Sharwood Lectures

Sharwood Lectures in Church Law

The Sharwood lecture series is named in honour of Dr Robin Sharwood, the fourth Warden of Trinity College, who died in 2015 at the age of 83. In his will, Dr Sharwood bequeathed a share of his estate to Trinity College to establish and finance 'The Sharwood Lectureship in Ecclesiastical Law'.

Rev Dr Robert Derrenbacker, Dean of Trinity Theological School, Revd Dr Bruce Kaye AM, Prof Ken Hinchcliff, Warden and CEO of Trinity College, the Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier at the 2020 Melbourne Sharwood Lecture

L-R: Rev Dr Robert Derrenbacker, Dean of Trinity Theological School, Revd Dr Bruce Kaye AM, Prof Ken Hinchcliff, Warden and CEO of Trinity College, the Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier at the 2020 Melbourne Sharwood Lecture. Photo by Matt Phan.

For copies of the Sharwood lectures to date, please click on the links below:

2018 – The Honourable Keith Mason, AC, QC: Clergy status in the age of the Royal Commission

2019 – Professor Mark Hill, QC: Anglican Canon law: Identity, ecclesiology and ecumenism

2020 – The Reverend Dr Bruce Kaye, AM: From Colonial Chaplaincy to Responsible Governance: The Anglican Church of Australia and Ecclesiology

2021 – The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO: Will the ties that bind break under the strain? The future for the constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia

2022 – Mr Michael W Shand, AM, QC: Law of the State and Religious Institutions. Cause for concern or an opportunity for reform? A review of the impact of the law of the State on religious institutions. There is also a response to the lecture by Ms Mandy Tibbey: