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Team and Group Ministries Measure 1995

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Part IIAmendment of other enactments

7Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925

In section 3 of the [15 & 16 Geo.5 No.3.] Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925 (exercise of powers, etc. by Diocesan Boards of Finance) at the beginning there shall be inserted the figure “(1)” and at the end there shall be inserted—

(2)A Diocesan Board of Finance for any diocese constituted under this Measure proposing to alter or dispose of any house occupied by a member of the team in a team ministry established for a benefice in the diocese shall—

(a)keep that member informed of matters arising from the proposal;

(b)afford that member an opportunity to express views before taking any action to implement the proposal; and

(c)have regard to those views before taking any such action..

8Parsonages Measure 1938

(1)The [1 & 2 Geo.6 No.3.] Parsonages Measure 1938 shall have effect subject to the following amendments.

The [1 & 2 Geo.6 No.3.] Parsonages Measure 1938 shall have effect subject to the following amendments.

(2)In section 1 (powers of selling parsonage houses, etc.) in subsection (3) at the end of paragraph (iii) the word “or” shall be omitted and after that paragraph there shall be inserted—

(iiia)in cases where the property proposed to be disposed of is occupied by a member of the team in a team ministry, without that member’s consent; or.

(3)In section 2A (power to divide and improve parsonage houses during vacancy in benefice) after subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)Where the residence house of a benefice is occupied by a member of the team in a team ministry, the sequestrators shall not carry out any work authorised under this section without that member’s consent..

(4)In section 3 (provisions as to exercise of foregoing powers) at the end there shall be inserted—

(4)An incumbent or bishop proposing to exercise any of the powers conferred on him by any of the foregoing sections of this Measure in respect of the residence house of a benefice for which a team ministry is established shall, if the house is or is to be occupied by the incumbent,—

(a)keep every member of the team informed of matters arising from the proposal;

(b)afford every member of the team an opportunity to express views thereon before taking any action to implement the proposal; and

(c)have regard to those views before taking any such action..

9Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956

In section 6 of the [4 & 5 Eliz.2 No.3.] Parochial Church Council (Powers) Measure 1956 (supplementary provisions relating to certain property) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted—

(3A)Where any property which is occupied by a member of the team in a team ministry is vested in the diocesan authority pursuant to subsection (2) of this section and the council proposes to alter or dispose of the property or any part thereof, the council shall—

(a)keep that member informed of matters arising from the proposal;

(b)afford that member an opportunity to express views thereon before taking any action to implement the proposal; and

(c)have regard to those views before taking any such action..

10Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignation) Measure 1964

In section 13 of the [1964 No.3.] Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignation) Measure 1964 (interpretation) the word “minister” shall be omitted and at the end there shall be inserted—

“minister” has the same meaning as that assigned to that expression in rule 44(1) of the Church Representation Rules except that, where a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish in question has been assigned to a member of the team in a team ministry under section 20(8A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 but a special cure of souls in respect of the parish has not been assigned to a vicar in the team ministry by a scheme under that Measure or by his licence from the bishop, it means that member..

11Church Representation Rules

In the Church Representation Rules contained in Schedule 3 to the [1969 No.2.] Synodical Government Measure 1969 in Appendix II (general provisions relating to parochial church councils) in paragraph 1 (officers of the council) at the end there shall be inserted—

(h)For the purposes of this paragraph, where a special cure of souls in respect of a parish has been assigned to a vicar in a team ministry, or where there has been no such assignment but a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish has been assigned to a member of the team under section 20(8A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983, that vicar or that member, as the case may be, shall be deemed to be the minister unless incapacitated by absence or illness or any other cause, in which case the rector in the team ministry shall be deemed to be the minister..

12Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969

In section 1 of the [1969 c. 38.] Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969 (agreements for sharing church buildings) in subsection (3) at the end of paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

and, where a team ministry is established for the benefice comprising that parish,—

(i)any vicar in the team ministry to whom a special cure of souls in respect of the parish has been assigned by a scheme under the Pastoral Measure 1983 or by his licence from the bishop; or

(ii)any member of the team to whom a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish has been assigned under section 20(8A) of that Measure, the parish not being one in respect of which a special cure of souls has been assigned as mentioned in paragraph (i) above.

13Deaconesses and Lay Ministry Measure 1972

In the [1972 No. 4.] Deaconesses and Lay Ministry Measure 1972 after section 1 there shall be inserted—

1AProvision with respect to licensing for fixed term

Without prejudice to section 7(1) of the Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988, it shall be lawful for the General Synod to provide by Canon for empowering the bishop of a diocese, in the case of a benefice in his diocese in respect of which a team ministry is established,—

(a)to grant a licence to any of the persons mentioned in subsection (1) of section 1 above to serve in the area of the benefice for such term of years as may be specified in the licence; and

(b)to revoke such a licence summarily and without further process before the expiration of the term so specified for such cause and subject to such conditions as the Canon may provide..

14Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976

(1)The [1976 No. 4.] Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976 shall have effect subject to the following amendments.

(2)In section 20 (powers of Diocesan Boards of Finance to deal with diocesan glebe land) after subsection (6) there shall be inserted—

(6A)Where a transaction is in respect of diocesan glebe land situated in the area of a benefice for which a team ministry is established, subsection (5) above shall have effect in relation to every vicar in the team ministry and, in the case of a house occupied by a member of the team, in relation to that member as it has effect in relation to the incumbent of the benefice..

(3)In section 32 (provisions for transfer of parsonage land to Diocesan Board of Finance) in subsection (2) at the end there shall be inserted—

and, in the case of a benefice in respect of which a team ministry is established, every member of the team.

15Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988

In section 7 of the [1988 No. 1.] Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988 (provisions as to licences of ministers, deaconesses, lay workers and readers)—

(a)in subsection (1) at the beginning there shall be inserted the words “Subject to subsection (1A) below,”;

(b)after subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)(a)In the case of a deacon to whom section 20(3A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 applies, a licence shall not be revoked by a bishop unless the bishop is satisfied that there has been a serious breakdown of the pastoral relationship between that deacon and the parishioners concerned or he is unable by reason of age or infirmity to discharge his pastoral duties adequately.

(b)In this subsection the reference to a serious breakdown of the pastoral relationship between a deacon and the parishioners concerned shall be construed in accordance with section 19A of the Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977..

16Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991

In section 31 of the [1991 No. 1.] Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (interpretation) in the definition of “minister” in subsection (1) after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

(aa)in a case where a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish has been assigned to a member of the team in a team ministry under section 20(8A) of that Measure but a special cure of souls in respect of the parish has not been assigned as mentioned in paragraph (a) above, that member;.

17Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992

(1)Section 1 of the [1992 No. 1.] Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992 (sequestration) shall have effect subject to the following amendments.

(2)In subsection (1) after the word “shall” (where it first appears) there shall be inserted the words “, subject to subsection (1A) below,”.

(3)After subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)In the case of a benefice in respect of which a team ministry is established, subsection (1) above shall have effect as if for the words “rural dean” there were substituted the words “ministers in the team ministry”:

Provided that the bishop of the diocese concerned, if he considers that any of the ministers in the team ministry should not be a sequestrator of the benefice, may direct accordingly.

(1B)In subsection (1A) above “minister” in relation to a team ministry means a person—

(a)who is a vicar in the team ministry; or

(b)to whom a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of a part of the benefice has been assigned under section 20(8A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983, that part of the benefice not being a part in respect of which a special cure of souls has been assigned to a vicar in the team ministry by a scheme under that Measure or by his licence from the bishop..

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