5Amendment of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963

(1)Section 2 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure (1963 No. 1) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (2), immediately before the word “holds” there shall be inserted the word “who”;

(b)in subsection (4), for the words “at which a Circuit Judge is obliged to vacate that office”, in both places where they occur, there shall be substituted the words “of seventy years”; and

(c)for subsection (4A) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(4A)Where the bishop of a diocese considers that there are special circumstances which make it desirable in the interests of the diocese to retain the chancellor of the diocese in office after the date on which he would otherwise retire in accordance with subsection (4), he may from time to time authorise the continuance in office of the chancellor after that date for such period or further periods, not exceeding one year in all, as he may specify..

(2)Subsection (1)(b) and (c) shall have effect in relation to any appointment of a chancellor made on or after 31st March 1995.