Removal of bells from a closed church

Our round-up of 14 August 2022 included the case of Re St James Church Kirk [2022] ECC Bla 3 which concerned a refurbished ring of eight bells at Over Kellet, only six miles from where Frank lives (and rings). For readers, the particular interest in this case lies in the requirements associated with making changes to a closed church, aspects of which still fall within the faculty jurisdiction. The earlier case  Re St James Church Kirk [2019] ECC Bla 4 involved an initially interim loan of a much older but unringable bell from the same closed church to Lancashire Museum Services. Continue reading