The Annual Conferences

The Annual Conferences

The Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland holds its Annual Conference in the month of May, usually between the liturgical feasts of The Ascension of The Lord and Pentecost.  The venue is a location, usually a hotel, which can accommodate over 100 delegates.  The conference venue alternates among the three jurisdictions of the three Episcopal Conferences which make up the Society. That is, England and Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.   Past locations have included: Swords, London Colney, Sligo, Renfrew, Edinburgh, Killarney, Harrogate, Gateshead, Aviemore and Galway Bay.  The Society marked its Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee with its Annual Conference in Rome.   

Attendance at the Annual Conference is restricted to members of the Society. If you are not a member, and would like to be considered as a member, please refer to the administration section of the website for contact details.  

A non-refundable registration fee is requested to cover the costs of administration and the travel and accommodation expenses of the Speakers and invited Guests.  The registration fee is requested in December prior to the Conference.   Payment for the Conference, which includes accommodation and meals, is settled before the start of the Conference. 

Speakers at the Annual Conference are individuals who possess valuable expertise and experience in the field of Canon Law. At past conferences speakers have included, among others, members of the Society, members of the Roman Curia and Dicasteries, Members of Religious Orders, Professors of Canon Law, Dignateries, The Hierarchy, Members of a Diocesan Curia, Members of a Tribunal, Civil Lawyers and members of the Judiciary.

All enquiries regarding the Annual Conference should be made to the Administrative Secretary.