Honorary Research Fellow
Email Address: Frank.Cranmer@centrallobby.com
Qualifications: BA, MA (Dunelm) LLM (Wales) STh
Occupation: Public Affairs Consultant
(1) church governance, church-state relations, Presbyterian church
(2) parliamentary law, human rights law.
‘‘Judicial Review and Church Courts in the Law of Scotland’ 
Denning Law Journal 49–66.
‘The Church of Sweden and the Unravelling of Establishment’ (2000)
5 Ecc LJ. 417–430.
‘Church-State Relations in the United Kingdom: A Westminster View’
(2001) 6 Ecc LJ.
‘Christian Doctrine and Judicial Review: the Free Church Case Revisited’
(2002) 6 Ecc LJ.
‘Church and Nation: Evidence submitted to the Commission of the
Evangelical Alliance on Church and Nation’: February 2003.
‘“National” Churches, Territoriality and Mission’: (2003) 149 Law
‘Regulation in the Religious Society of Friends’ (2003) 7 Ecc LJ.
Norman Doe, Mark Hill, Frank Cranmer, Javier Oliva and Cristiana
Cianitto: Memorandum to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on ‘Churches
as public authorities’, in The Meaning of Public Authority under
the Human Rights Act (HL39, HC382 of Session 2003–04, The Stationery
Office) pp Ev57–Ev70).
‘Church Governance and Separation of Powers’ (2005) 153 Law and
‘Life and Death, War and Peace – A Liberal Quaker Perspective’ (2006)
Illness, Crisis and Loss [published anonymously].
Frank Cranmer and Tom Heffer: ‘Il diritto canonico della Chiesa
d'Inghilterra: l'interpretazione delle Scritture è veramente
necessaria per la salvezza?’ (2006) Daimon 6: 69–96.
(with Bob Morris and John Lucas) Church and State – A mapping exercise
(London: The Constitution Unit, UCL 2006).
(with Scot Peterson) 'Employment, Sex Discrimination and the Churches:
The Percy Case', (2006) 8 Ecc LJ 392–405.
‘‘Establishment of Religion in the United Kingdom’: evidence to
the Council of Europe Committee on Culture, Science and Education
Colloquy on Questions related to State and Religion, available here.
‘Eternal vigilance?: the Serious Crime Bill’ The Friend 22 June
‘Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) v General Assembly of The
Free Church of Scotland: A Note’ (2007) 9 Ecc LJ 94–100.
‘Quaker Governance and Charities Legislation’ (2007) 9 Ecc LJ 202–207.
Frank Cranmer and Tom Heffer: ‘Necessary to Salvation? – The Canon
Law of the Church of England and the Interpretation of Scripture’
(2008) 10 Ecc LJ – in press)
(ed) Locus Standi Reports on Private Bills in Parliament: HC 1707
of Session 2005–06 (London: The Stationery Office Ltd 2006). [LSR
Sir William McKay (ed): Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice (23rd
edition, Lexis-Butterworths 2004): Assistant Editor for Chapters
13 to 19 and Part III.
‘Legislation as scrutiny’: Paper presented to the British-Irish
Clerks’ Professional Development Seminar, Jesus College, Oxford,
‘A background note: the House of Commons and the Freedom of Information
Act 2000’, in Richard A Chapman and Michael Hunt (eds): Open Government
in a Theoretical and Practical Context (Aldershot: Ashgate 2006).
(with Sîan Jones and Mark Egan) Private Bill Practice in the
House of Commons (London: Clerk's Department, House of Commons 2008)
(to be published Easter 2008).
September 2003: Society of Canadian Clerks at the Table Professional
Development Seminar, Québec City (by invitation: paper entitled
‘Recent procedural developments in the House of Commons’).
September 2005: First British-Irish Clerks’ Professional Development
Seminar, Jesus College, Oxford. (By invitation: paper entitled ‘Legislation
July 2006: UCL Constitution Unit Conference on church-state relations
at St Katherine’s Foundation (by invitation: paper on recent developments
in the constitutional position of the Church of Scotland).
September 2006: Second British-Irish Clerks’ Professional Development
Seminar, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. (by invitation).
3 – 5 April 2007: Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference:
University of Kent at Canterbury (paper in the law and religion
stream: ‘One Quaker’s view of human rights from a socio-juridical
16 June 2007: Religion and Politics in the Construction of the European
29 June – 1 July 2007: The Atlantic Conversation on Religion in
Public Life, St George’s House, Windsor Castle (by invitation: I
was asked to make the closing remarks at the session on Theological
13 November 2007: – Ordning och rätt i kyrkan / order and propriety
in the Church – Berlingseminariet 2007: Stockholm (by invitation:
paper on ‘The Europeanisation of Church Law and the Common Law on
Religion in the EU’).
15–17 November 2007: European Consortium for Church and State Research,
Nicosia (by invitation).
7 December: Interfaith Legal Advisers’ Network, Cardiff (by invitation:
paper on ‘Law and Religion in the United Kingdom: Recent Developments’).
Reports and case notes:
‘Government and Parliament 2006–2007’: (2007) Law & Justice
Parliamentary Reports (2006) 8 Ecc LJ 346–350; 479–481; (2007) 9
Ecc LJ 101–104; 208–215; 339–347.
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) v General Assembly of The Free
Church of Scotland (2006) 8 Ecc LJ 375–376.
Church of Scientology Moscow v Russia  ECtHR (no. 18147/02):
(2007) Law & Justice 77–78
Gallagher v Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  CA:
(2007) 9 Ecc LJ 241–242.
Ivanova v Bulgaria  ECHtR (no. 52435/99): (2007) Law &
New Testament Church of God v Stewart  EAT (2007) 9 Ecc LJ
True Orthodox Church in Moldova and Others v Moldova  ECtHR
(no. 952/03): (2007) Law & Justice 80–81
Tysiac v Poland  ECtHR (no. 5410/03): (2007) Law & Justice
Reaney v Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance  Employment Tribunal
No 1602844/2006: (2007) Law & Justice 153–154
Baczkowski and Others v Poland  ECtHR (no. 1543/06): (2007)
Law & Justice 156–158
Barankevich v Russia  ECtHR (no. 10519/03): (2007) Law &
Folgerø and Others v Norway  ECtHR (no. 15472/02):
(2007) Law & Justice 159–160
Members of the Gldani Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and Others
v Georgia  ECtHR (no 71156/01): (2007) Law & Justice 163–164
Svyato-Mykhaylivska Parafiya v Ukraine  ECtHR 14 June 2007
(Application Number 77703/01): (2007) Law & Justice 160–162
Advice / Consultancy:
At the request of Committee on Culture, Science and Education of
the Council of Europe, I drafted the narrative/descriptive sections
(paras 16–70) of its Report on State, religion, secularity and human
rights [Doc 11298] (available here)