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Welsh Church Act 1914

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Disestablishment and Vesting and Distribution of Property

    1. Disestablishment

      1. 1. Disestablishment and prohibition of future appointments.

      2. 2. Ecclesiastical corporations and bishops.

      3. 3. Ecclesiastical law and courts.

    2. Vesting of Property

      1. 4. Vesting of property.

      2. 5. Apportionment of property by Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne’s Bounty.

      3. 6. Powers and liabilities of Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Queen Anne’s Bounty after disestablishment.

      4. 7. Private benefactions.

    3. Distribution of Property

      1. 8. Distribution of property by Welsh Commissioners.

    4. Border Parishes

      1. 9. Provisions as to border parishes.

  3. Part II Welsh Commissioners and Representative Body

    1. Welsh Commissioners

      1. 10. Appointment of Commissioners.

      2. 11. Powers and procedure of Commissioners.

      3. 12. Appeal to the King in Council.

    2. Constitution of Representative Body

      1. 13. Power to hold synods and constitute representative body.

  4. Part III Existing Interests: Compensation: Application of Residue

    1. Provisions as to existing Interests, and Compensation therefor

      1. 14. Provisions as to existing interests.

      2. 15. Provisions as to tithe rentcharge.

      3. 16. Compensation to lay patrons.

      4. 17. Compensation to lay holders of freehold offices.

      5. 18. Provisions as to commutation.

    2. Application of Residue

      1. 19. Application of residue of property.

  5. Part IV Supplemental

    1. 20. First fruits and tenths.

    2. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    3. 22. Provision as to trusts.

    4. 23.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 24. Supplemental provisions as to burial grounds.

    6. 25. Powers of vestries and churchwardens.

    7. 26. Powers of incumbents with respect to property in which they have existing interest.

    8. 27. Powers of management and sale.

    9. 28. Supplemental provisions as to tithe rentcharge.

    10. 29. Delivery up of and access to books and documents.

    11. 30. Borrowing powers.

    12. 31. Accounts of Welsh Commissioners and audit.

    13. 32. Provisions as to vesting of stock and copyhold land.

    14. 33. Provisions as to building charges.

    15. 34. Power to settle differences and make adjustments.

    16. 35. Adjustment of debts and liabilities.

    17. 36. Arbitration.

    18. 37. Appointment of notaries public.

    19. 38. Interpretation.

    20. 39. Short title.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      1. Part I Property vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners which is to be deemed Welsh Ecclesiastical Property

        1. (1) Property which does not belong to and is not...

      2. Part II Adjustments

        1. (1) The Ecclesiastical Commissioners shall exchange such property comprised in...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Property vested in Queen Anne’s Bounty which is to be deemed Welsh Ecclesiastical Property

      1. Property which belongs to or is appropriated to the use...

      2. Two-thirds of each grant made by Queen Anne’s Bounty out...

    3. THIRD SCHEDULE

      1. Part I Property which may be transferred by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to the Representative Body

        1. Property vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners which has by them...

      2. Part II Property which may be transferred by Queen Anne’s Bounty to the Representative Body

        1. Property vested in Queen Anne’s Bounty which has by them...

      3. Part III Property a Perpetual Annuity of the Annual Value of which may be charged on the Common Fund of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners

        1. (1) Charges on the common fund of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners...

      4. Part IV Limit of Amount which may be granted in any Year by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to the Representative Body

        1. A sum equal to the average amount granted by the...

    4. FOURTH SCHEDULE

      Method of Calculating Existing Interests for purposes of Commutation

      1. (1) The value of the existing interest of the holder...

    5. FIFTH SCHEDULE

      Method of calculating Annuity to which Holder of an Ecclesiastical Office is entitled in lieu of Existing Interest which has been Commuted

      1. (1) The annuity shall be an amount equal—

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