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Dioceses Measure 1978 (repealed)

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11 Permanent provision by scheme with respect to discharge of episcopal functions.E

(1)A scheme under this section shall provide for the division of a diocese into areas and for specifying the bishop, either the bishop of the diocese or a suffragan bishop thereof, or the bishops, being the bishop of the diocese and a suffragan bishop thereof, who is to have, or are to share, the episcopal oversight of each such area.

(2)A scheme under this section shall provide that any suffragan bishop who under the scheme is to have, or is to share with the bishop of the diocese, the episcopal oversight of an area of the diocese shall, in relation to that area, discharge such of the functions of the bishop of the diocese as may be specified in the scheme [F1except functions under any Canon made under section 9(2) of the Clergy (Ordination and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1964][F2, except functions under section 2 of the Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993].

(3)A scheme under this section may provide for the discharge of any function specified therein to be subject to such conditions as may be so specified.

(4)A scheme under this section may provide that any function specified therein shall be discharged by the bishop of the diocese and a suffragan bishop acting jointly.

(5)Where by virtue of such a scheme the episcopal oversight of a diocese will be shared by more than two bishops, the scheme may require those bishops to meet together periodically as an episcopal chapter.

(6)Subject to section 13(1) of this Measure, a scheme under this section shall bind the person who when the scheme is made is the bishop of the diocese to which the scheme relates and his successors in that office.

(7)The making of a scheme under this section shall not be taken as divesting the bishop of the diocese to which the scheme relates of any of his functions.

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