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Benefices (Sequestrations) Measure 1933

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2 Powers of sequestrators during vacancies.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)During a vacancy in a benefice the sequestrators may, subject to the provisions of this Measure, from time to time out of the income thereof which shall accrue during the vacancy, make provision for—

(i)the proper care and custody of the house of residence of the benefice;

(ii)the upkeep of any garden, kitchen garden, orchard or other land belonging to and occupied together with such house of residence;

(iii)the remuneration payable in respect of any professional assistance required by them in connection with their duties; and

(iv)the payment of interest upon moneys borrowed by them for any purpose for which provision has to be made by them under this Measure or otherwise.

(2)The powers conferred by this section—

(i)shall be exerciseable in any benefice only with the approval of the bishop of the diocese in which the benefice is situate, who may, at his discretion, either give a general approval of the said powers or some of them being exercised or sanction only particular items of expenditure; and

(ii)shall be exercised in such manner and to such extent as the bishop shall direct in any case where he shall think it desirable to give directions.

(3)The bishop of a diocese may delegate all the powers conferred on him by this section so far as they relate to the benefices within a particular archdeaconry to the archdeacon of that archdeaconry, and may revoke any such delegation.

(4)Subject to the rights of an outgoing incumbent, or the representatives of a deceased incumbent, the produce of any garden, kitchen garden, orchard, or other land belonging to and occupied together with the house of residence of a vacant benefice may be sold by the sequestrators, the proceeds of sale being treated as part of the income of the benefice.

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