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Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Registration of baptisms and burials

    1. 1. Provision of register books of baptisms and burials.

    2. 2. Registration of baptisms.

    3. 3. Registration of burials.

    4. 4. Corrections of errors in register book of baptisms or burials.

    5. 5. Application of ss. 1 to 4 to cathedrals, etc.

  3. Custody of register books in parochial custody

    1. 6. Custody of register books in parochial custody.

  4. Diocesan record offices

    1. 7. Provision of diocesan record offices.

    2. 8. Use of diocesan record office as place of deposit for manorial documents, etc.

  5. Preservation and care of register books and records in parochial custody

    1. 9. Inspection of register books and records in parochial custody.

    2. 9A. Closure of old register books.

    3. 10. Deposit of register books, etc. in diocesan record office.

    4. 11. Care, etc. of register books and records in parochial custody.

    5. 12. Order for deposit of register books, etc. in diocesan record office.

    6. 12A. Faculty not required for deposit of register books, etc. in diocesan record office.

    7. 13. Return to parochial custody of register books, etc. deposited in diocesan record office.

  6. Custody, care, etc. of certain books and records held in diocesan record office

    1. 14. Custody, care, etc. of certain books and records held in diocesan record office.

    2. 15. Transfer of certain books and records from one record office to another.

  7. Making register books and records available for purposes of exhibition, research, etc.

    1. 16. Making register books and records in parochial custody available for certain purposes.

    2. 17. Making certain books and records in diocesan record office available for exhibition or research.

    3. 18. Provisions ancillary to ss. 16 and 17.

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 19. Disposal of register books and records on dissolution of parish, etc.

    2. 20. Searches of certain register books.

    3. 21. Recovery of register books in possession of unauthorised persons.

    4. 22. Special provisions as to marriage registers.

  9. Supplemental

    1. 23. Appointment of deputy to perform functions of bishop.

    2. 24. Service of notices and orders.

    3. 25. Interpretation.

    4. 26. Amendments, repeals and transitional provisions.

    5. 27. Short title, commencement and extent.

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      FORMS

      1. No. 1 Register of Baptisms Administered in the Parish of in the Diocese of

      2. No. 2 Register of Burials in the Parish of in the Diocese of

    2. Schedule 2

      Provisions which apply to Register Books and Records Retained in Parochial Custody under Section 11(3)

      1. 1.Every register book or record to which this Schedule applies...

      2. 2.The cabinet or muniment room shall be situated within the...

      3. 3.The temperature and relative humidity in such cabinet or muniment...

      4. 4.The hygrometer shall be one conforming to British Standard Specification...

      5. 5.The temperature in the cupboard or muniment room shall not...

      6. 6.The relative humidity in the cupboard or muniment room shall...

      7. 7.Subject to paragraph 3 above, nothing, except books or other...

      8. 8.Without prejudice to the preceding provisions, the person or persons...

    3. SCHEDULE 3.

      Consequential Amendments.

      1. The Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847 (c. 65)

        1. 1.For section 33 of the Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847 the...

      2. The Registration of Burials Act 1864 (c. 97)

        1. 2.For section 6 of the Registration of Burials Act 1864...

      3. The City of London (Guild Churches) Act 1952 (c. xxxviii)

        1. 3.In section 23(2) of the City of London (Guild Churches)...

        2. 4.In section 25 of the said Act for the words...

      4. The Baptismal Registers Measure 1961 (No. 2)

        1. 5.In section 1(1) of the Baptismal Registers Measure 1961 for...

        2. 6.In section 3 of the said Measure for the words...

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals

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