Following the High Court’s decision on the challenge to teaching arrangements for religious education and collective worship in controlled primary schools in Northern Ireland by Mr Justice Colton, the Transferor Representatives’ Council issued the following statement.
“The teaching of RE and collective worship in controlled primary schools is an important matter. Mr Justice Colton indicated today that he would allow the parties time to reflect on his judgement and indeed, ‘invited further submissions from counsel prior to making a final order.’
“While the transferring churches are not direct parties to this case, nonetheless, as this is an important and significant issue we will also be reflecting on today’s decision over the coming weeks, and any subsequent final order that Mr Justice Colton may make. We will also need to take the time to discuss the matter as churches together.”