Course Code: 12/15
Speaker: Revd Russell Dewhurst
Revd Russell Dewhurst is Vicar of Ewell, St Mary.
The first clause of Magna Carta, guaranteeing the liberty of the Church of England - is statute law still in force today. But the fact of establishment can often seem to restrict, rather than guarantee, the church's freedom. A brief historical introduction will set the scene for a discussion around establishment today. We will consider the freedom of the church to set its own rules and shape its own mission; baptisms, marriages and funerals; church membership and discipline.