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Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure1976

1976 No. 3

A Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England to enable provision to be made by Canon with respect to certain declarations made and subscribed and other matters required on ordination and admission to office in the Church of England and to repeal the enactments relating to those matters; to enable provision to be made by Canon with respect to licensing of assistant curates for fixed terms; to replace section 85 of the Pastoral Measure 1968; to dispense with periodical episcopal visitations of cathedrals; to amend section 1 of the Benefices (Sequestrations) Measure 1933; to amend the law relating to the burial of certain persons in parish burial grounds; to repeal section 13 of the Burnley Rectory Act 1890; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[15th November 1976]

Commencement Information

I1Measure wholly in force at 15.12.1976 see s. 8(3).

1 Provision by Canon with respect to declarations and other matters required on ordination and admission to office.U.K.

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, it shall be lawful for the General Synod to make provision by Canon for dispensing with or modifying any formal procedure or document required on the occasion of ordination or admission to any office in the Church of EnglandF1....

(2)Subsection (1) above shall not apply in relation to any declaration of assent to the doctrine of the Church of England which by any Canon made in pursuance of section 2 of the M1Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 any person is required to make on any occasion.

(3)Section 3 of the Submission of the M2Clergy Act 1533 (which provides that no Canons shall be contrary to the Royal Prerogative or the customs, laws or statutes of this realm) shall not apply to any rule of ecclesiastical law relating to any matter for which provision may be made by Canon in pursuance of this section.

(4)In this section “ordination” includes consecration as a bishop; and “admission” to an office includes every step in the procedure by which a person comes into full possession of the office.

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F42 Provision by Canon with respect to licensing of assistant curate for fixed term.U.K.

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4 Periodical episcopal visitations of cathedrals not obligatory. U.K.

At the end of section 6 of the M3Cathedral Measure 1963 (relationship of bishops to their cathedral churches) there shall be added the following paragraph :—

“ This section shall not be taken to require the statutes of a cathedral church to provide for periodical episcopal visitations of that church, and notwithstanding anything in any such statutes or in any rule of ecclesiastical law it shall not be obligatory for a bishop to visit the cathedral church of his diocese at regular intervals. ”

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1The text of ss. 1(6), 4, 5, and Sch. Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

Marginal Citations

5 Renumeration for performance of occasional ecclesiastical duties in vacant benefices. U.K.

In section 1(1) of the M4Benefices (Sequestrations) Measure 1933 (which empowers bishops to determine the amount of the remuneration to be paid to clerks in Holy Orders who perform occasional ecclesiastical duties in vacant benefices), for the words from “to clerks” to the end there shall be substituted the words “for the performance of occasional ecclesiastical duties in any benefice during a vacancy therein and, where any such duty is performed by a person other than a clerk in Holy Orders, the person to whom the remuneration is to be paid”.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2The text of ss. 1(6), 4, 5, and Sch. Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

Marginal Citations

F66 Amendment of law relating to burials in parish burial ground.E

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F77 Repeal of s. 13 of Burnley Rectory Act 1890.U.K.

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Textual Amendments

8 Citation, construction commencement and extent.U.K.

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1976.

(2)Any reference in this Measure to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment.

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(4)This Measure shall extend to the provinces of Canterbury and York except that it shall only extend to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(5)Sections 1 and 2 shall extend to the Isle of Man and sections 3 and 6 may by Act of Tynwald be extended to the Isle of Man with such exceptions, adaptations and modifications as may be specified in such Act.

(6)This Measure may be applied to the Channel Islands, or either of them, as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957, in accordance with those Measures.

Textual Amendments

Sections 1, 3.

SCHEDULEU.K. Repeals

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3The text of ss. 1(6), 4, 5, and Sch. Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

F9Part IU.K. Repeals under Section 1 of this Measure

Textual Amendments

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Part IIU.K. Repeals under Section 3 of this Measure

Session and ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
26 Geo.5 & 1 Edw. 8. No. 5.The Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1936.Section 8(2).
1 and 2 Geo. 6. No. 3.The Parsonages Measure 1938.Section 14.
1 & 2 Eliz. 2. No. 2.The Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953.In section 8(1), in the definition of “the bishop”, the words from “(including” to the end.
7 & 8 Eliz. 2. No. 2.The Vacancies in Sees Measure 1959.Sections 3 and 7(2).
8 & 9 Eliz. 2. No. 1.The Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960.Section 26.
1968 No. 1.The Pastoral Measure 1968.Section 85.
In section 90(1), in the definition of “the bishop”, the words from “and includes” to the end.
1972 No. 2.The Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972.Section 28.