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Clerical Disabilities Act 1870

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3 Execution and inrolment of deed of relinquishment.E+W+S+N.I.

Any person admitted (before or after the passing of this Act) to the office of minister in the Church of England may, after having resigned any and every preferment held by him, do the following things:—

(1)He may execute a deed of relinquishment in the form given in the second schedule to this Act:

(2)He may cause the same to be inrolled in the High Court of Chancery:

(3)He may deliver an office copy of the inrolment to the bishop of the diocese in which he last held a preferment, or if he has not held any preferment then to the bishop of the diocese in which he is resident, in either case stating his place of residence:

(4)He may give notice of his having so done to the archbishop of the province in which that diocese is situate.

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