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Amendment of governing instrumentsE


(1)After the Chapter has carried out consultation on a draft instrument in accordance with section 32 and has made such amendments to the draft instrument as it thinks fit, the dean must sign a copy of the instrument in the form of that draft incorporating any such amendments.

(2)A copy of the instrument signed by the dean must be sent to the Church Commissioners.

(3)If the Church Commissioners are content with the instrument in the form in which it is sent to them under subsection (2), they must certify that to the Chapter; and the instrument comes into operation on the date of the certificate.

(4)In the case of amendments made to the constitution, the Chapter must, within 15 working days of receiving the certificate under subsection (3), file a copy of the instrument with the Charity Commission.

(5)In subsection (4), “working day” means a day which is not a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in England under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.

Commencement Information

I1S. 34(1)-(3) in force at Royal Assent see s. 53(1)(a)