Safe Custody and Copyright of Parish Records and Memorials in Burial Grounds

A new set of Guidelines for the Safe Custody and Copyright of Parish Records and Memorials in Burial Grounds has been issued. Recent situations involving copying and/or publication of parish registers and other records held locally, as well as memorials in burial grounds, have prompted this action.

The Guidelines will be issued to every member of the clergy, parish secretary and diocesan secretary in coming days, aiming to: assist members of the clergy and select vestries with the care and custody of records held in parishes; and raise awareness about the legal restrictions in place concerning copyright in the text…

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