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Cathedrals Measure 1963

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10 Further provisions required to be included in constitutions and statutes of cathedral churches.E

(1)The constitution and statutes of each cathedral church shall—

(a)provide for the appointment of any dean by Her Majesty;

(b)provide in the case of a parish church cathedral for the appointment as provost of the incumbent of the benefice of which the cathedral is the parish church;

(c)provide for the appointment of canons in such manner as may be specified in the constitution and statutes;

(d)confer power to pay stipends or other emoluments to the dean or provost and to the residentiary canons out of the capitular revenues of the cathedral church, so, however, that the amounts fixed from time to time of those stipends or other emoluments shall be subject to the consent of the Church Commissioners;

(e)provide that in determining the amount of a stipend to be paid to any residentiary canon as aforesaid, regard may be had to any emoluments payable to him in respect of any other office or appointment held by him and to any time ordinarily spent by him in performing the duties of any other office or appointment which materially affects the time available for the performance of his cathedral duties;

(f)specify the maximum number of residentiary canons and non-residentiary canons of the cathedral church;

(g)provide that any presentations or nominations to benefices in the patronage of the capitular body shall be exercised—

(i)in the case of a dean and chapter cathedral, by the dean and chapter or a patronage committee thereof;

(ii)in the case of a parish church cathedral, by the cathedral chapter or the administrative chapter or by a patronage committee of the cathedral chapter;

(h)provide that all functions of the capitular body in relation to property shall be delegated to the administrative body;

(i)provide that the capitular body shall have a common seal which shall be in the custody of the administrative body;

(j)confer on the administrative body power to affix the common seal of the capitular body to any document; and

(k)provide for the appointment of an architect to the cathedral church.

(2)The constitution and statutes of each parish church cathedral shall also—

(a)provide for the abolition of the jurisdiction of the archdeacon and rural dean over the parish of the cathedral church, and for the exercise by the administrative body of any of the functions theretofore exercisable by the archdeacon or rural dean;

(b)provide, where the consistory court has jurisdiction over the cathedral church or any part thereof. for the abolition of that jurisdiction; and

(c)provide for conferring on such body as may be specified in the constitution and statutes, subject to any limitations or conditions as may be so specified, powers similar to those exercisable with respect to the fabric, monuments and ornaments of a cathedral church, and with respect to the churchyard thereof, by the dean and chapter in a dean and chapter cathedral.

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