Law and religion round-up – 20th February

A rip off at the O2 Arena, 100mph winds at Salisbury Cathedral’s spire, and widespread other damage from storm Eunice…

Cautionary tales for PCCs

Those who consider following the maxim that “it is far easier to apologise than to ask for permission through the faculty jurisdiction” should first consider the judgment in Re St Leonard Hythe [2022] ECC Can 1, a church better known on account of its ossuary.  An application had been made by a private individual for a restitution order against the Archdeacon requiring him to replace the pews which had been removed from the church in the summer of 2020, on the grounds that their removal was not permitted by a licence for temporary minor reordering, and was therefore unlawful. Continue reading