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

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2In section 2 (judge of consistory court)—

(a)after subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)Before appointing a person to be chancellor of a diocese the bishop shall consult the Lord Chancellor and the Dean of the Arches and Auditor.;

(b)in subsection (2) after the words “barrister at law” there shall be inserted the words “or solicitor”;

(c)in subsection (4)—

(i)for the words “the last foregoing subsection” there shall be substituted the words “subsections (3) and (4A) of this section”;

(ii)for the words “of seventy-five years” in both places where they occur there shall be substituted the words “at which a Circuit judge is obliged to vacate that office”;

(d)after subsection (4) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(4A)Where the bishop of a diocese considers it desirable in the interests of the diocese to retain the chancellor of the diocese in office after the time at which he would otherwise retire in accordance with subsection (4) above, he may from time to time authorise the continuance in office of the chancellor until such date, not being later than the date on which the chancellor attains the age at which a puisne judge of the High Court is obliged to vacate that office, as he thinks fit..

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