The Canons of the Church of England 7th edition provides a comprehensive and essential guide to all the legal aspects of running a church. This edition includes the First Supplement to the Seventh Edition. This incorporates the changes effected by the historic Amending Canon No. 33 which made it legal for women to become bishops in the Church of England. The Canons also address: The approved forms of services and service books Orders of ministry Doctrines of the Church of England Government of the Church of England Legal requirements relating to baptism, marriage and funerals The role and responsibilities of Churchwardens and PCCs Church property maintainence Record keeping Other uses of church buildings e.g. for entertainment The admission of children to communion Synods The Ecclesiastical courts Clergy housing The admission of licensing of lay workers An essential reference companion and guide for all clergy, churchwardens, synod members and all involved in diocesan and national church governance.