“Net zero”, church heating, and the consistory courts – I

The consistory courts have an important role to play in authorizing some of the changes to church buildings that are necessary for the Church of England to meet its carbon reduction targets; some of these are identified in a General Synod document [1] A recent paper by Jacqueline Humphreys has assessed the current operation of the faculty jurisdiction and identified areas where changes are necessary [2]. This post reviews judgments relevant to church heating, listed according to the date of the judgment.[3]. These will be updated in future post(s) as they become available.

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