Permanence of Christian burial revisited – III

“Distress or conflict” of relatives and the permanence of Christian burial

The judgment in Re Blagdon Cemetery [2002] Fam 299 was handed down on 16 April 2002 and since then, together with Bishop Hill’s note to the court [1], this has formed a primary reference in cases relating to exhumation and reburial [2]. The recent case Re the Cremated Remains of AA [2018] ECC Lic 7 gave further consideration to one of the issues not directly addressed in Blagdon – that of distress or conflict within the parties concerned.

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