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1970 No. 2

A Measure passed by The National Assembly of the Church of England to extend the Pastoral Measure 1968 for the purpose of authorising sharing agreements in respect of consecrated churches and parsonage houses, and to provide for other matters arising out of the sharing of church buildings by the Church of England.

[24th March 1970]

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2 Application to shared church buildings of powers of Church Commissioners and others under certain Measures.U.K.

(1)The powers of the Church Commissioners under the M1New Housing Areas (Church Buildings) Measure 1954 [F2and section 2(1) of the Church Commissioners (Assistance for Priority Areas) Measure 1988.] to make grants or loans in respect of church buildings used or to be used wholly or mainly for purposes connected with the Church of England shall be exercisable in respect of any church buildings shared or to be shared by the Church of England under a sharing agreement, being buildings which under the agreement are or will be owned by the Church of England only or jointly owned by that Church and any other Church.

(2)[F3 The powers under sections 28 to 31 of the Church Property Measure 2018 (acquisition or grant of land for Church buildings etc.)] shall apply to church buildings which under a sharing agreement are to be owned or continue to be owned by the Church of England only, and to land required as sites for such buildings or for purposes connected therewith, and [F4sections 32 to 34 and 36(2) of that Measure] shall apply accordingly to such buildings and land.

(3)The powers under [F5sections 29(1), 30 and 31 of that Measure] shall also apply to church buildings which under a sharing agreement are to be jointly owned by the Church of England and any other Church, and to land required as sites for or otherwise in connection with such church buildings, with the modification that for the references to [F6the Diocesan Board of Finance] there shall be substituted references to the trustees or custodian trustee in whom the building or land is to be vested, and [F7section 36(2) of that Measure] shall apply to instruments made by virtue of this subsection.

3 Interpretation.U.K.

In this Measure, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:—

  • consecrated” means consecrated for the purpose of public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England;

  • parsonage house” and “pastoral scheme” have the same meanings as in the M2Pastoral Measure 1968;

  • sharing agreement” and “church building” have the same meanings as in the M3Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969, and references to the ownership of church buildings shall be construed in the same manner as in that Act.

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4 Short title and extent.U.K.

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Sharing of Church Buildings Measure 1970.

(2)This Measure shall extend to the Provinces of Canterbury and York except the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

(3)Section 2(1) and the third paragraph of section 3 of this Measure may be extended to the Isle of Man by an Act of Tynwald, subject to such exceptions, adaptations and modifications, if any, as may be specified in that or any subsequent Act of Tynwald.

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