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Church Building Act 1822

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XICommissioners may, in case of Division of Parishes, apportion Charitable Gifts and Debts.

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, in every Case in which they shall be of Opinion' that it will be expedient to divide, or in which the said Commissioners shall have divided any Parish or Place into Two or more distinct and separate Parishes, District Parishes or Chapelries, for Ecclesiastical Purposes, under the Provisions of the said recited Acts; to apportion, if the Commissioners shall in their Discretion think it expedient, among such separate Divisions of any such Parish or Place so. made separate or District Parishes or Chapelries for Ecclesiastical Purposes, any charitable Bequests or Gifts which shall have been made or given to any such Parish or Place, or the Produce thereof; and in any such case, to direct that the Distribution of the Proportions of such Bequests or Gifts, or the Produce thereof, as shall be so apportioned to any such separate Divisions of any such Parish, shall be made and distributed by the Spiritual Person serving the Church or Chapel of any such separate Divisions, or the Church or Chapelwardens, or Select Vestry of any such separate Divisions, either jointly or severally, as the Commissioners may in their Discretion (regard being had to the Nature of the Bequest or Gift and the Application thereof) think expedient; and also to apportion among such separate Divisions, any Debts which may have been before the Period of such Apportionment contracted or charged upon the Credit of any Church Rates in such Parish or Place, regard being had in all such Apportionments to the Circumstances of such Parish or Place, and of the respective Divisions thereof so made separate and distinct for Ecclesiastical Purposes as aforesaid; and all such Apportionments shall fee registered in the Registry of the Diocese in which the Parish or Place shall be locally situate, and Duplicates thereof shall Be deposited with the Churchwardens of each such separate Districts as' aforesaid, in respect of or in relation to which any such Apportionments aforesaid shall have been made.

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