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Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General Principle

    1. 1.Duty to have regard to church’s purpose

  3. Part III Care, Inspection and Accountability

    1. 2.Diocesan advisory committees

    2. 3.Amendment of Inspection of Churches Measure 1955

    3. 4.Duties of churchwardens as to recording of information about churches

    4. 5.Duties of churchwardens as to fabric etc. of churches

    5. 6.Provisions relating to trees in churchyards

    6. 7.Payment of expenses in connection with ruins

  4. Part III Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

    1. 8.Amendment of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963

    2. 9.Amendment of Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers Measure 1976

    3. 10.Amendment of Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986

    4. 11.General provisions as to faculty jurisdiction

    5. 12.Grant of faculties, etc

    6. 13.Orders against persons responsible for defaults

    7. 14.Delegation to archdeacons of power to grant faculties

    8. 15.Consultation with diocesan advisory committees

    9. 16.Parties

    10. 17.Faculties for demolition of churches

    11. 18.Emergency demolition of churches

    12. 19.Meaning of “church”

  5. Part IVV Miscellaneous and General

    1. 20.Discussion and reporting of defaults

    2. 21.Deposit of articles in places of safety

    3. 22.Power of bishop to remove legal effects of consecration

    4. 23.Application of section 22 in relation to Crown land

    5. 24.Repeal of s.4 of Parish Notices Act 1837

    6. 25.Rule Committee

    7. 26.Functions of Rule Committee

    8. 27.Supplementary provisions as to rules

    9. 28.General provisions as to orders by bishops

    10. 29.Diocesan registrars' fees

    11. 30.Service of notices and orders

    12. 31.Interpretation

    13. 32.Amendments and repeals

    14. 33.Citation, commencement and extent


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Provisions to be included in Diocesan Advisory Committee Constitutions

      1. Name

        1. 1.The committee shall be known as the [name of diocese...

      2. Membership

        1. 2.The committee shall consist of a chairman, the archdeacons of...

        2. 3.The chairman shall be appointed by the bishop of the...

        3. 4.The other members shall be— (a) two persons appointed by...

        4. 5.In making appointments under paragraph 4(b) above, the bishop’s council...

        5. 6.The first appointment of the chairman and other members of...

        6. 7.The term of office of the chairman and any other...

        7. 8.A member of the committee who ceases to hold a...

        8. 9.A member of the committee who ceases to hold office...

        9. 10.Where a casual vacancy occurs among the chairman and other...

        10. 11.Any person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold...

        11. 12.With the consent of the bishop of the diocese, the...

      3. Miscellaneous

        1. 13.The bishop of the diocese may appoint suitably qualified persons...

        2. 14.The secretary to the committee shall be appointed by the...

        3. 15.In this constitution “national amenity society” has the same meaning...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Functions of Diocesan Advisory Committee

      1. 1.The functions of a Diocesan Advisory Committee shall be—

      2. 2.The persons referred to in paragraph 1(a) above are—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendment of Inspection of Churches Measure 1955

      1. 1.The Inspection of Churches Measure 1955 shall be amended as...

      2. 2.In subsection (2) of section 1 (which provides for the...

      3. 3.After section 1 there shall be inserted the following sections:—...

      4. 4.In section 2 (which empowers the archdeacon to ensure the...

      5. 5.In section 6 (interpretation)— (a) after the definition of “the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Amendment of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963

      1. 1.The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 shall be amended as follows....

      2. 2.In section 2 (judge of consistory court)—

      3. 3.In section 3 (judges of the Arches and Chancery Courts)—...

      4. 4.In section 4 (appointment of deputy judges)—

      5. 5.In section 6 (jurisdiction of the consistory court) in subsection...

      6. 6.In section 7 (jurisdiction of Arches and Chancery Courts)—

      7. 7.In section 10 (jurisdiction of Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved)—...

      8. 8.In section 47 (proceedings in Arches and Chancery Courts) for...

      9. 9.In section 60 (powers of courts and commissions in regard...

      10. 10.In section 66(1) (interpretation) in the definition of “prescribed” for...

      11. 11.In section 81 (evidence and general powers and rights of...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Amendment of Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers Measure 1976

      1. 1.The Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers Measure 1976 shall be...

      2. 2.In section 3 (office of registrar of a province)—

      3. 3.In section 4 (office of the registrar of a diocese)...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Amendment of Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986

      1. 1.The Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986 shall be amended as follows....

      2. 2.In section 5 (Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Orders)—

      3. 3.In section 6 (Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers (Fees) Orders)—...

      4. 4.In section 10 (interpretation)— (a) in the definition of “ecclesiastical...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964

        1. 1.In section 4 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964—

        2. 2.In section 6(1) of that Measure after the word “has”...

        3. 3.In section 15 of that Measure— (a) after the definition...

      2. Synodical Government Measure 1969

        1. 4.In Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 (Church...

      3. Pastoral Measure 1983

        1. 5.In section 56(3) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 at the...

      4. Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990

        1. 6.In section 20(1) of the Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Act and Measures Repealed

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