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Diocese in Europe Measure 1980

1980 No. 2

A Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England to make provision for the representation in the General Synod of the Church of England of the diocese of Gibraltar in Europe when established; to amend Article 8 of the Constitution of the General Synod in relation to the said diocese; to empower the Church Commissioners to pay to the bishop and any suffragan bishop of the said diocese when established a stipend and his official expenses and to provide or assist with the provision of suitable residences for such bishops; to confer pension rights on bishops and other clergy who perform ecclesiastical service in the said diocese after its establishment; to extend the Deaconesses and Lay Workers (Pensions) Measure 1980 to the said diocese; and to amend the Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967.

[30th June 1980]

Whereas the Bishop of London has expressed his intention to surrender to the Archbishop of Canterbury immediately after the passing of this Measure his ecclesiastical jurisdiction over bishops, priests and deacons of the Church of England who officiate in a spiritual capacity in Northern and Central Europe and are subject to such jurisdiction.

And whereas the Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed his intention so to exercise his metropolitical jurisdiction as to direct that on receiving such surrender the areas in Northern and Central Europe to which such surrender relates and the areas within the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Bishop of Gibraltar shall be united to form one diocese and that the diocese of Gibraltar as extended in accordance with that direction and the bishop thereof shall be respectively entitled the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe and the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe and cited as the diocese in Europe and the Bishop in Europe.

And whereas it is expedient that the said diocese, when established, should be represented in the General Synod of the Church of England.

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