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Bishops (Retirement) Measure 1986

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2 Retirement of bishop on reaching age-limit.E

(1)Not less than six months before the date on which a person holding the office of diocesan bishop or suffragan bishop is required to vacate his office in accordance with section 1 of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Age Limit) Measure 1975, the archbishop shall by written instrument in the prescribed form declare the bishopric vacant as from that date or, if his continuance in office beyond that date is authorised under section 3(1) of that Measure [F1or regulation 29A of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009], from the later date so authorised.

(2)Where after the making of an instrument under subsection (1) above—

(a)in the case of an instrument relating to a diocesan bishop, the archbishop authorises his continuance in office under section 3(1) of the M1Ecclesiastical Offices (Age Limit) Measure 1975 [F2or regulation 29A of the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009], or

(b)in the case of an instrument relating to a suffragan bishop, the diocesan bishop authorises his continuance in office under that section [F3or regulation],

the archbishop may by written instrument in the prescribed form substitute for the date specified in the instrument made under subsection (1) above the date of the expiration of the period for which continuance in office is so authorised.

(3)Any instrument made under this section shall be filed in the provincial registry.

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