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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

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59Buildings licensed for public worship before 1 March 1993

(1)This section applies where the bishop of a diocese considers that circumstances have arisen which make it desirable that a building which was licensed for public worship before 1 March 1993 should be subject to the faculty jurisdiction.

(2)The bishop may by order direct that the building is to be subject to the jurisdiction of the consistory court of the diocese during such period as the order may specify.

(3)Where an order under this section is made, the building and its furnishings and contents are, during the period specified in the order, to be subject to the jurisdiction of the consistory court of the diocese as though the building were a consecrated church.

(4)An order under this section does not—

(a)make unlawful any act done before the order was made, or

(b)require the grant of a faculty to confirm such an act.

(5)The bishop of a diocese may by order vary or revoke an order made under this section in relation to the diocese.

(6)The bishop of a diocese must send each order he or she makes under this section to the registrar of the diocese; and the registrar must file each order in the diocesan registry.

(7)The registrar is entitled to such fees as may be authorised by an order under section 86 for—

(a)filing an order under subsection (6);

(b)permitting a search for and inspection of an order filed under that subsection;

(c)providing a copy of an order filed under that subsection.

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