Search Legislation

Church of Scotland Courts Act 1863

 Help about what version

What Version

 Help about opening options

Opening Options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

1When a Libel found relevant against a Minister, Presbytery may require and enjoin him to abstain from the Discharge of his Functions.

Whenever any Presbytery or other Court of the Church of Scotland shall have found a Libel relevant, charging the Minister of any Parish with immoral Conduct or with Error in Doctrine, and shall have resolved to proceed to a Proof of the said Libel, it is hereby declared and enacted that it is and shall be held to be the Right of the said Presbytery to pronounce a Deliverance requiring and enjoining such Minister to abstain from the Exercise and Discharge of all Ministerial Functions of his Office as Minister of the Parish until the Libel shall have been fully investigated and finally disposed of; and in the event of an Appeal against such Deliverance the same shall continue in force until the same shall have been recalled by the Court of Appeal; and the Ordinances of Religion in the said Parish shall, so long as such Deliverance is unrecalled, be administered in the same Way as if the Parish were vacant by the Decease of the Minister thereof: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall affect the Right of such Minister to his Stipend.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources