Law and religion round-up – 22nd November

A week in which we avoided bullying anyone (we think) – though, of course, we may have done so unintentionally…

…and in the consistory courts this week, Chancellor Bullimore noted:

“[39]. One expects all those involved in faculty proceedings, to act with civility towards others, their own advisers, and those who may be viewed as objectors. That does not take away the fact, faculty proceedings can give rise to considerable stress and worry, and consequent strong feelings, which may sometimes be expressed in strong terms, at least privately. If some of those sentiments escape into the wider world, that is unfortunate, but there is no escaping the fact legal proceedings are a ‘contact sport’ and some bruises and abrasions are likely.

Re St Mary Penwortham [2020] ECC Bla 2

As one of the “amenity societies”, the Victorian Society is frequently involved with petitions within the faculty jurisdiction (though St Mary Penwortham was not one on it wished to offer any comments [14]. Nevertheless, there was a timely Northern Province Lecture for the Ecclesiastical Law Society delivered online on 18 November 2020 in which Kate Davey, barrister and trustee of the Victorian Society, spoke on “Victorian architecture, the amenity societies and the parish church – a compatibility guide.”

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