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Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure 2010

Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure 2010 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure 2010

Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2010

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

In re St Peter’s Church, Draycott – WLR Daily

In re St Peter’s Church, Draycott; [2009] WLR (D) 105

A consistory court should not exercise its jurisdiction to authorise the sale of a font in order to carry out repairs to a church, merely on the basis of a ‘financial need’. The court had to be satisfied that there was a ‘financial emergency’ which meant an immediate pressing need to carry out urgent critical work for which funds were not, or could not be made, available.”

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in once of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


In re Hutton Churchyard, Somerset – WLR Daily

In re Hutton Churchyard, Somerset; [2008] WLR (D) 355

“Where responsibility for maintenance of closed churchyards had passed from a parish council to a local authority pursuant to s 215(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 a parish council retained sufficient interest to intervene in faculty proceedings concerning the laying flat of memorials in the churchyards. The duty of “maintenance of the churchyard” imposed on the local authority under s 215(3) was the same as the duty to keep “in decent order” imposed on the parish council under s 215(1) of the 1972 Act. Where memorials had been laid flat this included an obligation (1) to take into account as a primary consideration the safety of memorials (2) to consider as a factor the appearance of the churchyard, but a district council was under no duty to reinstate memorials it had laid flat because of the appearance of the churchyard.”

WLR Daily, 13th November 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Vicar accused of spitting at churchwarden faces sack – The Guardian

“A vicar accused of spitting at a churchwarden and acting ‘like a medieval pope’ faces the sack after a church court ruled he should be moved from his parish.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In re St Peter and St Paul, Chingford – Times Law Reports

Balancing mobile phone risks against benefits

In re St Peter and St Paul, Chingford

Court of Appeal

“In carrying out the balancing exercise necessary when considering whether to grant a faculty which would facilitate mobile telephone network coverage, it was necessary not to lose sight of the great benefits that had flowed from the introduction of the new technology when assessing the risk from evildoers.”

The Times, 8th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online from 21days from the date of publication 


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