Re: St Hugh, Holts (Manchester Consistory Court; Spafford Ch. October 1990)
The incumbent and churchwardens petitioned for a faculty to paint over wall murals in the sanctuary and church hall (the latter being a nave which was also used as a school). The PCC and the DAC supported the petition. The murals were large and colourful, the human figures having crude, unhappy faces. The Chancellor held that they were totally inappropriate as a background to worship and as an adornment of the sanctuary. A faculty was accordingly granted, subject to a photographic record of the murals being made before the work was undertaken.
(1991) 2 Ecc LJ 229