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An Act to abolish the jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical Courts . . .F1 in England and Ireland in certain Cases of Brawling.
[3rd July 1860]
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Any person who shall be guilty of riotous, violent, or indecent behaviour in England or Ireland in any cathedral church, parish or district church or chapel of the Church of England . . . F3, or in any chapel of any religious denomination, or in England in any places of religious worship duly certified under the provisions of the M1Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, whether during the celebration of divine service or at any other time, or in any churchyard or burial ground, or who shall molest, let, disturb, vex, or trouble, or by any other unlawful means disquiet or misuse any preacher duly authorized to preach therein, or any clergyman in holy orders ministering or celebrating any sacrament, or any divine service, rite, or office, in any cathedral, church, or chapel, or in any churchyard or burial ground, shall, on conviction thereof before two justices of the peace, be liable to a penalty of not more than [F4level 1 on the standard scale]for every such offence, or may, if the justices before whom he shall be convicted think fit, instead of being subjected to any pecuniary penalty, be committed to prison for any time not exceeding two months.
Every such offender in the premises after the said mis-demeanor socommitted immediately and forthwith may be apprehended and taken by any [F5constable or]churchwarden of the parish or place where the saidoffence shall be committed, and taken before a justice of the peace ofthe county or place where the said offence shall have been socommitted, to be dealt with according to law.
Provided also, that nothing herein contained shall limit, restrain or abolish the power possessed by the ordinary over the fabric of any church or over the churchyard or burial ground connected therewith.
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