At the meeting with the Archdeacon we learned that as soon as the faculty application has been received objectors to it can write in. There has been confusion over this but we have now heard from the Registrar’s Office in London that the faculty application has been received and notices will be put out around the church. Any interested party (parishioners, congregation members, those with special interest in graves etc) can write or email once the 28 day period begins of which we will inform here.
Mr Howard Dellar BA MA
The Bishop of Liverpool’s registry
1 The Sanctuary
Telephone : 0207 222 5381
The archdeacon said there will probably be a Consistory Court hearing where the views of both sides will be considered. He also said you can apply to speak or have someone speak on your behalf. Otherwise your written objection will be taken into consideration. The Archdeacon said no expense is likely to be incurred unless the objector is judged to be wasting the time of the court.
87 will be covered by concrete, many others will be trampled by heavy machinery and the ancient graves on the south side will be disturbed by the pathway for mobility scooters. You might point out there are other ways to achieve stated aims, but please consider objections on the grounds of conservation, spoiling the look of the building and of course the use of the Rotunda when we are going to have a newly refurbished Church Hall across the road.