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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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62Interpretation

(1)In this Measure, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “the 1983 Measure” means the Pastoral Measure 1983 (1983 No. 1);

  • “charity” has the meaning assigned to it by section 78(2) of the Charities Act 2006 (c. 50);

  • the Commissioners” means the Church Commissioners;

  • “functions” includes powers and duties;

  • “mission” means the whole mission of the Church of England, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical;

  • “mission and pastoral committee” means the committee established under section 52(1) above;

  • “pastoral church buildings scheme” has the meaning assigned to it by section 23(2) above; and

  • “pastoral scheme” and “pastoral order” have the same meanings as in the 1983 Measure.

(2)Without prejudice to subsection (1) above, other expressions in Parts VI, VII and this Part of this Measure shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the same meaning as in the 1983 Measure.

(3)Section 83 of the 1983 Measure shall apply to any documents required to be sent under this Measure as it applies to the documents referred to in that section and where any document is required to be sent under this Measure or under the 1983 Measure to the Commissioners it shall be addressed to the Secretary of the Commissioners.

(4)Any reference in any Measure or other enactment or in any instrument or document to the Council for the Care of Churches shall be construed as a reference to the Church Buildings Council and any rights, powers and duties exercisable by or imposed on the Council for the Care of Churches immediately before the coming into force of section 54(1) above shall, from that date, be exercisable by or imposed on the Church Buildings Council.

(5)Any reference in any Measure or other enactment or in any instrument or document to the pastoral committee or a redundant churches uses committee of a diocese shall be construed as a reference to the mission and pastoral committee.

(6)Any reference in the 1983 Measure or in any other enactment or instrument or document to redundancy, in relation to a church, declaring a church redundant, a declaration of redundancy or redundant church, building or property shall be construed as a reference to closure for regular public worship, declaring a building closed for regular public worship, a declaration of closure for regular public worship or a building closed for regular public worship, as the case may be and any reference to a redundancy scheme shall be construed as a reference to a pastoral (church buildings disposal) scheme.

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