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Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2005

2005 No. 3

A Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England to amend the Parsonages Measure 1938; to amend sections 6 and 11 of the Church Commissioners Measure 1947; to repeal section 7 of the Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953; to amend section 8 of the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956; to amend section 20 of the Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960; to amend the Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972; to amend the Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976; to amend the Pastoral Measure 1983; to make provision for the appointment of diocesan secretaries; and for purposes connected therewith.

[24th March 2005]

F11Amendment of Parsonages Measure 1938E

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Textual Amendments

2Amendment of Church Commissioners Measure 1947E

The Church Commissioners Measure 1947 (10 & 11 Geo.6. No. 2) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in section 6(1)(b) after the word “shall”, in the third place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words “ , if present, ”;

(b)for section 6(3B)(d) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(d)a duty to appoint, with the approval of the Board, an auditor and to direct the manner in which the audit required to be made under section 11(2) below is undertaken, including ensuring that the requirements of generally accepted auditing standards are met;; and

(c)in section 11(2) the words “in such manner and by such person as the Treasury may direct” shall be omitted.

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

3Amendment of Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953E

Section 7 of the Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953 (1 & 2 Eliz. 2 No. 2) is hereby repealed.

Commencement Information

I2S. 3 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

4Amendment of Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956E

For section 8 of the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 (4 & 5 Eliz. 2 No. 3) there shall be substituted the following section—

8Financial statements of the council

(1)Every council shall furnish to the annual parochial church meeting for discussion the financial statements of the council for the financial year immediately preceding the meeting.

(2)The financial year referred to in subsection (1) above shall be such period as may be prescribed and the financial statements referred to in that subsection shall be prepared in the prescribed form, audited or independently examined as prescribed and published and displayed in the prescribed manner.

(3)In subsection (2) above “prescribed” means prescribed by the Church Representation Rules or by regulations made under those Rules..

Commencement Information

I3S. 4 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

5Amendment of Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960E

(1)Section 20 of the Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. 2 No. 1) shall be amended as follows.

(2)For subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(1)The Commissioners shall have power to grant to any First Church Estates Commissioner or Third Church Estates Commissioner who retires from service as such a Commissioner, having served a period of pensionable service, superannuation benefits of such a kind and of such amounts as the Commissioners may determine, being benefits which are no more favourable to the beneficiary than the benefits which would have been payable if the Commissioner had been a member of the Church Administrators Pension Fund who had served an equivalent period of pensionable service..

(3)Subsection (2) is hereby repealed.

(4)For subsection (2A) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2A)Where a First Church Estates Commissioner or a Third Church Estates Commissioner dies before or after retirement from service as such a Commissioner, having served a period of pensionable service, and leaves a widow or widower, the Commissioners shall have power to grant to the surviving spouse, subject to such conditions as they may determine, superannuation benefits of such a kind and of such amounts as the Commissioners may determine, being benefits which are no more favourable to the beneficiary than the benefits which would have been payable if the Commissioner had been a member of the Church Administrators Pension Fund who had served an equivalent period of pensionable service..

(5)In subsection (3) after the words “pensionable service” there shall be inserted the words “ , in relation to a Church Estates Commissioner, ”.

(6)At the end there shall be added the following subsection—

(4)In determining the amount of any superannuation benefits to be granted to a person under this section the Commissioners shall have regard to any superannuation benefits to which that person may be entitled in respect of any other service performed by the First or Third Church Estates Commissioner before the Commissioner's pensionable service began..

(7)Nothing in this section shall have effect in relation to a First or Third Church Estates Commissioner who is in service as such a Commissioner on the date of the coming into force of this section, or who has retired from or otherwise ceased to be in service as such a Commissioner before that date.

Commencement Information

I4S. 5 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

6Amendment of Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972E

(1)The Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972 (1972 No. 2) shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in Schedule 2 to this Measure.

(2)Any scheme made by a diocesan synod and in force on the date of the coming into force of this section shall have effect subject to the amendments in paragraphs 2 to 9 of Schedule 2 to this Measure.

