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a church tribunal or governing body

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Consistory Courts were established in the 11th century by a charter of William the Conqueror to judge ecclesiastical cases as well as matrimonial matters, though they were stripped of many of their duties from the mid-19th Century onwards.
Two church wardens, Mike Carter and Patricia Roberts, were also served with a citation by the Consistory Court in connection with the controversial refurbishment.
Church of England buildings that have been consecrated are subject to complicated planning processes and permission must be granted for any changes by the consistory court.