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Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976

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3 Provisions with respect to benefices held in plurality.U.K.

(1)Where on or after the appointed day two or more benefices are held in plurality, then, so long as they continue to be so held, they shall be treated for the purposes of section 1 of this Measure as if they constituted one benefice and, accordingly, the amount of the guaranteed annuity payable towards the stipend of the incumbent of those benefices shall be either the aggregate of the guaranteed annuities in respect of those benefices or £1,000, whichever is the less.

(2)Where immediately before the appointed day two or more benefices are held in plurality, section 2(1) of this Measure shall apply in relation to the incumbent of those benefices as if—

(a)those benefices constituted one benefice;

(b)the guaranteed annuity payable towards the stipend of the incumbent of those benefices in pursuance of subsection (1) above were the guaranteed annuity in respect of that one benefice; and

(c)the aggregate of the net annual endowment incomes of those benefices were the net annual endowment income of that one benefice.

(3)Where the incumbent of benefices held in plurality is entitled by virtue of subsection (2) above to an annual personal grant under section 2(1) of this Measure, then, if on or after the appointed day—

(a)he resigns one or more but not all of the benefices so held by him, or

(b)one or more but not all of those benefices is declared vacant under the M1Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure [F11977],

he shall, so long as he continues to be the incumbent of the other benefice or benefices retained by him, be entitled to receive from the Commissioners under the said section 2(1) an annual personal grant of such amount as may be determined by the Commissioners after consultation with the bishop of the diocese to which that benefice belongs or those benefices belong.

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