Re: Christ Church, Ainsworth (Manchester Consistory Court; Spafford Ch. September 1991)
The petitioner sought to include in the inscription upon her mother's gravestone the word 'toodle', a word used in her family as a farewell. The Chancellor refused to sanction the use of this expression .In his opinion, prayer was the appropriate vehicle for such messages. The inscription on a gravestone is public, and would be an unfortunate precedent which ought not to be allowed.
(1992) 2 Ecc LJ 321