Removal of plaque from church for safeguarding reasons

Guidance on Contested Heritage issued by the Church Buildings Council and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England [in 2021] emphasizes that it is of particular importance to the Church that its buildings should be welcoming to all, and that any symbols of injustice and sources of pain that they may contain are acknowledged and addressed“.

So noted Hodge Ch. in Re Removal of a Commemorative Plaque for Safeguarding Reasons [2023] ECC Oxf 9[*] in his determination on a petition to remove an unauthorized commemorative plaque from within a church.

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