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Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967

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1Permission for overseas clergymen to officiate.U.K.

(1)If any overseas clergyman desires to officiate as priest or deacon in the province of Canterbury or York, he may apply to the Archbishop of the province in which he desires to officiate for written permission to do so.

(2)The Archbishop may, on any such application, grant the permission either without limitation of time or, if he thinks fit, for a limited period specified in the permission, and thereupon, subject to any such limitation of period, the overseas clergyman shall possess all such rights and advantages and be subject to all such duties and liabilities as he would have possessed and been subject to if he had been ordained by the bishop of a diocese in the province of Canterbury or York (otherwise than under section 5 of this Measure).

(3)Where a permission is granted for a limited period, a further permission, either temporary or permanent, may be granted by the Archbishop of the same province.

(4)Any permission [F1or any instrument under subsection (5A) revoking a permission] granted under this section shall be registered in the registry of the province.

(5)An application for a permission under this section shall be made on a form approved by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

[F2(5A)The Archbishop of the same province may, if he considers that there is any cause which appears to him to be good and reasonable, revoke, in writing, a permission granted to an overseas clergyman under this section, unless—

(a)the clergyman is a freehold incumbent or, at that time, holds office under Common Tenure, or

(b)the matter which constitutes a good and reasonable cause is a matter for which a censure of deprivation under section 49(1)(a) of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 or a penalty under section 24(1)(a), (c) or (d) of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 or a penalty of removal from office or prohibition for life under section 30 or 31 of that Measure could be, but has not been, imposed.]

(6)It shall be an offence against the laws ecclesiastical, for which proceedings may be taken under [F3the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003] for any overseas clergyman to officiate as priest or deacon in the province of Canterbury or York otherwise than in accordance with a permission granted under this section, and for any clergyman knowingly to allow such an offence to be committed in any church in his charge.

(7)Nothing in this section shall prevent an overseas clergyman who is a deacon from being ordained priest by the bishop of a diocese in the province of Canterbury or York (otherwise than under section 5 of this Measure), and the last foregoing subsection shall not apply in any such case.

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