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1 Provision by Canon with respect to declarations and other matters required on ordination and admission to office.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, it shall be lawful for the General Synod to make provision by Canon for dispensing with or modifying any formal procedure or document required on the occasion of ordination or admission to any office in the Church of England, and in particular for dispensing with the making of the declarations heretofore prescribed by sections 2 and 3 of the M1Clerical Subscription Act 1865 (declarations known as “the declaration against simony” and “the stipendiary curate’s declaration”), the reading of the form called Si Quis and the certification thereof, the exhibiting of Letters Testimonial, and the issue of deeds of institution and Letters Mandatory and mandates for induction.

(2)Subsection (1) above shall not apply in relation to any declaration of assent to the doctrine of the Church of England which by any Canon made in pursuance of section 2 of the M2Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 any person is required to make on any occasion.

(3)Section 3 of the Submission of the M3Clergy Act 1533 (which provides that no Canons shall be contrary to the Royal Prerogative or the customs, laws or statutes of this realm) shall not apply to any rule of ecclesiastical law relating to any matter for which provision may be made by Canon in pursuance of this section.

(4)In this section “ordination” includes consecration as a bishop; and “admission” to an office includes every step in the procedure by which a person comes into full possession of the office.

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X1(6)If a Canon made in pursuance of this section dispenses with the making of the declarations mentioned in subsection (1) above, then, on the day on which that Canon comes into operation the enactments specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Measure shall be repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of that Schedule.

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X1The text of ss. 1(6), 4, 5, and Sch. Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F1S. 1(5) repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), Sch. 1 Pt. 6 Group 1

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F22 Provision by Canon with respect to licensing of assistant curate for fixed term.E+W+S+N.I.

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4 Periodical episcopal visitations of cathedrals not obligatory. E+W+S+N.I.

At the end of section 6 of the M4Cathedral Measure 1963 (relationship of bishops to their cathedral churches) there shall be added the following paragraph :—

“ This section shall not be taken to require the statutes of a cathedral church to provide for periodical episcopal visitations of that church, and notwithstanding anything in any such statutes or in any rule of ecclesiastical law it shall not be obligatory for a bishop to visit the cathedral church of his diocese at regular intervals. ”

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C1The text of ss. 1(6), 4, 5, and Sch. Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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5 Renumeration for performance of occasional ecclesiastical duties in vacant benefices. E+W+S+N.I.

In section 1(1) of the M5Benefices (Sequestrations) Measure 1933 (which empowers bishops to determine the amount of the remuneration to be paid to clerks in Holy Orders who perform occasional ecclesiastical duties in vacant benefices), for the words from “to clerks” to the end there shall be substituted the words “for the performance of occasional ecclesiastical duties in any benefice during a vacancy therein and, where any such duty is performed by a person other than a clerk in Holy Orders, the person to whom the remuneration is to be paid”.

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C2The text of ss. 1(6), 4, 5, and Sch. Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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6 Amendment of law relating to burials in parish burial ground.E

(1)A person who apart from this subsection has no right of burial in the churchyard or other burial ground of a parish shall have a right of burial therein if at the date of his death his name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish.

(2)No person, other than a person having a right of burial in the churchyard or other burial ground of a parish, shall be buried therein without the consent of the minister of the parish, but in deciding whether to give such consent the minister shall have regard to any general guidance given by the parochial church council of the parish with respect to the matter [F4; and in this subsection the reference to burial includes a reference to disposal of cremated remains].

(3)In this section “minister”, in relation to a parish, means the incumbent of the benefice to which the parish belongs or, if the benefice is vacant, the minister acting as priest in charge of the parish or the curate licensed to the charge of the parish or, if there is no such minister or curate, the rural dean of the deanery in which the parish is.

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F4Words in s. 6(2) inserted (11.7.1992) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992 (No. 1), s. 17(1), Sch. 3 para.12 (with s. 18); Instruments dated27.5.1992 and11.7.1992 made by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

F57 Repeal of s. 13 of Burnley Rectory Act 1890.E+W+S+N.I.

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8 Citation, construction commencement and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1976.

(2)Any reference in this Measure to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment.

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(4)This Measure shall extend to the provinces of Canterbury and York except that it shall only extend to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(5)Sections 1 and 2 shall extend to the Isle of Man and sections 3 and 6 may by Act of Tynwald be extended to the Isle of Man with such exceptions, adaptations and modifications as may be specified in such Act.

(6)This Measure may be applied to the Channel Islands, or either of them, as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957, in accordance with those Measures.

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