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Throwaway remark

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10 October 2014

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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. . .

JONATHAN JENNINGS
St Augustine's Vicarage
Rock Avenue, Gillingham
Kent ME7 5PW

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