Church of England faces compensation bill over women bishops – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in Church of England, clergy, compensation, news, women by sally

“The Church of England could face paying out millions of pounds in compensation to opponents of women bishops who quit their posts over the issue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2008

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‘Spitting vicar’ ordered to leave parish – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2008 in Church of England, clergy, news by sally

“A Church of England vicar accused of intimidating and spitting at parishioners was ordered to vacate his post by his bishop today.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2008

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Vicar accused of spitting at churchwarden faces sack – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2008 in clergy, ecclesiastical law, news by sally

“A vicar accused of spitting at a churchwarden and acting ‘like a medieval pope’ faces the sack after a church court ruled he should be moved from his parish.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2008

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Church suspends adulterous vicar – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in Church of England, clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“The first vicar to appear before a new Church of England disciplinary tribunal has been suspended for four years for having an affair with a married woman.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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New Testament Church of God v Stewart – Times Law Reports

Posted November 20th, 2007 in clergy, employment, law reports by sally

New Testament Church of God v Stewart

Court of Appeal

“An employment tribunal was not required to approach its consideration of the nature of the relationship between a minister and his church with the presumption that there was no intention to create legal relations.”

The Times, 20th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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New Testament Church of God v Stewart – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in clergy, employment, law reports by sally

 New Testament Church of God v Stewart

An employment tribunal was not required to approach its consideration of the nature of the relationship between a minister and his church with the presumption that there was no intention to create legal relations.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Employment law may apply to God’s work – The Times

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in clergy, employment, news by sally

“Clergy and other ministers of religion could be entitled to claim the same employment rights as secular employees for the first time after a landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal.”

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The Times, 20th October 2007

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‘Adulterous’ vicar first before secret court – The Times

Posted October 4th, 2007 in Church of England, clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“A vicar who allegedly had an affair with a married parishioner became the first member of the clergy to appear before a secretive new Church of England disciplinary tribunal yesterday.”

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The Times, 4th October 2007

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