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There were extensive proposals for restoration of and improvements to the Grade I listed church. There were five objectors, but none were parties opponent. The church contains a scheme of paintings on plaster panels, lining the nave and chancel walls, executed in 1941-42 by Duncan Grant and Quentin and Vanessa Bell. One of the concerns was as to the conservation of the paintings. The Deputy Chancellor was satisfied however that adequate expert advice was being sought about the conservation work. Another item of contention was the retention of the front pipework of the old organ, which was being replaced by a digital organ. The petitioners argued that this would provide a sense of continuity with the previous organ arrangements. The Deputy Chancellor was satisfied with all the proposals and granted a faculty.

The Chancellor refused to grant leave to appeal against his decision to grant a faculty to authorise the sale of a painting entitled 'Devout Men taking the body of St. Stephen".

The Chancellor granted a faculty to authorise the sale of a painting entitled 'Devout Men taking the body of St. Stephen", being satisfied that there was a financial need for the sale.