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Pluralities Act 1838

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IINot more than Two Preferments to be held together;

And be it enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act no Spiritual Person holding more Benefices than One shall accept and take to hold therewith any Cathedral Preferment or any other Benefice ; and that no Spiritual Person holding any Cathedral Preferment and also holding any Benefice shall accept and take to hold therewith any other Cathedral Preferment or any other Benefice ; and that no Spiritual Person holding any Preferment in any Cathedral or Collegiate Church shall accept and take to hold therewith any Preferment in any other Cathedral or Collegiate Church ; any Law, Canon, Custom, Usage, or Dispensation to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, that nothing herein-before contained shall be construed to prevent any Archdeacon from holding, together with his Archdeaconry, Two Benefices, under the Limitations herein-after mentioned with respect to Distance, joint yearly Value, and Population, and One of which Benefices shall be situate within the Diocese of which his Archdeaconry forms a Part, or One Cathedral Preferment in any Cathedral or Collegiate Church of the Diocese of which his Archdeaconry forms a Part, and One Benefice situate within such Diocese, or to prevent any Spiritual Person holding any Cathedral Preferment, with or without a Benefice, from holding therewith any Office in the same Cathedral or Collegiate Church the Duties of which are statutably or accustomably performed by the Spiritual Persons holding such Preferment.

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