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Pluralities Act 1838

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LXXXBishops may enforce Two Services on Sundays in certain Cases.

And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Bishop, in his Discretion, to order that there shall be Two full Services, each of such Services, if the Bishop shall so direct, to include a Sermon or Lecture on every Sunday throughout the Year, or any Part thereof, in the Church or Chapel of every or any Benefice within his Diocese, whatever may be the annual Value or the Population thereof; and also in the Church or Chapel of every Parish or Chapelry, where a Benefice is composed of Two or more Parishes or Chapelries, in which there shall be a Church or Chapel, if the annual Value of the Benefice arising from that Parish or Chapelry shall amount to One hundred and fifty Pounds, and the Population of that Parish or Chapelry shall amount to Four hundred Persons: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be taken to repeal or affect the Provisions of am Act passed in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King -George the Third, intituled An Act for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes, by which the Bishop of any Diocese is empowered to direct the Performance of a Third or additional Service in the several Churches or Chapels within his Diocese under the Circumstances therein mentioned.

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