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Dioceses Measure 1978

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15 Abolition of power to commission suffragan bishop.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The power of the bishop of a diocese to give a commission to a suffragan bishop is hereby abolished.

(2)The following provision of M1 the Suffragan Bishops Act 1534 , that is to say, —

(a)in section 2 (powers of suffragan bishops), the words from “and have such capacitie” to the end, and

(b)in section 4 (authority, etc. of suffragan bishops limited by their commissions), the words from “nor use” to the end,

are hereby repealed.

(3)Neither the abolition by subsection (1) above of the power mentioned therein nor any repeal effected by subsection (2) above shall invalidate any commission given to a suffragan bishop which is in force immediately before the commencement of this Measure.

(4)Where but for this subsection any such commission would cease to have effect, that commission shall continue in force until—

(a)the date on which the suffragan bishop to whom the commission was given ceases to hold that office, or

(b)the date on which the commission is revoked by the bishop of the diocese, whichever first occurs.

(5)So long as any such commission remains in force so much of section 2 of the said Act of 1534 as is repealed by subsection (2) above shall, notwithstanding the repeal, continue to apply to the suffragan bishop to whom the commission was given.

(6)In section 6 of the said Act of 1534 (residence of suffragan bishops), for the words “where he shall have comyssyon” there shall be substituted the words “of the bishop to whom he shall be suffragan”.

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C1The text of Ss. 9(8) and 15(2)(6) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991

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