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New Parishes Acts and Church Building Acts Amendment Act 1869

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And pews, &c. subject as pews of ancient parish churches.

5From and after every such surrender to the said bishop or commissioners, the pews or sittings, pew or sitting, affected thereby shall, to the extent of the rights or powers expressed to be surrendered, be subject to the same laws as to all rights and property therein as the pews and sittings of ancient parish churches are now subject to : Provided that if the church or chapel be not consecrated such pews or sittings, pew or sitting, shall belong absolutely to the bishop and his successors or to the said commissioners, as the case may be, until the consecration of the said church or chapel, and from and after the consecration thereof the right of the said bishop or commissioners shall cease, and the said pews or sittings shall be subject to the same laws as to all rights and property therein as the pews and sittings of ancient parish churches.

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