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Inspection of Churches Measure 1955

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6 Interpretation.E

In this Measure the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them:—

  • advisory committee” means the advisory committee for the care of churches of the diocese in question appointed under the [F1M1Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964];

  • “the bishop” when used with reference to a church means the bishop of the diocese in which the church is situate (including during a vacancy in the see the guardian of the spiritualities thereof);

  • [F2church” means—

    (a)

    any parish church other than one to which the Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 applies;

    (b)

    any other church or chapel (not being a cathedral church to which the Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 applies or a church or chapel which is not subject to the jurisdiction of the bishop of a diocese or the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford) which has been consecrated for the purpose of public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England; and

    (c)

    any building licensed for public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England other than—

    (i)

    a building which is in a university, college, school, hospital or public or charitable institution but which has not been designated under section 29(2) of the 1983 Measure as a parish centre of worship;

    (ii)

    a building which has been excluded from the provisions of this Measure by direction of the bishop with the approval of the advisory committee; and

    (iii)

    a building used solely for the purpose of religious services relating to burial or cremation;]

  • “diocese” in the case of the diocese of Winchester does not include the Channel Islands.

  • [F3qualified person” means a person registered under the Architects Registration Acts 1931 to 1969 or a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified as a chartered building surveyor;

  • ruin” means any site comprising the remains of any building above the surface of the land, not being—

    (a)

    a monument (within the meaning of section 3 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964); or

    (b)

    a site which is for the time being used for the purpose of public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England]

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F1Words substituted by virtue of Interpretation Measure 1925 (No. 1), s. 1

F2The definition of "church" in s. 6 inserted (1.3.1993) by Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1, SIF 21:8), s. 3, Sch. 3 para. 5(a) (with s. 31(6)); Archbishops' Instrument dated16.2.1993

F3The definitions of "qualified person" and "ruin" in s. 6 inserted (1.3.1993) by Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1, SIF 21:8), s. 3, Sch. 3 para. 5(b) (with s. 31(6)); Archbishops' Instrument dated16.2.1993

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