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(1)The Bishop of the diocese in which any university, college, school, hospital or public or charitable institution is situated, whether or not it possesses a chapel, may license a clergyman of the Church of England to perform such offices and services as may be specified in the licence on any premises forming part of or belonging to the institution in question, including residential premises managed by the institution and occupied by the members or staff of the institution:
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(a)a clergyman of the Church of England is licensed under subsection (1) above to perform at an institution offices and services specified in the licence; and
(b)the marriage of a person who is housebound or is a detained person is to be solemnized at the institution in question in pursuance of section 26(1)(dd) of the Marriage Act 1949, and
(c)that marriage is intended to be solemnized according to the rites of the Church of England,
the offices and services which the clergyman is licensed under subsection (1) above to perform shall be treated as including the solemnization of that marriage; but, except as provided by the preceding provision of this subsection, no licence granted under subsection (1) above shall extend to the solemnization of marriage.
A person is housebound or is a detained person for the purposes of this subsection if he is housebound or a detained person for the purposes of the Marriage Act 1949.]
(2)The performance of offices and services in accordance with any such licence shall not require the consent or be subject to the control of the Minister of the parish in which they are performed.
(3)The alms collected in the course of or in connection with the performance of such offices and services shall be disposed of in such a manner as the Minister performing the office or service, subject to the direction of the Bishop of the diocese, may determine.
(4)A licence granted under this section may be revoked at any time by the Bishop of the diocese.
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