a1 Vicar of Houghton Regis in the Diocese of St Albans
To those familiar with the practice of suspension of the right of presentation this theme may be a sensitive one, arousing perhaps fierce passions. To those unfamiliar it may simply sound like a technical abstraction. I hope that the former, out of consideration for the latter, will allow me the indulgence of setting the scene for this subject by drawing upon the true circumstances of one benefice in a diocese in the southern Province.
1 This paper is based on a lecture of the same title, delivered as part of the London lectures for the Ecclesiastical Law Society on 7th June 2000 at Serle Court Chambers, New Square. Lincoln's Inn.