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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

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28Provincial registrar: continuation of office

(1)For the province of Canterbury, there is to continue to be an office the holder of which is known as the registrar of the province of Canterbury; and the holder of that office is also the legal adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

(2)For the province of York, there is to continue to be an office the holder of which is known as the registrar of the province of York; and the holder of that office is also the legal adviser to the Archbishop of York.

(3)The registrar of a province is appointed by the archbishop of the province.

(4)The registrar of the province of Canterbury must exercise the functions conferred or imposed by or under an enactment or Canon on that registrar or on the registrar of the Arches Court of Canterbury.

(5)The registrar of the province of York must exercise the functions conferred or imposed by or under an enactment or Canon on that registrar or on the registrar of the Chancery Court of York.

(6)The office of registrar of a province may be held by two persons jointly; but either of those persons may exercise any of the functions mentioned in subsection (4) or (5).

(7)The references in subsections (4) and (5) to functions conferred or imposed on the registrar include a reference to any function which—

(a)had been exercisable by the archbishop’s legal secretary before the abolition of that office under section 6(4) of the Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers Measure 1976, and

(b)was exercisable by the registrar by virtue of section 3(2) of that Measure immediately before the commencement of this section.

(8)Before appointing a person as the registrar of a province, the archbishop of the province must consult the Archbishops’ Council if the person would, in acting under that appointment, be exercising—

(a)functions exercisable as Joint Registrar of the General Synod (see Article 4(3) of the Constitution of the General Synod in Schedule 2 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969), or

(b)functions relating to or connected with the election or choice of members of either Convocation or the House of Laity of the General Synod.

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