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Inspection of Churches Measure 1955

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Inspection of Churches Measure 1955

1955 No. 1 3 and 4 Eliz 2

A Measure passed by the National Assembly of the Church of England. To Provide for the establishment of schemes for the inspection of churches by architects at least once in every five years; and for purposes connected therewith.

[29th March 1955]

Whereas by the Constitutions and Canons Ecclesiastical of the Church of England it was provided that the churchwardens should take care to provide that churches be well and sufficiently repaired, kept and maintained, and that every archdeacon should survey the churches of his jurisdiction once in every three years in his own person or cause the same to be done:

And whereas all powers, duties and liabilities of the churchwardens relating to the care, maintenance, preservation and insurance of the fabric of the church have been transferred to and are vested in the parochial church council:

And whereas it is expedient that every church should by inspected by an architect at least once in every five years.

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C1Act applied (1. 8. 1991) by Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991 (No. 2), s. 7(3);Archbishops' Instrument made 26.7.1991

Act (except ss. 1A, 2(2)(3), 3, 4, 5) extended (with modifications) (1.7.2001) by 1999 No. 2, s. 3(4); Instrument dated 21.6.2001 made by the archbishops of Canterbury and York

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I1Measure not in force at Royal Assent. Act wholly in force at 1.3.1993.

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