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An Act to amend the Law relating to Pluralities.
[6th August 1885]
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This Act may be cited as the Pluralities Acts Amendment Act 1885.
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Whenever the incumbent of any benefice is non-resident with the licence of the bishop, he shall not be at liberty, without the bishop’s permission, to resume the duties of his benefice before the expiration of the period mentioned in such licence, nor shall he if non-resident for more than twelve months during such time interfere with the discharge of the duties of the benefice as entrusted to the curate or curates thereof by the bishop.
Every notice, requisition, nomination, or certificate to be given or sent pursuant to any of the provisions herein contained shall be deemed to have been duly given or sent if sent through the post in a prepaid registered letter, addressed, in the case of an incumbent, to the parish or place whereof he is incumbent; and where a clergyman is out of England, without license of non-residence, and without having made due provision for the performance of his ecclesiastical duties during his absence, every monition, instrument, or notice to be served on him pursuant to any of the provisions of the first-mentioned Act may be served in the manner in section one hundred and twelve of the same Act provided in the case of a clergyman who cannot be found, and the words “place of residence" in that section shall mean place of residence in England.
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