In re Saint Gregory’s, Tredington: Carc 1972

The court formulated guidelines when considering the disposal of chattels by a church. The court should consider i) any strong liturgical, historical or architectural connection with the church ii) that any flouting of the donor’s wishes might deter other donors.


[1972] Fam 236


England and Wales

Cited by:

Leading Case appliedIn re church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Batcombe ConC 4-Jan-2005
The church had many years earlier been given a painting which had hung in the chuirch. It was discovered that it was potentially highly valuable. It was agreed that the cost of security arrangements for it to continue to hang in the chirch were . .
CitedIn re St John the Baptist, Stainton by Langworth ConC 13-Apr-2006
The vicar and churchwardens sought a faculty to allow the sale of silverware from the church.
Held: In making such a decision, the court had to consider all the circumstances including the need to balance the long term interests of providing a . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.221426