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Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1841

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IIIHonorary Preferment may be held with Two Benefices.

And be it enacted, That the holding of an Honorary Canonry, or of any Prebend, Dignity, or Office, not now in any Manner endowed, or whereof the Lands, Tithes, or other Hereditaments, Endowments, or Emoluments shall have been vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, or which may hereafter be endowed to an Amount not exceeding Twenty Pounds by the Year, shall not be construed to prevent the holding therewith of more Benefices than One ; and that no such Prebend, Dignity, or Office, which was vacant on the Thirteenth Day of August last, or became so at any Time since, shall be deemed to have lapsed by reason of such Vacancy, but hath remained and shall remain in the Patronage of the Archbishop or Bishop of the Diocese for the Time being until a Successor shall be collated thereto; and that every such Prebend, Dignity, or Office, which shall hereafter become vacant, and every such Honorary Canonry, shall in like Manner be and remain in the Patronage of the Archbishop or Bishop of the Diocese for the Time being until a Successor shall be collated thereto ; any Royal Prerogative, Statute, Canon, or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

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