Chelmsford Consistory Court; Cameron Ch. June 1992
A confirmatory faculty was granted in respect of small stone memorial tablets which had, contrary to the Diocesan Regulations and without a faculty, been placed for some 30 years in the churchyard of an old and important church. The Chancellor considered that it would have been wrong to require the removal of tablets which had been placed in good faith in the churchyard. As the stones were not aesthetically in keeping with the quality of the church, and it was necessary for positive plans to be formulated for an area for cremated remains which was both aesthetically pleasing and theologically sound, the faculty was subject to conditions that no further interments should take place in the area in question, and that a new area in the churchyard should be selected for such interments.
(1993) 3 Ecc LJ 122