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Definition: Ecclesiastical Building


~ Anglican, free churches and Roman Catholic churches;

~ Now vacant buildings which were used as churches and have never had any other use.

Attorney General, ex rel Bedfordshire CC v Howard United Reformed Church Trustees, Bedford, 1976 [1974] QB 332, [1973] 3 All ER 878

Does not include a building used or aavailable for use by a minister of religion wholly or mainly as a residence from which to perform the duties of his office.

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