In re St Peter’s Church, Draycott;  WLR (D) 105
“A consistory court should not exercise its jurisdiction to authorise the sale of a font in order to carry out repairs to a church, merely on the basis of a ‘financial need’. The court had to be satisfied that there was a ‘financial emergency’ which meant an immediate pressing need to carry out urgent critical work for which funds were not, or could not be made, available.”
WLR Daily, 23rd March 2009
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