Time-limited burial plot reservation

The reservation of burial plots is a frequent consideration of the consistory courts, and with an increasing shortage of burial plots, it seems likely that more petitioners will seek to secure the guarantee of an interment in a preferred churchyard. This post reviews Re St Mary Thame [2022] ECC Oxf 2, delivered on 28 April 2022, in which the Worshipful Chancellor David Hodge QC sought to establish points of principle in relation to the reservation of burial plots. Continue reading