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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

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32Registrars: term of office

(1)The term of a person’s appointment as registrar of a province or diocese ends with the day on which the person reaches—

(a)the age of 70, or

(b)such lower age as the House of Bishops may specify in regulations.

(2)Provision made in regulations under subsection (1)(b) does not apply to a person who, at the date on which the provision comes into force, is the holder of an office to which the provision applies.

(3)The registrar of a province may resign the office by instrument in writing signed by him or her and addressed to, and served on, the archbishop of the province.

(4)The registrar of a diocese may resign the office by instrument in writing signed by him or her and addressed to, and served on, the bishop of the diocese.

(5)An instrument of the kind referred to in subsection (3) or (4) must specify the date on which the resignation is to take effect; and that date must be—

(a)at least twelve months after the service of the instrument, or

(b)such earlier date as the archbishop or bishop in question may allow.

(6)The archbishop of a province may, with the consent of the other archbishop, terminate the appointment of a person as registrar of the province; the power is exercisable by instrument in writing signed by the archbishop and addressed to, and served on, the person.

(7)The bishop of a diocese may, with the consent of the archbishop of the province in which the diocese is situated, terminate the appointment of a person as registrar of the diocese; the power is exercisable by instrument in writing signed by the bishop and addressed to, and served on, the person.

(8)An instrument of the kind referred to in subsection (6) or (7) must specify the date on which the termination is to take effect; and that date must be at least twelve months after the service of the instrument.

(9)Regulations under this section—

(a)must be laid before the General Synod, and

(b)may not come into force unless they have been approved by the Synod.

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