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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.”.
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