Commencement Information

I5S. 6 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

7Amendment of Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976E

The Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976 (1976 No. 4) shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in Schedule 3 to this Measure.

Commencement Information

I6S. 7 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

F28Amendment of Pastoral Measure 1983E

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Textual Amendments

Commencement Information

I7S. 8 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

9Diocesan SecretariesE

(1)There shall be, for each diocese, an officer, to be known as the diocesan secretary, who shall exercise the functions conferred by or under this section and such other functions as may be specified by the diocesan synod of the diocese.

(2)The diocesan secretary shall be the chief administrative officer of the diocese.

(3)The diocesan secretary may be appointed by the diocesan synod to act as the secretary of the diocesan synod appointed in accordance with rule 34(1)(b) of the Church Representation Rules.

(4)The diocesan secretary may, if the terms of appointment so provide, act as the secretary to the Diocesan Board of Finance for that diocese.

(5)Subject to subsections (2) to (4) above the manner and terms of appointment of the diocesan secretary shall be such as may be determined from time to time by the diocesan synod.

(6)In this section “Diocesan Board of Finance” means, in relation to a diocese, the board of that name constituted under the Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925 (15 & 16 Geo. 5 No. 3) for that diocese or recognised under section 9 of the Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953 (1 & 2 Eliz. 2 No. 2) as being the board of finance for that diocese for the purposes of that Measure.

Commencement Information

I8S. 9 in force at 1.9.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

10RepealsE

The enactments mentioned in Schedule 5 to this Measure are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.

Commencement Information

I9S. 10 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

11Citation, commencement and extentE

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2005.

(2)This Measure shall come into force on such day as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may jointly appoint, and different days may be appointed for different provisions.

(3)This Measure shall extend to the whole of the Provinces of Canterbury and York, except that it shall only extend to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(4)This section shall extend to the Isle of Man and, if an Act of Tynwald or an instrument made under an Act of Tynwald so provides, sections 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10 above and Schedules 4 and 5 to this Measure shall extend to the Isle of Man subject to such exceptions, adaptations or modifications as may be specified in the Act of Tynwald or instrument

(5)This Measure, except sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 above and Schedule 1 to this Measure, may be applied to the Channel Islands as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957, or either of them, in accordance with those Measures.

Commencement Information

I10S. 11 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

SCHEDULES

Section 1

F3SCHEDULE 1EAmendment of Parsonages Measure 1938

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Textual Amendments

Section 6

SCHEDULE 2EAmendment of Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972

1The Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972 (1972 No. 2) shall be amended as follows.

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 2 para. 1 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

2In section 1(2) there shall be added at the end the words— “ Provided that no person appointed as a surveyor after the coming into force of section 6 of the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2005 shall be considered to be a fit person for the purposes of this subsection unless that person is registered under the Architects Act 1997 or is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or a member of such other body as the Commissioners may determine and appearing to them to be suitably qualified. ”.

Commencement Information

I12Sch. 2 para. 2 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

3In section 14(1) after the word “Board”, in the first place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words “ is satisfied that a parsonage house may be sold or exchanged without the consent of the Commissioners under the Parsonages Measure 1938 or ” and for the words “sale, exchange or demolition” in each place where they occur there shall be substituted the words “ sale or exchange ”.

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 2 para. 3 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

4In section 14(1)(b) the words “in a case where the parsonage house is to be sold or exchanged,” shall be omitted.

Commencement Information

I14Sch. 2 para. 4 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

5In section 14(2) for the words “sale, exchange or demolition” there shall be substituted the words “ sale or exchange ”.

Commencement Information

I15Sch. 2 para. 5 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

6In section 15(4) for the words “shall not constitute a charge on the Parsonages Fund established under section 17 hereof” there shall be substituted the words “ shall be met by any fund or funds capable of being used for the purposes in question ” and the proviso shall be omitted.

