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The Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 (Channel Islands) Order 1984

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Prepared by the Bishop of Winchester in pursuance of the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957 for applying the Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 to the Channel Islands.

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Whereas by section 7(3) of the Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 it is provided that that Measure may be applied to the Channel Islands as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957 in accordance with the provisions of those Measures:

And Whereas the Bishop of Winchester has come to the conclusion that the Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 ought to be applied, with certain variations, to the Channel Islands and has in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule to the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931 prepared the following Scheme for that purpose:

SCHEME

Any reference in this Scheme to the Islands shall have the same meaning as has such a reference in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931.

The Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 shall apply to the Islands subject to the following variations, that is to say:—

(1)

Notwithstanding any provision made by or in pursuance of the Measure, it shall be lawful to conduct services in any church in the French language on such occasions as, in the opinion of the incumbent, it has become traditional so to do.

(2)

For paragraph (a) of sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Measure there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(a)that decisions as to which of the forms of service authorised by or approved under Canon are to be used in any church shall be taken by the incumbent together with the Churchwardens, and such other officers as are lawfully appointed.

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