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Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991

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4 Duties of churchwardens as to recording of information about churches.E

(1)In every parish it shall be the duty of the churchwardens—

(a)to compile and maintain—

(i)a full terrier of all lands appertaining to the church;

(ii)a full inventory of all articles appertaining to the church;

(b)to insert in a log-book maintained for the purpose a full note of all alterations, additions and repairs to, and other events affecting, the church and the lands and articles appertaining thereto and of the location of any other documents relating to such alterations, additions, repairs and events which are not kept with the log-book.

(2)In carrying out their duty under subsection (1) above the churchwardens shall act in consultation with the minister.

(3)The form of the terrier, inventory and log-book shall accord with such recommendations as the Council for the Care of Churches may make.

(4)The churchwardens shall send a copy of the inventory to such person as the bishop of the diocese concerned may designate from time to time for the purpose of this subsection as soon as practicable after it is compiled and shall notify that person of any alterations at such intervals as the bishop may direct from time to time.

(5)This section applies in relation to each church in a parish containing more than one church.

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