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Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977

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3(1)A provincial tribunal is to consist of five persons appointed by the Vicar-General of the province in which the parish in question is situated.E

(2)Of the five persons to be so appointed—

(a)one, who is to be the chair, shall be—

(i)the chancellor of a diocese in the province for which the tribunal is to be appointed, other than the diocese in which the parish in question is situated, or

(ii)a Queen's Counsel who is a communicant member of the Church of England;

(b)two are to be clerks in Holy Orders from the panel appointed under paragraph 1(1) or (2) for the province concerned;

(c)two are to be lay persons from the panel appointed under paragraph 1(3).

(3)But a person may not be appointed under this paragraph if—

(a)the person is ordinarily resident in the diocese in which the parish in question is situated,

(b)the person's name is entered on the electoral roll of a parish in that diocese, or

(c)the person is a clerk in Holy Orders authorised to exercise ministry in a parish in that diocese.

(4)Where, in the course of an enquiry being conducted by a provincial tribunal, a member of the tribunal other than the chair dies or becomes unable to act as a member by reason of illness or other incapacity, the tribunal may, with the consent of the parties, continue to conduct the enquiry in the absence of that member.]

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