Commencement Information

I16Sch. 2 para. 6 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

7In section 16 there shall be added at the end the following subsection—

(4)The Board shall in respect of any building in the diocese (other than a parsonage house or other residence of an incumbent in the diocese) used as a residence by any person declared by the bishop to be engaged in the cure of souls within the diocese have power to defray on behalf of the Diocesan Board of Finance for the diocese the cost of any such payments as are referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1) above and the costs, charges and expenses of any sale..

Commencement Information

I17Sch. 2 para. 7 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

8(1)For section 17 there shall be substituted the following section—E

17Expenditure of the Board

All expenditure of the Board, except expenditure defrayed out of a specific trust fund, shall be defrayed out of any fund or funds capable of being applied for the purposes in question..

(2)On the date of the coming into force of this paragraph every Parsonages Fund for a diocese shall be dissolved and all moneys held in the Fund shall be paid into any fund or funds which may be used for the purposes of defraying the cost of the provision, improvement or repair of parsonage houses.

Commencement Information

I18Sch. 2 para. 8 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

9Section 18 shall cease to have effect.

Commencement Information

I19Sch. 2 para. 9 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

10In section 19(3) and (6) for the words “the Parsonages Fund”, in each place, there shall be substituted the words “ any fund or funds capable of being applied for the purposes of the provision, improvement or repair of parsonage houses ”.

Commencement Information

I20Sch. 2 para. 10 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

11In section 21—

(a)in subsection (3) the words after “to do so” to the end shall be omitted; and

(b)at the end there shall be added the following subsection—

(5)Any notice under this section shall inform the incumbent or the person or representative as the case may be, of the right to make representations and the date by which the representations must be made, which shall be not less than one month from the date on which the notice is sent, and section 4(5) above shall apply to the consideration of any representations duly made and the Board shall then decide whether or not to proceed with the notice..

Commencement Information

I21Sch. 2 para. 11 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

Section 7

SCHEDULE 3EAmendment of Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976

1The Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976 (1976 No. 4) shall be amended as follows.

Commencement Information

I22Sch. 3 para. 1 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

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Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 3 paras. 2-6 repealed (1.3.2019) by Church Property Measure 2018 (No. 8), s. 53(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2019/97, art. 2

F43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 3 paras. 2-6 repealed (1.3.2019) by Church Property Measure 2018 (No. 8), s. 53(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2019/97, art. 2

F44. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 3 paras. 2-6 repealed (1.3.2019) by Church Property Measure 2018 (No. 8), s. 53(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2019/97, art. 2

F45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 3 paras. 2-6 repealed (1.3.2019) by Church Property Measure 2018 (No. 8), s. 53(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2019/97, art. 2

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Textual Amendments

F4Sch. 3 paras. 2-6 repealed (1.3.2019) by Church Property Measure 2018 (No. 8), s. 53(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2019/97, art. 2

7In section 45(1), in the definition of “pastoral scheme” the words “and confirmed by Order in Council” shall be omitted.

Commencement Information

I23Sch. 3 para. 7 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

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Textual Amendments

F5Sch. 3 para. 8 repealed (1.3.2019) by Church Property Measure 2018 (No. 8), s. 53(2), Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2019/97, art. 2

Section 8

F6SCHEDULE 4EAmendment of Pastoral Measure 1983

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Textual Amendments

Section 10

SCHEDULE 5ERepeals

Commencement Information

I24Sch. 5 in force at 1.6.2005 by S.I. 2005/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

MeasureExtent of repeal
1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. 2 No. 2) Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960In section 20, subsection (4).
1972 No. 2, Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972

Section 18.

In Schedule 1, paragraphs 2(6) and (7) and 3(b).

1975 No. 1, Church Commissioners (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1975Section 2.
1976 No. 4, Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976In section 26, subsection (3).
1983 No. 1, Pastoral Measure 1983In section 50, subsection (8).
2000 No. 1, Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure

In Schedule 2, paragraph 6.

In Schedule 4, paragraph 7.

In Schedule 5, paragraphs 5(d) and 7(b).

In Schedule 6, paragraphs 4 and 5(b).