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New Appointment to Church Legal Advisory Commission

Charles Mynors has recently been invited to be a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England. 

Charles has been Chancellor of the Diocese of Worcester since 1998, and is currently engaged on writing Changing Churches and Churchyards, which will hopefully become the definitive textbook on the law and practice of the faculty jurisdiction (to be pe published in 2012).  He assisted the Court of Arches, the Church of England's appeal court, as amicus curiae in Re Holy Trinity Eccleshall, decided in August 2010.

NOTE:  The Commission gives advice on legal matters of general interest to the Church which are referred to it by the Archbishops' Council and its Divisions, Boards, Councils and Commissions, by the General Synod and its Houses and Commissions, by the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pension Board, and by diocesan clerical and lay office holders.  It contains amongst its members the Dean of the Arches (Charles George, QC, also a member of Chambers), and around six of the 44 diocesan chancellors.

The opinions of the Commission and its predecessor, the Legal Board, on matters of general interest are published by Church House Publishing in a loose-leaf form under the title Legal Opinions Concerning the Church of England.  A new edition was published in 2007.