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Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991

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5EIn section 6 (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “the bishop” there shall be inserted the following definition:—

church” means—

(a)any parish church other than one to which the Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 applies;

(b)any other church or chapel (not being a cathedral church to which the Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 applies or a church or chapel which is not subject to the jurisdiction of the bishop of a diocese or the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford) which has been consecrated for the purpose of public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England; and

(c)any building licensed for public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England other than—

(i)a building which is in a university, college, school, hospital or public or charitable institution but which has not been designated under section 29(2) of the 1983 Measure as a parish centre of worship;

(ii)a building which has been excluded from the provisions of this Measure by direction of the bishop with the approval of the advisory committee; and

(iii)a building used solely for the purpose of religious services relating to burial or cremation;;

(b)at the end there shall be inserted the following definitions:—

  • qualified person” means a person registered under the Architects Registration Acts 1931 to 1969 or a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified as a chartered building surveyor;

  • ruin” means any site comprising the remains of any building above the surface of the land, not being—


    a monument (within the meaning of section 3 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964); or


    a site which is for the time being used for the purpose of public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England.

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