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The Charities (Clergy Orphan Corporation) Order 1997

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Whereas the Charity called the Governors of the Society for clothing maintaining and educating poor orphans of clergymen of the Church of England and of the Church in Wales and commonly known as the Clergy Orphan Corporation (“the Charity”) is now regulated by the Clergy Orphan Corporation Acts of 1809 and 1958(1)(“the Corporation Acts”):

And whereas it is sought to modernise the objects and powers of the Charity and to appoint as Trustee of the Charity the Governors of the Charity for the relief of poor widows and children of clergymen, commonly known The Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy, a body corporate established by Royal Charter in 1678:

And whereas the Charity has made application to the Charity Commissioners for a Scheme for the administration thereof:

And whereas it appears to the Charity Commissioners that a Scheme should be established for the administration thereof but that it is necessary for the Scheme to make provision which goes beyond the powers exercisable by them apart from section 17 of the Charities Act 1993:

And whereas in pursuance of section 20 of the Charities Act 1993 public notice of the Charity Commissioners proposals for this Scheme has been given and no representations have been received in respect thereof:

Now therefore the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales in pursuance of section 17(1) of the Charities Act 1993 hereby settle the following Scheme:

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