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Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967

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(1)In this Measure, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • admission” includes institution and induction, collation, licence and any other process by which a person becomes the incumbent of a benefice or the holder of any other ecclesiastical preferment and “admit” shall be construed accordingly;

  • Archbishop” and “bishop” include the commissary of the Archbishop or bishop and also include, if the see of Canterbury or York is vacant, the other Archbishop and his commissary or, if any other see is vacant, the Archbishop of the province and his commissary;

  • overseas bishop” means a bishop of the Church of England or a Church in Communion with the Church of England having a diocese or office elsewhere than in the province of Canterbury, the province of York, Ireland, Wales or Scotland, and “overseas diocese” means the diocese of an overseas bishop;

  • overseas clergyman” means a clergyman who has been ordained priest or deacon by an overseas bishop or under section 5 of this Measure.

(2)If any question arises whether, for the purposes of this Measure, a Church is in Communion with the Church of England or whether the Orders of any Church are recognised and accepted by the Church of England, it shall be determined by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, whose decision shall be conclusive.

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