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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General principle

    1. 1.General duty

  3. Part II Provincial and diocesan structure

    1. Composition and duties of Dioceses Commission

      1. 2.Dioceses Commission

      2. 3.Review of provincial and diocesan structure

    2. Reorganisation schemes

      1. 4.Preparation and making of reorganisation schemes

    3. Procedure for making reorganisation schemes

      1. 5.Application for reorganisation scheme

      2. 6.Preparation of draft scheme by Commission

      3. 7.Making of reorganisation scheme

      4. 8.Confirmation of scheme by Order in Council and publication of scheme

      5. 9.Supplementary provisions with respect to reorganisation schemes

    4. Power of General Synod to make temporary provision with respect to membership of Convocations

      1. 10.Power of General Synod to make temporary provision with respect to membership of Convocations, etc.

    5. Change of name of see

      1. 11.Change of name of see

    6. General duty

      1. 12.Duty of the bishop to keep episcopal ministry under review

    7. Provisions with respect to discharge of episcopal functions

      1. 13.Delegation by instrument of certain functions to suffragan bishop or assistant bishop

      2. 14.Discharge of certain functions of bishop

      3. 15.Special provision with respect to rights of collation

      4. 16.Provision with respect to Acts, etc. which confer functions on a diocesan bishop

    8. Creation and filling of suffragan sees

      1. 17.Provisions with respect to filling of suffragan sees

      2. 18.Provisions with respect to creation of suffragan sees

    9. Provisions with respect to discharge of functions of certain bodies corporate, etc.

      1. 19.Schemes with respect to discharge of functions of diocesan bodies corporate, etc.

      2. 20.Further provisions with respect to schemes under s.19

    10. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 21.Power of Commissioners to pay stipend, etc. of certain bishops

      2. 22.Interpretation of Part II

  4. Part III Procedure for making pastoral schemes and orders and pastoral church buildings schemes

    1. Introduction

      1. 23.Amendment of Part I of Pastoral Measure 1983

    2. Pastoral schemes and orders

      1. 24.Pastoral schemes and orders

      2. 25.Formulation and submission to bishop of draft proposals

      3. 26.Approval by bishop of draft proposals and preparation of draft scheme

      4. 27.Consideration of draft scheme or order by Commissioners

      5. 28.Notice and publication of draft scheme or order

      6. 29.Amendment of draft scheme or order

      7. 30.Making of scheme or order

      8. 31.Transmission of copies of scheme or order

    3. Supplementary

      1. 32.Power of bishop to formulate and submit proposals on certain matters

      2. 33.Withdrawal of scheme or order at request of bishop

      3. 34.Supplementary powers of Commissioners and mission and pastoral committees

    4. Pastoral church buildings schemes

      1. 35.Pastoral church buildings schemes

      2. 36.Formulation and submission to bishop of draft proposals

      3. 37.Amendment of proposals and preparation of draft scheme by Commissioners

      4. 38.Notice and publication and amendment of draft scheme

      5. 39.Transmission of copies of scheme

  5. Part IV Church buildings closed for regular public worship

    1. Introduction

      1. 40.Amendment of Part III of Pastoral Measure 1983

    2. Functions of mission and pastoral committee concerning buildings closed for regular public worship

      1. 41.Functions of mission and pastoral committee concerning buildings closed for regular public worship

    3. Pastoral church buildings schemes

      1. 42.Provision by pastoral church buildings scheme for appropriation or demolition of church to be closed for regular public worship to be replaced by new church

      2. 43.Other provision by pastoral church buildings scheme for church closed for regular public worship

    4. Pastoral (church buildings disposal) schemes

      1. 44.Use seeking period

      2. 45.Procedure for making pastoral (church buildings disposal) schemes

      3. 46.Contents of pastoral (church buildings disposal) schemes

  6. Part V Mission

    1. Mission initiatives

      1. 47.Mission initiatives

      2. 48.Visitors

      3. 49.Supplementary Provisions

      4. 50.Review of duration of mission initiatives and further provisions

      5. 51.Code of Practice

  7. Part VI Mission and pastoral committees

    1. Mission and pastoral committees

      1. 52.Appointment of mission and pastoral committees

      2. 53.Functions of mission and pastoral committees

  8. Part VII Other provisions

    1. Care of church buildings

      1. 54.Church Buildings Council

      2. 55.Functions of Council in relation to churches, etc. in use

      3. 56.Functions of Council in relation to churches proposed for closure for regular public worship

