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The Revd Dr Will Adam

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Qualifications: BA (Manchester); LLM (Wales); PhD (Cardiff); FRHistS.

Occupation: Vicar of St Paul’s Winchmore Hill, Diocese of London; Editor of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal

Interests: Internal regulation of religious bodies; Anglican canon law; comparative canon law; legal history; ecclesiology; ecumenism.


Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church (Ashgate, 2011)
Canon Law for the Newly Ordained (with Lindsay Yates) (Ministry Division of the Church of England, third edition 2011)

‘Women Bishops and the Recognition of Orders’ (2014) 16 Ecc LJ 187;
‘Breaking the rules on Gay Marriage’ Church Times 28 February 2014;
‘Women bishops – what you see and what you don’t’ 28 October 2013;
‘Validity doesn’t come into it’ Church Times 22 July 2005;
‘The Reception, Recognition and Reconciliation of Holy Orders’ (2005) 8 Ecc LJ 4;
‘Changing Approaches to the Bishopsgate Questions’ (2003) 7 Ecc LJ 215 (cited in Re St Mary Longstock [2005] All ER(D) 182, Winchester Consistory Court);
‘Recent Ecclesiastical Cases’ 2002-2009 Ecclesiastical Law Journal;
‘Hidden Ecumenism’ (with Graeme Smith) Theology Vol CIII No 816 p 412 (2000);
‘Case Study: Witney’ in Flora Winfield (ed) Releasing Energy: How Methodists and Anglicans can grow together;
‘Your story is/is not my story: A brief exercise in Ecumenical Hermeneutics’ (1999) Unity Digest.