Commentary

38 Other uses of burial grounds

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
| Commentary

38 Other uses of burial grounds

| Commentary

38 Other uses of burial grounds

Although consecrated land cannot be alienated completely from sacred uses except by or under the authority of an Act or Measure1, the consistory courts can, in certain circumstances, grant faculties authorising its appropriation to other uses2. Disused churchyards have thus been made available for use as school playgrounds and even, in one instance, as a private open space for those working in nearby offices3. The consistory court may grant a faculty authorising the incumbent or, where the benefice is vacant, the bishop acting in the name of and

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