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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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Pastoral church buildings schemes

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

Section 46 shall be amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (1), for the words from the beginning of the subsection to the beginning of paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the following words “Where the Commissioners are satisfied that a new church or place of worship is to be provided in the area of a benefice to take the place of a church building or church buildings in that area which should thereupon be declared closed for regular public worship and where the Commissioners, after consulting the Church Buildings Council, are satisfied with the proposals made for the future of the church building or any of the church buildings to be closed, then a pastoral church buildings scheme may further provide—”;

(b)in subsection (2), all the words following the words “diocesan board of finance”, where they first appear, shall be omitted; and

(c)subsections (3) to (6) shall be omitted.

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

Section 47 shall be amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (2), for the words “Advisory Board” there shall be substituted the words “Church Buildings Council”; and

(b)after subsection (3) there shall be inserted a new subsection—

(3A)Where a pastoral church buildings scheme contains a declaration of closure of a church for regular public worship and the church is neither a listed building nor situated in a conservation area, and the Commissioners are satisfied with the proposals for the future of the building, the scheme may provide for the demolition of the building closed for regular public worship and for any of the matters for which section 51(4) makes provision and section 51(5) to (11) shall apply accordingly..

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