In October 2013, the PCC of Humbleton with Elstronwick registered the properties in the parish which were legally responsible for Chancel Repair Liability (CRL), and informed the Land Registry. This was in response to a deadline set by the Government, which encouraged all Church Councils to register their CRL before 13 October 2013. The decision to do this was made because the PCC are trustees of the church with a responsibility to care for it for generations to come, and they felt it was important to register their assets and keep their options open.
However, on 31 March 2014 the PCC of unanimously resolved to revoke the registration of Chancel Repair Liability on land in the parish. This decision was made for pastoral reasons and for the goodwill of the residents of the parish