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Ecclesiastical court judgments – February (I)


Review of the ecclesiastical court judgments during February 2023 (I)

Twelve consistory court judgments were circulated in February, and the six featured in this first part of the round-up relate to Reordering, extensions and other building works and Fonts. The second part will review the remaining judgments which concern Exhumation and Churchyards and burials.

This part also includes CDM Decisions and SafeguardingPrivy Council Business, and CFCE Determinations, as well as links to other posts relating to ecclesiastical law.

Reordering, extensions and other building works

  • Reordering and alternative uses
  • Other building works, including re-roofing
  • Removal and replacement of pews

Reordering and alternative uses

Re St. Mary Newchurch-in-Pendle [2023] ECC Bla 1 The Petitioners sought to re-order the west end of this Grade II* listed village church to create a narthex room with a kitchen and an accessible toilet; also the removal of some pews, relocation of the font, construction of a narthex screen, a glazed internal entrance with a pair of frameless glass doors and refurbishment of the porch entrance [1]. Details of the reordering are included in the Statements of Significance and Need [3], [4].

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