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The Second Robin Sharwood Lecture in Church Law (Sydney)

The second Robin Sharwood Lecture will be delivered by Professor Mark Hill, QC. Professor Hill will explore if it is possible to frame principles of canon law drawn from the common features of the local laws of each province. These in turn contribute to the self-understanding of Anglican identity worldwide. The lecture will consider how this can prove a fruitful subject for study as a form of applied ecclesiology, and how it can bring vision and vitality to the ecumenical endeavour.


Date: Thursday 21 February 2019

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney (in conjunction with the St James’ Institute)

RSVP: Friday 8 February 2019

Enquiries: Taylor Eisen at | 03 9348 7527


About Professor Hill

Professor Hill was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009 and is Chancellor of the Church of England Dioceses of Chichester, Leeds and Europe, a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England, an Honorary Professor of Law at Cardiff University, and an adjunct professor at Notre Dame University Law School in Sydney. 

He has published widely in the area of ecclesiastical law, including the leading textbook Ecclesiastical Law (now in its fourth edition), as well as English Canon Law, Religious Liberty and Human Rights, Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union, Religion and Law in the United Kingdom and Great Christian Jurists in English Law. He is currently working on an edited volume, Christianity and Criminal Law: An Introduction.


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