      4. 57.General functions of the Council

    2. Pastoral orders

      1. 58.Powers exercisable by pastoral order

    3. Team ministries, team councils and new parishes

      1. 59.Amendment of Schedule 3 to 1983 Measure

    4. Compensation of Clergy

      1. 60.Amendment of Schedule 4 to 1983 Measure

    5. Assistant curates

      1. 61.Assistant curates

  9. Part VIII Miscellaneous

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 62.Interpretation

      2. 63.Amendment of Measures

      3. 64.Transitional provisions

      4. 65.Repeals

      5. 66.Citation, commencement and extent

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Dioceses Commission

      1. Constitution and Membership

        1. 1.The Commission shall consist of a person to be known...

        2. 2.The Chair and Vice-Chair shall be appointed by the Archbishops...

        3. 3.Four members of the Commission shall be elected by the...

        4. 4.A person shall not be qualified for membership of the...

        5. 5.A person who ceases to be qualified for membership of...

        6. 6.Subject to paragraph 7 below, the members of the Commission...

        7. 7.The first appointments and elections of the members of the...

        8. 8.Any member of the Commission shall on ceasing to hold...

        9. 9.Where a member of the Commission elected by the General...

      2. Casual Vacancies

        1. 10.Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the...

        2. 11.Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the...

        3. 12.Any person appointed or elected to fill a casual vacancy...

      3. Committees

        1. 13.The Commission shall have power to appoint such committees and...

      4. Proceedings

        1. 14.The quorum of the Commission shall be five members.

        2. 15.Subject to paragraph 16 below the Chair, if present, shall...

        3. 16.No person shall preside on any occasion when the Commission...

        4. 17.The business of the Commission shall be decided by a...

        5. 18.Subject to paragraph 14 above the Commission may act notwithstanding...

        6. 19.Subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule and to...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Contents of Reorganisation Schemes

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.In this Schedule a “scheme” means a reorganisation scheme, “the...

      2. Provisions relating to bishops

        1. 2.A scheme by which a new bishopric is to be...

        2. 3.A scheme by which a diocese is to be dissolved...

      3. Provisions relating to cathedral church etc.

        1. 4.(1) Where the scheme creates a new diocese or where...

        2. 5.(1) Where a scheme dissolves a diocese or the area...

      4. Provisions relating to abolition of bishoprics

        1. 6.(1) A scheme which abolishes a suffragan bishopric shall provide...

      5. Provisions relating to archdeaconries and deaneries

        1. 7.(1) A scheme by which a new diocese is to...

        2. 8.A scheme by which a diocese or archdeaconry is to...

      6. Provisions relating to patronage

        1. 9.(1) A scheme shall provide for transferring to the bishop...

      7. Provisions relating to diocesan synods and other bodies

        1. 10.(1) A scheme by which a new diocese is to...

        2. 11.A scheme by which a new diocese is to be...

        3. 12.(1) A scheme by which a diocese is to be...

      8. Provisions relating to property

        1. 13.(1) A scheme by which a new diocese is to...

        2. 14.Paragraph 13 above shall apply to a scheme by which...

      9. Provisions relating to records

        1. 15.A scheme may make provision for the transfer to the...

      10. Provisions relating to compensation

        1. 16.(1) A scheme which provides for the abolition or reduction...

      11. Provision relating to proceedings in consistory court

        1. 17.A scheme by which a diocese is dissolved or under...

      12. Provisions relating to supplementary, etc. matters

        1. 18.(1) A scheme may make such supplementary, incidental, consequential or...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Constitution and Procedure of the Mission and Pastoral Committee

      1. 1.There shall be a person to be known as “the...

      2. 2.The bishop, if he so wishes, may be a member...

      3. 3.Unless the bishop is the Chair, the Chair shall be...

      4. 4.All the archdeacons in the diocese shall be members or,...

      5. 5.Subject to paragraphs 1 to 4 above, the members of...

      6. 6.The written constitution of the committee shall provide for a...

      7. 7.Subject to paragraph 6 above, the committee may act notwithstanding...

