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Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986

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1 Registration of patrons.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Measure, the registrar of each diocese shall compile and maintain a register indicating in relation to every benefice in the diocese the person who is the patron of the benefice and containing such other information as may be prescribed.

(2)Except as provided by this Measure, no person shall be entitled, after the expiration of the period of fifteen months beginning with the date on which this section comes into force, to exercise any of the functions of a patron of a benefice unless he is registered as patron of that benefice, and the said period is in this Measure referred to as the “registration period”.

(3)The provisions of Schedule 1 to this Measure shall have effect with respect to the registration of patrons of benefices and other matters relating thereto.

(4)The registration under this Measure of any person as a patron of a benefice shall be conclusive evidence of the matters registered.

(5)Any register maintained under this Measure shall be open to inspection by the public at all reasonable times.

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