Sixteenth Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers were (l-r) Professor Norman Doe, Dr Paul Colton, Professor James Conn, Father Andrew Cole, Father FIntan Gavin, and Professor Mark Hill, Q.C.

At the Sixteenth Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers were (l-r) Professor Norman Doe, Dr Paul Colton, Professor James Conn, Father Andrew Cole, Father FIntan Gavin, and Professor Mark Hill, Q.C.

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