Whereas the Wellington Diocesan Board of Trustees incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 is registered as the proprietor of an estate in fee simple in all that piece of land hereinafter described:
And whereas part of the said piece of land has been used as a burial ground:
And whereas St Mary's Church (Karori) is erected on another part of the said piece of land and it is desired to extend the Church across part of the land used as a burial ground:
And whereas by the St Mary's Church Burial Ground (Karori) Closing Order 1963 published in the Gazette of 18 April 1963, at page 523, and made pursuant to the Cemeteries Act 1908, it was ordered that the burial ground should be closed and burials therein discontinued from 31 October 1963:
And whereas the description of the area of the burial ground in the said Order in Council was incorrect by reason of the fact that it included the land occupied by St Mary's Church (Karori) as well as the land used as a burial ground and it is accordingly desired to revoke the said Order in Council:
And whereas the Wellington Diocesan Board of Trustees has experienced difficulty in keeping the graves, headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds in the burial ground in a neat and tidy condition:
And whereas it is expedient that the said headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds should be removed and that the part of the burial ground not covered by extensions of the Church should be levelled and laid out in drives, pathways, lawns, and gardens with ornamental shrubs:
And whereas the trustees have no power without legislation to carry out all their wishes.