This week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal finally issued its judgment in the appeal of this case.
In brief, the EAT made no decision on the substantive issues, but remitted the case to a fresh hearing before the ET in accordance with various legal principles set out in the judgment, some of which depend on other recent cases involving ministers of religion, including in particular this one.
The trade union UNITE issued this press release: Unite calls for clergy employment talks after landmark decision.
Birmingham Mail Vicar wins appeal in battle to sue church
Frank Cranmer has published this analysis: Clergy employment: Church of England rector wins appeal on jurisdictional issue