Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986

Exchange of beneficesE+W+S+N.I.

22 Exchange of benefices.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Two incumbents may by instrument in writing agree to exchange their benefices if the agreement of the following persons has been obtained—

(a)the bishop of the diocese in which each benefice is,

(b)any registered patron whose turn it is to present to either of the benefices, and

(c)the parochial church council of the parish of each benefice, the agreement having in each case been given by resolution of the council.

(2)Where a registered patron whose turn it is to present to a benefice has given his agreement under subsection (1) above to an exchange by the incumbent of that benefice, he shall be treated for the purposes of this Measure as having exercised that turn.