An Extract from
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF PARISHES
Division VIII - Buildings and their use
8:1 Subject to the limitations imposed by this Division, the erection and maintenance of all parish buildings shall be under the control and management of the Parish Council or Vestry concerned.
8:2 Prior to the acquisition of a site for a church or other building the Parish Council or Vestry concerned shall obtain the consent of Council of the Diocese.
8:3 (a) No construction or addition to or purchase or alteration or removal of any building used or to be used for parochial or congregational purposes shall be made without the approval of the Incumbent, the Parish Council or Vestry (as the case may be), and Council of the Diocese.
(b) No building used for divine service shall be closed without the approval of the Incumbent, the Parish Council, the Vestry and Council of the Diocese.
8:4 No Parish Council or Vestry shall borrow any money for the purchase of a site or for the erection or alteration of any building for parochial purposes without the prior consent of Council of the Diocese.
8:5 (a) It shall be lawful for the Vestry with the consent of the Incumbent to permit any article or monument to be placed in any part of the Church or Churchyard subject to such regulations as shall be prescribed or approved by Council of the Diocese provided always that no monument shall be placed within or on the walls of the Church or in a Churchyard without a faculty from the Bishop.
(b) A request for a faculty shall be made in writing to the Bishop by the Incumbent and Churchwardens and shall be made before the purchase, manufacture or acquisition of the article or monument and shall contain adequate detail and information to enable the Bishop to make a considered judgment as to whether such request should be granted or refused.
(c) No article or monument for which a faculty has been issued shall be removed from a Church or Churchyard unless a faculty for such removal is obtained from the Bishop in the manner provided in paragraph (b) above