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(1)A clerk in Holy Orders who has executed a deed of relinquishment, the vacation of the enrolment of which has been recorded under this Measure, shall, during a period of two years after the date of the recording of the vacation, be incapable of holding any benefice or other preferment including the office of a curate licensed under seal, but, subject as aforesaid, may to such extent and under such conditions as the bishop of any diocese may determine, officiate as a minister in such diocese under the permission of such bishop.
(2)After the said period of two years such clerk shall be capable of holding any benefice or other preferment as aforesaid in any diocese, subject to the consent of the bishop of such diocese being first obtained, and so that a consent given under this subsection may be either a general consent or consent given in respect of some particular benefice or preferment.
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