Ecclesiastical court judgments – January

Review of the ecclesiastical court judgments during January 2023

Seven consistory court judgments were circulated in January and these featured:

This summary also includes CDM Decisions and Safeguarding, Reports from the Independent Reviewer, Privy Council Business, Visitations, and CFCE Determinations, as well as links to other posts relating to ecclesiastical law.

Reordering, extensions and other building works

Other building works, including re-roofing

Re St. James Uldale [2022] ECC Car 5 The Grade II listed Church dates from the 12th century, albeit that significant work was carried out to it in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries [3]. In recent years, two phases of work have been carried out to the main fabric of the Church building. A DAC Report, uploaded on 22 March 2022, records that the main fabric of the building is now in a good stable condition, although the Church has remained unoccupied since these works were undertaken [7]. The current petition covers a third phase of work,  the restoration and improvement of the interior. The aim of the work is to bring the Church back into use, and to create a flexible and comfortable space for both church and community use [8]. Continue reading