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Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986

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Provisions relating to benefice of which an incumbent is patronE+W+S+N.I.

20 Bishop to act in place of incumbent patron in certain cases.E+W+S+N.I.

Where a benefice (“the ancillary benefice”) becomes vacant and it is the turn of the incumbent of another benefice (“the principal benefice”), being the registered patron of the ancillary benefice, to present to that benefice, then if, when the ancillary benefice becomes vacant or at any time during the vacancy thereof and before a notice of presentation under section 13(6) of this Measure is sent to the bishop by the incumbent of the principal benefice—

(a)the principal benefice is or becomes vacant, or

(b)the principal benefice is under sequestration, or

(c)the incumbent of the principal benefice is suspended or inhibited from discharging all or any of the duties attached to his preferment,

the bishop shall discharge in his place the functions of a registered patron.

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