      8. 8.The committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to...

      9. 9.The committee may delegate any of its functions to a...

      10. 10.The committee and any sub-committee shall have power to appoint...

      11. 11.The committee shall have power to make provision for the...

      12. 12.Subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule and to...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      The Church Buildings Council

      1. Membership

        1. 1.The Council shall consist of a person who shall be...

        2. 2.The following members shall be appointed by the Archbishops of...

        3. 3.Not more than two persons may be co-opted by the...

        4. 4.Three members shall be elected by the General Synod from...

        5. 5.The following persons shall not be eligible for membership of...

        6. 6.The Chair of the Council shall hold office for such...

        7. 7.Subject to paragraph 8 below, the other members of the...

        8. 8.The first appointments and elections of the members of the...

        9. 9.A member (other than the Chair) shall on ceasing to...

        10. 10.A member of the Council appointed under paragraph 2(b) above...

      2. Casual vacancies

        1. 11.Where a casual vacancy occurs among the Chair or the...

        2. 12.Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the...

        3. 13.Where a casual vacancy occurs among the co-opted members of...

        4. 14.Any person appointed or elected to fill a casual vacancy...

      3. Committees

        1. 15.The Council shall have power to appoint such committees and...

        2. 16.Persons who are not members of the Council may be...

        3. 17.Without prejudice to paragraph 15 above, there shall be a...

        4. 18.The Statutory Advisory Committee shall consist of a person who...

        5. 19.The Statutory Advisory Committee shall, on behalf of the Council,...

        6. 20.The Council may delegate such other functions to and seek...

        7. 21.The Statutory Advisory Committee shall report to the Council on...

        8. 22.The procedure of the Statutory Advisory Committee shall be as...

      4. Proceedings

        1. 23.The quorum of the Council shall be eight members.

        2. 24.The business of the Council shall be decided by a...

        3. 25.The Chair, if present, shall preside over meetings but, if...

        4. 26.Subject to paragraph 23 above, the Council may act notwithstanding...

        5. 27.Subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule, the Council...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Amendment of Pastoral Measure 1983

      1. 1.The Pastoral Measure 1983 (1983 No. 1) shall be amended...

      2. 2.In section 12(1)(b) for the words from the words “shall...

      3. 3.Any joint pastoral committee established or to be established under...

      4. 4.In section 20(4), for the word “designate” there shall be...

      5. 5.In section 21(3) for the word “designate” there shall be...

      6. 6.In section 24— (a) after subsection (1) there shall be...

      7. 7.In section 44— (a) any reference to the Advisory Board...

      8. 8.In section 52, that section shall become subsection (1) and...

      9. 9.In section 53— (a) in subsection (1)(a), for the words...

      10. 10.In section 54(2), for the words “, made and confirmed”...

      11. 11.In section 57(4) the words “or (c)” shall be omitted....

      12. 12.Section 64 of the 1983 Measure shall be amended as...

      13. 13.In section 67— (a) after subsection (5), there shall be...

      14. 14.For the heading to section 68 substitute— “ During suspension...

      15. 15.In section 70— (a) in the heading for “Benefices (Exercise...

      16. 16.In section 78(3) there shall be added at the end...

      17. 17.In section 86(1), in the definition of “parish”, after the...

      18. 18.In section 87— (a) the definition of “the Advisory Board”...

      19. 19.In section 90(3) after the words “section 3(1)” there shall...

      20. 20.In paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3 after the words “new...

      21. 21.In paragraph 4 of Schedule 4, for the words “confirmation...

      22. 22.Schedule 7 shall be amended as follows—

      23. 23.The redundant churches temporary maintenance account shall be renamed “the...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Transitional Provisions

      1. 1.In this Schedule “the 1978 Measure” means the Dioceses Measure...

      2. 2.Any reorganisation scheme made under section 6 and confirmed by...

      3. 3.Any instrument made by a bishop under section 10 of...

      4. 4.Where any proposal has been made by a bishop under...

      5. 5.Any scheme made under section 11 of the 1978 Measure...

      6. 6.Where, on the coming into force of Parts III and...

      7. 7.Any pastoral scheme or order or redundancy scheme made, but...

      8. 8.Any pastoral committee or diocesan redundant churches uses committee for...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Repeals

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