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Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1841

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XXVIIIAct not to apply to Saint Asaph and Bangor, &c.

And be it enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall, except as herein-after specified, extend or apply to the Dioceses or Cathedral Churches of Saint Asaph and Bangor or either of them ; and that an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act for protecting the Revenues of vacant Ecclesiastical Dignities, Prebends, Canonries, and Benefices without Cure of Souls, and for preventing the Lapse thereof during the pending . Inquiries respecting the State of the Established Church in England and Wales, and another Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act for suspending for One Year Appointments to certain Dignities and Offices in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and to Sinecure Rectories, and such Parts of another Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to suspend until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty certain Cathedral and other Ecclesiastical Preferments, and the Operation of the new Arrangement of Dioceses upon the existing Ecclesiastical Courts, as relate to the Two last-mentioned Acts, so far only as the same Acts and Parts of an Act apply to the said Two last-mentioned Dioceses and Churches, or either of them, and also the temporary Provisions of the first herein-recited Act, shall respectively continue and be in force until the First Day of August in the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-two, and, if Parliament shall be then sitting, until the End of the then Session of Parliament: Provided always, that notwithstanding any thing in the same Acts, or any or either of them, or in this Act contained, it shall be lawful for the Bishop of Bangor for the Time being to collate to any vacant Canonry, Prebend, Dignity, or Office in the said Cathedral Church of Bangor not having any Estate or Endowment belonging thereto ; and also that any Bishop or Archdeacon may hold Visitations of the Clergy within the Limits of his Diocese or Archdeaconry, and at such Visitations may admit Churchwardens, receive Presentments, and do all other Acts, Matters, and Things by Custom appertaining to the Visitations of Bishops and Archdeacons in the Places assigned to their respective Jurisdiction and Authority under or by virtue of the Provisions of the said first or secondly recited Act; and any Bishop may consecrate any new Church or Chapel or any new Burial Ground within his Diocese.

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