Ecclesiastical Law Association

Ecclesiastical Law Association

Re St. Stephen Walbrook [2013] Nigel Seed Ch. (London)

Petition for the disposal by sale of a painting by Benjamin West depicting 'Devout Men taking the body of St Stephen'. Chancellor "satisfied that the petitioners have made out the necessary financial need to dispose of this painting, that any connection it may be said to have had to the parish was illegally established and to the aesthetic detriment of the church and that it should be sold to be displayed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston".

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