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1 Provision by Canon for representation of diocese in Convocation of Canterbury.U.K.

At any time after the diocese incorporating the former diocese of Gibraltar and the areas of Northern and Central Europe formerly within the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Bishop of London, and to be cited as the diocese in Europe (hereafter in this Measure referred to as “the Diocese”), is established it shall be lawful for the General Synod to submit for Her Majesty’s Licence and Assent a Canon in the form set out in Schedule 1 to this Measure which, for the purpose of making provision for the Diocese to be represented in the Convocation of Canterbury and, accordingly, in the House of Bishops and the House of Clergy of the General Synod, amends the Canons concerning the constitution of the Upper House of the said Convocation and the representation of the clergy in the Lower House thereof, and, if Her Majesty is pleased to grant Her Licence and Assent it shall be lawful for the General Synod to make, promulge and execute the said Canon.

2 Provision for representation of diocese in House of Laity of General Synod.U.K.

The Church Representation Rules, that is to say, the rules contained in Schedule 3 to the M1Synodical Goverment Measure 1969, as amended by resolutions of the General Synod passed in accordance with section 7(1) of that Measure, shall have effect subject to the amendments set out in Schedule 2 to this Measure, being amendments which provide for the Diocese to be represented in the House of Laity of the General Synod by two members, the qualification and election of such members and other matters arising out of and incidental to such elections.

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C1The text of ss. 2, 3(1) and Sch. 2 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F13 Amendment of Article 8 of Constitution of General Synod.U.K.

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4 Power of Church Commissioners to pay stipend and expenses of, and provide house for, bishop of diocese, etc.U.K.

The Church Commissioners shall have power—

(a)to pay out of their general fund to the bishop of the Diocese, and to any suffragan bishop appointed to assist the bishop of the Diocese, such a stipend and such annual sum in respect of the expenses incurred by him in connection with the performance of the duties attaching to his office as they think fit; and

(b)to provide the bishop of the Diocese with a suitable residence and to assist with the provision of a suitable residence for any such suffragan bishop.

F25 Extension to the Diocese of Measures, etc. relating to pensions and related benefits.U.K.

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6 Application of Measure relating to overseas clergy restricted.U.K.

The M2Overseas and other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967 shall have effect as if the Diocese were in the province of Canterbury and, accordingly, for the purposes of that Measure neither the bishop of the Diocese nor any other bishop holding office therein is an overseas bishop nor is a clergyman who has been ordained priest or deacon by any such bishop an overseas clergyman.

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7 Short title, commencement, etc.U.K.

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Diocese in Europe Measure 1980.

(2)This Measure shall come into operation on such day following the establishment of the Diocese as may be appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

(3)In this Measure “the Diocese” has the meaning assigned by section 1.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C230.6.1980 appointed under s. 7(2)

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