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1 Ministry to non-resident electors.U.K.

The Minister of a parish may perform offices and services at the home of any person whose name is on the church electoral roll of the parish but who is not resident in the parish, to the like extent and in the like circumstances as he performs offices and services at the homes of his parishioners resident in the parish, but excluding the performance of any office or service attended by persons other than the members of the family and household of the person whose name is on the church electoral roll; and the performance of offices and services in accordance with this section shall not require the consent or be subject to the control of the Minister of the parish in which they are performed.

2 Ministry at or for the benefit of certain institutions.U.K.

(1)The Bishop of the diocese in which any university, college, school, hospital or public or charitable institution is situated, whether or not it possesses a chapel, may license a clergyman of the Church of England to perform such offices and services as may be specified in the licence on any premises forming part of or belonging to the institution in question, including residential premises managed by the institution and occupied by the members or staff of the institution:

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(a)a clergyman of the Church of England is licensed under subsection (1) above to perform at an institution offices and services specified in the licence; and

(b)the marriage of a person who is housebound or is a detained person is to be solemnized at the institution in question in pursuance of section 26(1)(dd) of the Marriage Act 1949, and

(c)that marriage is intended to be solemnized according to the rites of the Church of England,

the offices and services which the clergyman is licensed under subsection (1) above to perform shall be treated as including the solemnization of that marriage; but, except as provided by the preceding provision of this subsection, no licence granted under subsection (1) above shall extend to the solemnization of marriage.

A person is housebound or is a detained person for the purposes of this subsection if he is housebound or a detained person for the purposes of the Marriage Act 1949.]

(2)The performance of offices and services in accordance with any such licence shall not require the consent or be subject to the control of the Minister of the parish in which they are performed.

(3)The alms collected in the course of or in connection with the performance of such offices and services shall be disposed of in such a manner as the Minister performing the office or service, subject to the direction of the Bishop of the diocese, may determine.

(4)A licence granted under this section may be revoked at any time by the Bishop of the diocese.

(5)Nothing in this section shall affect section 31 of the M1Public Schools Act 1868 . . . . . . F3 which relates to the chapels and chaplains of certain public . . . . . . F3 schools.

[F42AMinistry by member of religious communityU.K.

(1)The bishop of a diocese may license a member of a religious community who is in Holy Orders to perform in the diocese the offices and services specified in the licence for the furtherance of the work and mission of that community.

(2)A licence under this section may not specify the solemnization of marriage.

(3)The performance of offices or services in accordance with a licence under this section does not require the consent, and is not subject to the control, of the Minister of the parish in which they are performed.

(4)In this section, “religious community” has the same meaning as in the Canons (see Canon DA 1).]

3 Interpretation.U.K.

In this Measure—

  • home”, in relation to any person, means the house, flat or other place where he is living, whether permanently or temporarily;

  • Minister of a parish” includes a curate licensed under seal by the Bishop to the charge of a parish, and the powers exercisable by the Minister of a parish shall also be exercisable by an assistant curate or other clergyman assisting the Minister;

  • parish” means an ecclesiastical parish or district the Minister of which has a separate cure of souls, and includes a conventional district to the charge of which a separate curate is licensed.

4 Repeal and saving.U.K.

The M2Private Chapels Act 1871 is hereby repealed:

Provided that any licence granted under the said Act shall continue in force and shall have effect as if it had been granted under this Measure.

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5 Short title and extent.U.K.

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967.

(2)This Measure shall extend to the whole of the provinces of Canterbury and York except the Channel Islands:

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

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