Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 424 (Mar)
Court: Chelmsford Consistory Court

Chancellor George Pulman QC

Representation Philip Petchey (instructed by Winckworth Sherwood) for the petitioners.
  The party opponent appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 8 October 2006


Ecclesiastical law - Faculty - Faculty for use of church for secular purposes - Telecommunications installation - Faculty to permit installation of mobile phone base station in church tower - Transmitted material - Pornography - Whether material transmitted through antennae consistent with Christian use of the church.

The Case

Ecclesiastical law Faculty. On an application for a faculty to permit the installation of a mobile phone base station in the church tower the consistory court concluded that some of the material to be transmitted through the antennae was not consistent with the Christian use of the church and that it was wrong in law for the church to facilitate transmission of pornography, even in a slight or modest way.

Practice Areas

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