Ecclesiastical Courts: A grave matter

Liz Braude gives the lowdown on the jurisdiction of the consistory courts, with reference to recent cases ‘A permanent burial is consistent with commending the person to God, entrusting them in peace for their ultimate destination and this commending, entrusting, resting in peace does not sit easily with “portable remains.”’Few practitioners have experience of the …
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Cases Referenced

  • C Hill, ‘A Note on the theology of burial in relation to some contemporary questions’ (2004) 7 Ecc LJ 447
  • Re Blagdon Cemetery [2002] Fam 299
  • Re Christ Church, Alsager [1999] Fam 142