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Team and Group Ministries Measure 1995

1995 No. 1

A Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England to make further provision with respect to team and group ministries.

[28th June 1995]

Commencement Information

I1Act partly in force at Royal Assent see s. 20(2)

F1Part IE Amendment of Pastoral Measure 1983

Textual Amendments

F11F1 Team ministries.E

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F12F1 Team ministries established under Pastoral Measure 1968.E

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F13F1 Alteration of team and group ministries.E

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F14F1 Compensation.E

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F15F1 Pastoral orders.E

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F16F1 Supplementary provisions re pastoral schemes and orders.E

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Part IIE Amendment of other enactments

7 Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925.E

In section 3 of the M1Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925 (exercise of powers, etc. by Diocesan Boards of Finance) at the beginning there shall be inserted the figure “ (1) ” and at the end there shall be inserted—

(2)A Diocesan Board of Finance for any diocese constituted under this Measure proposing to alter or dispose of any house occupied by a member of the team in a team ministry established for a benefice in the diocese shall—

(a)keep that member informed of matters arising from the proposal;

(b)afford that member an opportunity to express views before taking any action to implement the proposal; and

(c)have regard to those views before taking any such action..

Marginal Citations

M115 & 16 Geo.5 No.3.

F28 Parsonages Measure 1938.E

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Textual Amendments

9 Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956.E

In section 6 of the M2Parochial Church Council (Powers) Measure 1956 (supplementary provisions relating to certain property) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted—

(3A)Where any property which is occupied by a member of the team in a team ministry is vested in the diocesan authority pursuant to subsection (2) of this section and the council proposes to alter or dispose of the property or any part thereof, the council shall—

(a)keep that member informed of matters arising from the proposal;

(b)afford that member an opportunity to express views thereon before taking any action to implement the proposal; and

(c)have regard to those views before taking any such action..

Marginal Citations

M24 & 5 Eliz.2 No.3.

10 Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignation) Measure 1964.E

In section 13 of the M3Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignation) Measure 1964 (interpretation) the word “minister” shall be omitted and at the end there shall be inserted—

minister” has the same meaning as that assigned to that expression in rule 44(1) of the Church Representation Rules except that, where a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish in question has been assigned to a member of the team in a team ministry under section 20(8A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 but a special cure of souls in respect of the parish has not been assigned to a vicar in the team ministry by a scheme under that Measure or by his licence from the bishop, it means that member..

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11 Church Representation Rules.E

In the Church Representation Rules contained in Schedule 3 to the M4Synodical Government Measure 1969 in Appendix II (general provisions relating to parochial church councils) in paragraph 1 (officers of the council) at the end there shall be inserted—

(h)For the purposes of this paragraph, where a special cure of souls in respect of a parish has been assigned to a vicar in a team ministry, or where there has been no such assignment but a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish has been assigned to a member of the team under section 20(8A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983, that vicar or that member, as the case may be, shall be deemed to be the minister unless incapacitated by absence or illness or any other cause, in which case the rector in the team ministry shall be deemed to be the minister..

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12 Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969.E

In section 1 of the M5Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969 (agreements for sharing church buildings) in subsection (3) at the end of paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

and, where a team ministry is established for the benefice comprising that parish,—

(i)any vicar in the team ministry to whom a special cure of souls in respect of the parish has been assigned by a scheme under the Pastoral Measure 1983 or by his licence from the bishop; or

(ii)any member of the team to whom a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish has been assigned under section 20(8A) of that Measure, the parish not being one in respect of which a special cure of souls has been assigned as mentioned in paragraph (i) above.

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13 Deaconesses and Lay Ministry Measure 1972.E

In the M6Deaconesses and Lay Ministry Measure 1972 after section 1 there shall be inserted—

1A Provision with respect to licensing for fixed term.

Without prejudice to section 7(1) of the Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988, it shall be lawful for the General Synod to provide by Canon for empowering the bishop of a diocese, in the case of a benefice in his diocese in respect of which a team ministry is established,—

(a)to grant a licence to any of the persons mentioned in subsection (1) of section 1 above to serve in the area of the benefice for such term of years as may be specified in the licence; and

(b)to revoke such a licence summarily and without further process before the expiration of the term so specified for such cause and subject to such conditions as the Canon may provide..

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F314 Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976.E

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Textual Amendments

15 Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988.E

In section 7 of the M7Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988 (provisions as to licences of ministers, deaconesses, lay workers and readers)—

(a)in subsection (1) at the beginning there shall be inserted the words “ Subject to subsection (1A) below, ”;

(b)after subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)(a)In the case of a deacon to whom section 20(3A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983 applies, a licence shall not be revoked by a bishop unless the bishop is satisfied that there has been a serious breakdown of the pastoral relationship between that deacon and the parishioners concerned or he is unable by reason of age or infirmity to discharge his pastoral duties adequately.

(b)In this subsection the reference to a serious breakdown of the pastoral relationship between a deacon and the parishioners concerned shall be construed in accordance with section 19A of the Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977..

Marginal Citations

F416 Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991.E

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17 Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992.E

(1)Section 1 of the M8Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992 (sequestration) shall have effect subject to the following amendments.

(2)In subsection (1) after the word “shall” (where it first appears) there shall be inserted the words “ , subject to subsection (1A) below, ”.

(3)After subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)In the case of a benefice in respect of which a team ministry is established, subsection (1) above shall have effect as if for the words “rural dean” there were substituted the words “ministers in the team ministry”:

Provided that the bishop of the diocese concerned, if he considers that any of the ministers in the team ministry should not be a sequestrator of the benefice, may direct accordingly.

(1B)In subsection (1A) above “minister” in relation to a team ministry means a person—

(a)who is a vicar in the team ministry; or

(b)to whom a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of a part of the benefice has been assigned under section 20(8A) of the Pastoral Measure 1983, that part of the benefice not being a part in respect of which a special cure of souls has been assigned to a vicar in the team ministry by a scheme under that Measure or by his licence from the bishop..

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Part IIIE General

18 Transitional provisions.E

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

19 Extent.E

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below this Measure shall extend to the whole of the provinces of Canterbury and York except the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, but the provisions thereof may be applied to the Channel Islands as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957, or either of them, in accordance with those Measures and if an Act of Tynwald or an instrument made in pursuance of an Act of Tynwald so provides, shall extend to the Isle of Man subject to such exceptions, adaptations or modifications as may be specified in the Act of Tynwald or instrument.

(2)The power to apply the provisions of this Measure to the Channel Islands shall not apply to sections 8, 9 and 12.

20 Citation, commencement and interpretation.E

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Team and Group Ministries Measure 1995.

(2)Section 2 of this Measure shall come into operation on the date on which this Measure is passed, and the other provisions of this Measure shall come into operation on such date as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may jointly appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different provisions.

(3)In this Measure “the 1983 Measure” means the M9Pastoral Measure 1983.

Subordinate Legislation Made

P1S. 20(2): power exercised (12.2.1996 for s. 13, otherwise 1.5.1996); Instrument dated 12.1.1996 made by Archbishops of Canterbury and York

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SCHEDULES

Section 1(13).

F5SCHEDULE 1E Section 20 of the Pastoral Measure 1983, as amended

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Textual Amendments

Section 18.

F6SCHEDULE 2E Transitional Provisions

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