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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

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10Judges: appointment

(1)The following persons are both the judges of the Arches Court of Canterbury and the judges of the Chancery Court of York—

(a)the judge appointed as mentioned in subsection (2), and

(b)the chancellor of each diocese in each province, other than the chancellor of the diocese in Europe.

(2)The judge referred to in subsection (1)(a) is appointed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York acting jointly with the approval of Her Majesty signified by warrant under the sign manual.

(3)That judge is to continue to be known as the Dean of the Arches and Auditor, being styled as—

(a)Dean of the Arches, in relation to the jurisdiction in the province of Canterbury, and

(b)Auditor, in relation to the jurisdiction in the province of York.

(4)A person may be appointed as the Dean of the Arches and Auditor only if the person—

(a)holds or has held high judicial office, or

(b)has the qualifications required for appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal.

(5)A lay person may be appointed as the Dean of the Arches and Auditor only if the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are satisfied that the person is a communicant.

(6)Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to proceedings on an appeal under section 20 of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003; for provision as to the judges of each Court in proceedings of that kind, see section 3 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963.

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