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7Bishop's pastoral orderE

(1)After Part 5 of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 insert—

PART 5A EBISHOP'S PASTORAL ORDER

54ABishop's pastoral order

(1)The bishop may by order provide for any of the following matters—

(a)the alteration or definition of the boundaries of an extra- parochial place;

(b)the alteration of the name of a benefice or parish;

(c)the holding in plurality of two or more benefices;

(d)the creation or alteration of an archdeaconry;

(e)the dissolution of a vacant archdeaconry;

(f)the creation, alteration or dissolution of a deanery;

(g)the alteration of the name of an archdeaconry or deanery;

(h)the termination of a group ministry by abolishing the rights and duties attaching to the benefices in the group under section 35;

(i)the alteration of a team ministry by abolishing an office of vicar which is vacant or increasing the number of the offices of vicar;

(j)the alteration of a team ministry by transferring a right of patronage held by the diocesan board of patronage;

(k)the designation of the first incumbent of a new benefice or of two or more benefices to be held in plurality;

(l)the designation of a house as the place of residence of a vicar in a team ministry;

(m)the designation of a parsonage house as such.

(2)An order under this section is referred to as a “bishop's pastoral order”.

(3)A bishop's pastoral order which provides for the creation of a new archdeaconry or deanery must name the archdeaconry or deanery.

(4)Before making a bishop's pastoral order, the bishop must consult—

(a)the mission and pastoral committee in the diocese, and

(b)such other persons, groups of persons or organisations as the bishop thinks fit.

54BSupplementary provisions

(1)A bishop's pastoral order may contain such supplementary or consequential provisions as appear to the bishop to be necessary or expedient for giving effect to the purposes of the order.

(2)A bishop's pastoral order must, where the bishop considers it appropriate, have a map or plan annexed showing the changes made by the order.

(3)A bishop's pastoral order may provide that the order, or a specified provision of it, is to come into operation on a specified date or on the happening of a specified event or contingency; and different dates, events or contingencies may be specified for different provisions.

(4)A bishop's pastoral order must be signed by the bishop or a person authorised by the bishop.

(5)The bishop must send a copy of a bishop's pastoral order to the Commissioners.

(6)Where a bishop's pastoral order makes provision for the holding in plurality of two or more benefices, section 32 applies in relation to the order as it applies in relation to a pastoral scheme making such provision.

54CAmendment and revocation

(1)A bishop's pastoral order may be amended or revoked by a subsequent bishop's pastoral order.

(2)An amending order may provide for any matters for which provision could have been made by the order to be amended.

(3)A bishop's pastoral order, or a specified provision of it, may be amended or revoked under this section before it comes into operation.

(4)Where a bishop's pastoral order has made provision for the holding in plurality of two or more benefices and the provision has been terminated, the bishop may, by instrument, make such consequential amendments to the order as the bishop thinks fit.

(5)The bishop must send a copy of an instrument under subsection (4) to the Commissioners.

(2)In section 87 of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 (the title to which becomes “ Restrictions on presentation pending making of pastoral schemes or orders or bishop's pastoral orders ”), after subsection (3) insert—

(3A)Where the bishop proposes to make a bishop's pastoral order containing provision under section 54A(1)(k) (designation of first incumbent of a new benefice or of two or more benefices to be held in plurality)—

(a)the bishop must give notice of the proposal to the patron concerned, and

(b)the patron's right of presentation to the new benefice or benefices may not be exercised after the date on which the bishop gives notice under paragraph (a) until the order containing the provision comes into operation.

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