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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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15In section 70—

(a)in the heading for “Benefices (Exercise of Rights of Presentation) Measure 1931” substitute “Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986”;

(b)in paragraph (c), at the end there shall be added the following words “, but if a further suspension period is declared, the benefice shall no longer be deemed to be vacant”; and

(c)in paragraph (d), for the words from the beginning to “that Measure” there shall be substituted the words “as soon as practicable after he becomes aware of the vacancy, the bishop shall give notice of that fact to the designated officer (within the meaning of section 7(5) of the Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 (1986 No. 3)) and, unless he is the designated officer, to the registrar of the diocese and section 7(4) of that Measure shall apply as it applies to a notice under section 7(1) or (2)”.

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