From the Revd Jonathan Jennings
Sir, - The Leckhampton judgment (News,
26 September) has indeed emphasised with absolute clarity the
impossibility of any church's arbitrarily disposing of its own
unwanted items: "I cannot make this point more clear. . . No item
in a consecrated building is to be sold or given away or disposed
of without a faculty."
While the clarity is to be welcomed, I am now less than sure
about the legality or otherwise of emptying the vestry waste-paper
bin. . .
St Augustine's Vicarage
Rock Avenue, Gillingham
Kent ME7 5PW