Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services as prayer should be private, court rules

Source: The Telegraph

Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services because prayer is private, a Church of England court has ruled.

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The consistory court ruling is believed to be the first made on the ethics of CCTV in church and was made in response to a Canterbury vicar who applied to install two cameras so his church could be left open during the day.

The Reverend Philip Brown, and churchwardens Robin Slowe and Robert Allen, want to install the camera system to deter vandals from damaging the church and to catch the actions of any wrongdoers.

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