Following reports of a consistory Court case in the Diocese of Coventry a spokesperson for the Church of England said: “This decision does not reflect any national Church of England policy.
“This was a judgment from the consistory court of the Diocese of Coventry.
“Consistory court judgements may, with permission, be appealed to the Provincial Court of the Archbishop, in this case the Arches Court of Canterbury.
“The Irish language is an important part of the heritage of the Church of England. It was, after all, Irish speaking monks in Lindisfarne and beyond who played a central role in establishing the Church in what is now England.”