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Faculty applications: Transfer of parish books to the Cathedral Library

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Parishes occasionally wish to deposit rare or antique books in the Parish Libraries Collection at the Cathedral Library. David Etherington KC, the Chancellor of the Diocese, has granted an Additional Matters Order in respect of such transfers.

This means that the deposit of parish books into the Cathedral Library will not require a faculty, and can be authorised by an Archdeacon as a List B matter subject to certain conditions. This Order applies to (a) books of sufficient importance and interest to justify their retention by the Cathedral Library and (b) books that require such retention in order to preserve and care for them properly and (c) books which the Cathedral Library has agreed to retain and care for.

The conditions are that the books remain the property of the parish, and the books must not be lent by the Library to any third party or sold without the consent of the parish and a faculty authorising it.

For any query on this subject, please email Nicholas Cannon, DAC Secretary or call 01603 882350.