Whereas the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Wellington is registered as the proprietor of an estate in fee-simple in all that piece of land more particularly hereinafter described:
And whereas the said piece of land has been used as a burial ground and there are at the present time a number of plots still remaining in the burial ground which have been sold or reserved but have not yet been utilised:
And whereas the Archbishop has experienced difficulty in keeping the said piece of land and the headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds thereon in a neat and tidy condition:
And whereas it is expedient that the headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds should be removed and the said piece of land levelled and laid out in lawns with ornamental trees and shrubs:
And whereas the Archbishop wishes that the burial ground be closed but that, notwithstanding the closure, the body of a person may be buried in the same plot of ground as that of a deceased relative and the persons to whom the unused plots have been sold or reserved should still be entitled to use the said plots:
And whereas the Archbishop has no powers without legislation to give effect to his wishes.