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New Parishes Measure 1943

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29 Interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Measure unless the context otherwise requires—

  • the expression “bishop” in relation to any church, parish, district or other area or place means the bishop of the diocese in which the church, parish, district or other area or place is situated, or if the parish, district, area or place is situated partly in one diocese and partly in another, the bishop of each such diocese;

  • [F1the expression “Commissioners” means the Church Commissioners;

  • the expression “diocesan board of finance” means the diocesan board of finance for the diocese in which the property in question is situated;]

  • the expression “ecclesiastical district” includes any parish whether ancient or new, and any district formed under the Church Building Acts 1818 to 1884 or the New Parishes Acts 1843 to 1844 or this Measure, and any other ecclesiastical parish or district the minister whereof has a separate cure of souls;

  • the expression “ecclesiastical dues” includes offerings and oblations;

  • the expression “full consideration” means the best consideration that could reasonably be expected to be obtained;

  • the expression “house of residence” includes the site thereof and any land occupied or to be occupied therewith as a garden or glebe;

  • the expression “incumbent” includes any minister with cure of souls;

  • the expression “land” includes any hereditaments corporeal or incorporeal of any tenure.

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(3)In the case of any parish or place in which there is no church nor any person known to be or claiming to be patron of the ancient church or advowson (if any) of the parish or place, the parish or place shall for the purposes of the provisions of this Measure relating to the constitution of new parishes and districts be treated as if it were an extra parochial place.

(4)This Measure shall apply to any new parish or district constituted before the passing of this Measure under the New Parishes Acts 1843 to 1884 as if it had been constituted under the corresponding provisions of this Measure.

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