Parochial Church Council of the Parish Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley Warwickshire v Wallbank: ChD 5 Feb 2007

The defendants, had been found liable as owners of land which made them lay rectors of the local parish church, were called upon to contribute to the costs of repair of the church. They argued that the duty extended only to keeping it wind and watertight.
Held: The duty was a duty to keep the church in proper repair.


Lewison J


Times 21-Feb-2007


Chancel Repairs Act 1932 2(3)


England and Wales


CitedWise v Metcalfe 1829
The responsibility of a lay rector to his church was to keep it into substantial repair but without ornament. . .
CitedPell v Addison 1860
Extent of lay rector’s duty of repair of the parish church. . .
See AlsoParochial Church Council of the Parish of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley, Warwickshire v Wallbank and another HL 26-Jun-2003
Parish Councils are Hybrid Public Authorities
The owners of glebe land were called upon as lay rectors to contribute to the cost of repairs to the local church. They argued that the claim was unlawful by section 6 of the 1998 Act as an act by a public authority incompatible with a Convention . .
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Updated: 20 May 2022; Ref: scu.253500