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Canon Law Professor meets His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

11 August 2021

This July, Professor Norman Doe presented His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales with a copy of his latest edited book at an event in St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

The book, A New History of the Church in Wales: Governance and Ministry, Theology and Society (Cambridge University Press 2020) marks the centenary of the foundation of the Church in Wales, following the disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales in 1920. The event which took place on 8 July in St David’s Cathedral was a special service to mark the occasion.

Professor Doe met Prince Charles together with former Cardiff Canon Law student and Bishop of Bangor, Andy John.

Professor Doe, Director of the Centre for Law and Religion said, “It was lovely to be with Andy John – for whom I serve as Diocesan Chancellor in Bangor – to meet Prince Charles and to discuss in high good humour the finer points of ecclesiastical law on such a memorable day in the distinguished history of this extraordinary cathedral.”

Talking of the meeting, Stephen Coleman, Assistant Director of the Centre for Law and Religion, added, “The relationship between Cardiff’s Centre for Law and Religion and the Cathedral Library at St David’s has been growing over recent years. The presentation by Professor Doe of this recent work on the history of the Church in Wales to the heir to the throne underlines the opportunities afforded by collaboration in the life of the Centre, and the Centre’s reputation under Professor Doe’s distinguished leadership”.

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