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Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986

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Miscellaneous and GeneralE

7 Recovery of fees.E

Any fee payable by virtue of any order made under this Measure shall be recoverable as a debt.

F18 Reimbursement of archbishops or bishops.E

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9 Private, local and personal Acts which are inconsistent with Parochial Fees Orders.E

Schedule 1 to this Measure which relates to private, local and personal Acts which are inconsistent with a Parochial Fees Order shall have effect.

10 Interpretation.E

In this Measure the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them—

  • [F2church” means a parish church [F3a parochial chapel, a chapel of ease, a chapel of a conventional district], a place licensed for public worship by the bishop under section 29(1) or a building designated as a parish centre of worship by the bishop under section 29(2) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 (1983 No. 1) and, in relation to marriage only, a public chapel licensed for the solemnization of marriages under section 20 of the Marriage Act 1949 or an authorised chapel within the meaning of section 78(1)(a) of that Act, provided that the marriage takes place in accordance with the licence or as mentioned in section 78(1)(a), as the case may be, but does not include any church or chapel in or belonging to any extra-parochial place which is licensed by the bishop under section 21 of that Act and “ churchyard ” shall be construed accordingly;

  • churchyard” includes the curtilage of a church and a burial ground of a church, whether or not immediately adjoining a church; ]

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  • [F6parochial fees” means any fees prescribed in respect of any of the matters set out in Schedule A1.]

Textual Amendments

F2Definitions of “church” and “churchyard” in s. 10 inserted (1.7.2011) by Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure 2011 (No. 2), ss. 4(1)(b)(i), 6(2); 2011 No. 1, art. 2

F3Words in definition of “church” ins. 10 inserted (19.5.2014) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2014 (No. 1), s. 21(2), Sch. 2 para. 8; S.I. 2014/1369, art. 2

F5Definition of “parish” in s. 10 omitted (1.7.2011) by virtue of Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure 2011 (No. 2), ss. 4(1)(b)(ii), 6(2); 2011 No. 1, art. 2

F6Definition of “parochial fees” in s. 10 substituted (1.7.2011) by Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure 2011 (No. 2), ss. 4(1)(b)(iii), 6(2); 2011 No. 1, art. 2

11 Repeals, consequential amendments and transitional provisions.E

(1)The M1Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1962 is hereby repealed.

(2)In section 63 of the M2Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 for the words from “Ecclesiastical Fees” to the end of the section there shall be substituted the words “Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986” and in section 6(3) of the M3Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964 for the words “Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1962” there shall be substituted the words “Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986”.

(3)The transitional provisions in Schedule 2 to this Measure shall have effect.

Marginal Citations

12 Short title, extent and commencement.E

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986.

(2)This Measure shall extend to the whole of the provinces of Canterbury and York except the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, but may be applied to the Channel Islands, as defined by the M4Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 M5 and 1957, or either of them, in accordance with the provisions of those measures and may be extended to the Isle of Man by or under Act of Tynwald.

(3)This Measure shall come into force on such day as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may jointly appoint and different days may be so appointed for different provisions.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Power of appointment conferred by s. 12(3) fully exercised: 1.9.1986 appointed by Instrument dated 24.7.1986

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