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Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

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104Pluralities not be authorised except under this Measure

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Measure, no person shall hold benefices in plurality except in pursuance of a pastoral scheme or order.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this Measure, no person shall hold a cathedral preferment with a benefice or with two or more benefices authorised to be held in plurality by a pastoral scheme or order, unless the cathedral statutes so provide or allow.

(3)No person shall hold cathedral preferment in more than one cathedral.

(4)If any person accepts any benefice or cathedral preferment and such acceptance would, but for this subsection, result in him or her holding offices in contravention of this section, he or she shall, on his or her admission to the benefice or preferment, be deemed to vacate the office or offices previously held by him or her.

(5)In this section—

  • “benefice” includes the office of a vicar in a team ministry;

  • “cathedral preferment” means the office of dean, residentiary canon or stipendiary canon in any cathedral;

  • “cathedral statutes” includes a charter or local Act relating to the cathedral;

  • “office” means a benefice or cathedral preferment.

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