Ecclesiastical Law Association

Ecclesiastical Law Association

Consistory Court Judgments

Click on a sub-category of Judgments in the menu to the left, in order to list the relevant judgments. Alternatively, use the search facility below.


To search for a judgment on this site, enter your search criteria in one or both of the fields below. In the keyword field you can search on any part of the title of the judgment, including just the citation.


An archive of judgments is gradually being built up. Diocesan Registrars and Chancellors who have judgments (recent or not) which are not already listed on this web site are invited to send them to the email address on the Home page.

A more comprehensive collection of Consistory Court judgments is held at the Middle Temple Library.

If you have any queries about the judgments on this web site, please email

Neutral Citations

On 23 December 2015, the Dean of Arches issued a Practice Note requesting Diocesan Registrars to allocate a neutral citation to each Consistory Court judgment. A revised version of the original Practice Note was issued on issued on 27 April 2016. Both Practice Notes can be downloading by clicking on these links:
Practice Note No. 1 of 2015
Practice Note No. 1 of 2016
Neutral citations are only being applied to judgments from 1 January 2016.

Judgments are as supplied by the relevant Diocesan Registries, but we cannot guarantee that there have been no subsequent minor amendments which have not been communicated to us. Anyone wishing to quote from a judgment should check with the relevant Diocesan or Provincial Registrar that the version on this web site is the final version.