Sanctions imposed for illegal boiler installation

In Re St. Mary Stalbridge [2024] EC Sal 1, Willink Dep. Ch. set out the circumstances in which an oil-fired boiler was installed in the church without a faculty; explained his decision to grant a confirmatory faculty; and the conditions under which this was granted. In the same judgment, the Deputy Chancellor gave directions requiring the provision of further evidence on the circumstances in which the boiler was unlawfully installed. Those directions are included as an annex to the subsequent judgment Re St. Mary Stalbridge [2024] EC Sal 2 which considers how the illegal act occurred and determines the court’s response. Continue reading