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Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignations) Measure (repealed 1.1.2002)1964

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2 Time and manner of choosing churchwardens.E

(1)The churchwardens of a parish shall be chosen annually [F1not later than the 30th April in each year].

(2)Subject to the provisions of this Measure the churchwardens of a parish shall be chosen by the joint consent of the minister of the parish and a meeting of the parishioners if it may be; such joint consent shall be deemed to have been signified:—

(a)if any motion stating the names of the persons to be chosen as churchwardens or the name of either of them shall be declared by the person presiding over the meeting to have been carried; and

(b)if in respect of any such motion the minister shall have announced his consent to the choice of the person or persons named therein either before the putting of the motion to the meeting or immediately upon the declaration of the result thereof:

Provided that no person shall be deemed to have been chosen as a churchwarden under the provisions of this subsection unless both churchwardens have been so chosen.

(3)If the minister of the parish and the meeting of the parishioners cannot agree on the choice of both churchwardens by joint consent as provided in the foregoing subsection or if after due opportunity has been given no motions or insufficient motions have been moved in accordance with the provisions of that subsection then one churchwarden shall be appointed by the minister and the other shall then be elected by the meeting of the parishioners.

(4)During any period when there is no minister both the churchwardens shall be elected by the meeting of the parishioners.

(5)A person may be chosen to fill a casual vacancy among the churchwardens at any time.

(6)Any person chosen to fill a casual vacancy shall be chosen in the same manner as was the churchwarden in whose place he is appointed.

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