An Index of L&RUK Posts – Consistory Court Judgments

Links to posts on consistory court judgments

This index provides links to posts on L&RUK which relate to consistory court judgments. It is in two sections – Consistory court analysis, with case notes and commentaries, and Judgments, Decisions and Determinations which relate to specific topic areas for 2012 to present*.

Other L&RUK indexes include those on marriage legislation, reduction of carbon emissions, and coronavirus COVID-19 legislation and guidance. A further post based upon our occasional feature “Recent queries and comment”, which appeared between the round-up of 13 August 2017 and February 2020 is in preparation. 

Consistory court analysis

Consistory court judgments – Links to L&RUK posts


  • The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015 as amended by the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018, Schedule 3, Part 2, the Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019
    and the Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2022.

This document is an informal text prepared by the Church House Legal Office and states the Rules as they have effect from 1st July 2022.

Case Notes





Church Treasures”

Stained glass

  • Stained glass attitudes – a tale of two windows, A comparison of Re All Saints Hesketh with Becconsall [2020] ECC Bla 1 with Re St the Virgin North Aston [2020] ECC Oxf 3. (21 April 2020).
  • Index – Stained glass: Cathedral Fabric Commission’s determinations and consistory court judgments on the installation (and removal) of stained glass from churches and cathedrals, from 2016 to  present. (11 October 2022).


Reduction of carbon emissions

Altars and Fonts



Pews and chairs

Churchyards, burials and exhumation

Churchyard Regulations

Burial and Exhumation

Coffin sliding

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Judgments, Decisions and Determinations

In some years, for certain categories no judgments were reviewed. Although some relate specifically to the removal and replacement of pews, and are listed as such, this is often a consideration of other judgments on reordering and building works. The links for 2021 are provided on a month-by-month basis, and will be collated at the end of the year.

Case Notes 2024 (all areas)

2012 to 2023


Reordering, extensions and other building works

Church Treasures/Sale of Paintings etc/Loans

Audio Visual Equipment



Churchyards and burials




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Citation of judgments

As from 1 January 2016, judgments in the ecclesiastical courts have been allocated a neutral citation number under the scheme described in Practice Note No 1 of 2015 and Practice Note No 1 of 2016. In addition, it was necessary to assign a neutral citation for the Diocese of Sodor and Man, here. The Diocese was deliberately excluded from the list of neutral citations in the earlier Practice Directions on citation because the Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency and not part of England.

Links to ELA site

At the end of 2018, the Ecclesiastical Law Association web site was rebuilt using a more up-to-date framework; however, one consequence was that it is no longer practicable for us to include direct links to the site; from September 2018, therefore, the L&RUK site has held copies of all new judgments reviewed; for cases prior to this date, these can be accessed directly from the ELA web site.

* This post was last updated on 20 February 2024 at 16:18.


Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "An Index of L&RUK Posts – Consistory Court Judgments" in Law & Religion UK, 10 February 2021,


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