Church reordering: “salami-slicing” and Theseus’ paradox?

Issues raised by the phased introduction of church reordering

Of the 46 consistory court judgments reported in 2016 to date, the majority concern reordering, (reordering, 44%; exhumation, 26%; churchyards, 30%), and these range  from major building works to more modest internal modifications Generally, reordering is undertaken so that an existing church building can meet present-day demands, and is often justified on the basis of creating a more flexible space for worship and for other activities such as concerts. However, unless a PCC has access to significant funds, it is unlikely that it can undertake a large project in a single stage and a phased development is often necessary. There are two potential problems with such an approach: Continue reading