Balancing mission, aesthetics and heritage of parish churches – Part III

Have things changed over the last couple of years?

The Church of England’s consistory courts are frequently called upon to assess the relative merits of proposed building works for repair or modification, in terms of their impact on the heritage and aesthetics of the building against its overall mission within the community. We have explored this on earlier occasions, in 2014 and 2017, and here we review Re SS Phillip and James [2018] Ecc Glo (neutral citation pending) and provide an update to these earlier comments. Continue reading