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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

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49Role of churchwardens in recording information

(1)The churchwardens in each parish must continue to maintain the terrier and inventory which they were maintaining under section 4(1)(a) of the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (“the 1991 Measure”) immediately before the commencement of this section, being respectively—

(a)a full terrier of all land appertaining to the church, and

(b)a full inventory of all articles appertaining to the church.

(2)The churchwardens in each parish must continue to maintain the log-book which they were maintaining under section 4(1)(b) of the 1991 Measure immediately before the commencement of this section, being a log-book which has inserted in it a full note of—

(a)all alterations, additions and repairs to, and other events affecting, the church and the land and articles appertaining to it, and

(b)the location of any other documents not kept with the log-book and which relate to those alterations, additions, repairs or events.

(3)In carrying out the duty under subsection (1) or (2), the churchwardens must act in consultation with the minister.

(4)The form of the terrier, inventory and log-book must accord with such recommendations as the Church Buildings Council may make.

(5)The churchwardens must send a copy of the inventory to such person as the bishop of the diocese may from time to time designate.

(6)The churchwardens must notify the person designated under subsection (5) of any alterations to the inventory at such intervals as the bishop may direct.

(7)In the case of a parish which has more than one church, this section applies in relation to each church.

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