Commentary

19 Acquisition of land for churchyards

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)

19 Acquisition of land for churchyards

19 Acquisition of land for churchyards

Land for churchyards can most conveniently be acquired under the Church Property Measure 20181 by a conveyance to a diocesan board of finance2. The Measure enables corporations, and charity trustees (with the consent of the Charity Commission or in accordance with the provisions of the Charities Act 20113), to grant land to a diocesan board of finance by gift or for less than the full consideration4. A tenant for life can convey up to one acre under the Settled Land Act 19255, or any number of sites each not exceeding one acre under the

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