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Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977

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12 Provisions supplementary to ss. 10 and 11.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)As soon as practicable after the report of an enquiry under this Measure has been received by the bishop he shall notify the incumbent concerned of the action he is required or proposes to take under section 10 or 11 of this Measure, as the case may be, or, if no such action is required of, or proposed to be taken by, him, of that fact and shall send a similar notification to—

(a)the archdeacon in whose archdeaconry the parish concerned is, unless he is the incumbent concerned;

(b)the secretary of the parochial church council of that parish; and

(c)the designated representative, if any.

(2)The incumbent of any benefice which has been declared vacant under the said section 10 or 11 or which he had resigned in accordance with section 11(5) shall vacate the parsonage house or other his official residence not later than three months after the date on which the benefice became vacant by virtue of the declaration of avoidance or deed of resignation, as the case may be.

(3)The bishop shall cause any declaration executed by him under the said section 10 or 11 to be filed in the registry of the diocese and a copy thereof to be sent to the incumbent concerned, to the patron of the benefice and to the Church of England Pensions Board.

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