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Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953

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(1)Subject to any charges imposed on the income of the diocesan stipends fund of a diocese by any enactment or any scheme or order made thereunder, moneys standing to the credit of the income account of that fund shall be applied—

(a)in providing or augmenting the stipends or other emoluments of incumbents, assistant curates licensed under seal and other persons who are declared by the bishop to be engaged in the cure of souls within the diocese;

[F2(aa)in meeting expenses incurred in repairing and maintaining parsonage houses;] and

[F3(ab)in paying secondary Class 1 contributions under section 6 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 in respect of ministers of the Church of England who are not employed under a contract of service; and]

(b)in defraying the expenses incurred by the sequestrators of any benefice in the diocese in the discharge of their functions.

(2)The said moneys shall be so applied in accordance with directions from time to time given, with the concurrence of the Diocesan Board of Finance, by the bishop or a person duly authorised for that purpose by him.

[F4(3)Before giving any directions under subsection (2) above with respect to the application of the said moneys in providing or augmenting the stipends or other emoluments of the persons mentioned in subsection (1) above, the bishop or the person so authorised shall have regard to any recommendations made by the Central Stipends Authority with respect to the forms and levels of the stipends and other emoluments of those persons.]

(4)Subject to subsection (3) above, the bishop or the person so authorised shall, in determining the directions to be given under subsection (2) above, have regard to any advice given by the [F5Archbishops’ Council] with respect to the application of the said moneys.]

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F2S. 5(1)(aa) inserted (Provinces of Canterbury and York except Channel Islands and Isle of Man) (1.6.1992) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992 (No. 1), s. 17(1), Sch. 3 para. 7; Instrument dated 27.5.1992 made by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

F4S. 5(3) substituted (1.10.2006) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2006 (No. 1), ss. 3(3), 16(2); S.I. 2006/2, Instrument made by Archbishops

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