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An Act for amending the Law relating to Sequestration of Ecclesiastical Benefices.
[13th July 1871]
Such of the provisons of the Act specified in the schedule to this Act as are described in Part I. of that schedule and all provisons of that Act relative thereto shall have effect for purposes of this Act F2...
Such of the provisions of the Act specified in the schedule to this Act as are described in Part II. of that schedule and all provisions of that Act relative thereto shall apply in every case where a curate is appointed under this Act.
In case any such sequestration remains in force for more than six months, the bishop, if it appears to him that scandal or inconvenience is likely to arise from the incumbent continuing to perform the services of the church while the sequestration remains in force, may, from and after the expiration of such period, inhibit the incumbent from performing any services of the church within the diocese as long as the sequestration shall remain in force, and the bishop may at any time withdraw such inhibition.
During the continuance of any sequestration it shall not be lawful for the incumbent of the benefice under sequestration to accept or be instituted or licensed to any other benefice or preferment, the acceptance of or institution or licensing to which would avoid or vacate the benefice so under sequestration, unless with the consent in writing of the bishop of the diocese and the sequestrator.
This Act shall not extend to Scotland or Ireland.
This Act may be cited as “The Sequestration Act 1871”.
Sections 2, 4.
|Section one hundred and seven.||Provisions relating to bishops to apply to archbishops in their own dioceses.|
|Section one hundred and eight.||Power of archbishops and bishops as to exempt or peculiar benefices, &c.|
|Section one hundred and nine.||Where jurisdiction is given to bishop, &c., all concurrent jurisdiction to cease.|
Non-resident incumbents neglecting to appoint curates, the bishop to appoint.
As far as the same relates to the residence of curates.
|Section seventy-six||Curate to reside on benefices under certain circumstances.|
|. . . F5||. . . F5|
|Section ninety-seven||Curate not to quit curacy without three months’ notice to incumbent and bishop, under a penalty.|
|Section one hundred and two||Licenses to curates and revocations thereof to be entered in the registry of the diocese.|
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