Manchester Consistory Court; Spafford Ch. November 1993
The proposed design for new wooden hymnboards incorporated a brass cross. The D.A.C. approved the design apart from the cross, advising against its inclusion on the basis that a multiplicity of crosses cheapens the symbol at the heart of Christian worship. Whilst he supported the policy of the D.A.C. over the multiplicity of crosses, the Chancellor concluded that the crosses on the hymn boards would be barely visible; and that the crosses on the hymn boards would not lead to multiplicity in St. Richard's Church. A faculty was accordingly granted. The church architect was commended for recommending the employment of a local craftsman to construct the hymn boards.
(1994) 3 Ecc LJ 259