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Inspection of Churches Measure 1955

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1[F1Diocesan synods] to establish schemes for inspection of churches.E

(1)As soon as may be after the passing of this Measure and in any case not later than three years thereafter the [F1diocesan synod] of every diocese to which this Measure applies shall establish a scheme to provide for the inspection of every church in the diocese at least once in every five years.

(2)Every scheme:—

(a)shall provide for the establishment of a fund by means of contributions from parochial, diocesan or other sources;

(b)shall provide for the payment out of such fund or otherwise of the cost of the inspection of churches in the diocese;

(c)shall provide for the appointment of [F2a qualified person or persons] approved by the advisory committee to inspect the churches in the diocese and to make a report on every church inspected;

(d)shall provide in the case of every church inspected for a copy of the report so made to be sent to the archdeacon of the archdeaconry [F2, to the parochial church council of the parish in which the church is situate and to the incumbent of the benefice comprising that parish and to the secretary of the advisory committee of the diocese], in which the church is situate; and

(e)may contain such other provisions not inconsistent with this Measure as the [F1diocesan synod] shall think fit.

(3)The [F1diocesan synod] shall have power at any time or times to establish a further scheme taking the place of any prior scheme but so that every such further scheme shall be for the purpose specified in subsection (1) of this section and shall comply with the provisions of subsection (2) thereof.

(4)Any scheme made in pursuance of this section and passed at a meeting of the [F1diocesan synod] shall be signed by the Chairman of that meeting and shall come into operation as from the date on which it is so signed.

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F2Words in s. 1(2)(c) inserted for the words "an architect or architects" (1.3.1993) by Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1, SIF 21:8), s. 3, Sch. 3 para. 2(a) (with s. 31(6)); Archbishops' Instrument made16.2.1993

Words in s. 1(2)(d) substituted (1.3.1993) by Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1, SIF 21:8), s. 3, Sch. 3 para. 2(b) (with s. 31(6)); Archbishops' Instrument dated16.2.1993

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