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Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956

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7 Miscellaneous powers of council.E

[F1(1)]The council of every parish shall have the following powers in addition to any powers conferred by the Constitution or otherwise by this Measure:—

(i)Power to frame an annual budget of moneys required for the maintenance of the work of the Church in the parish and otherwise and to take such steps as they think necessary for the raising collecting and allocating of such moneys;

(ii)Power to make levy and collect a voluntary church rate for any purpose connected with the affairs of the church including the administrative expenses of the council and the costs of any legal proceedings;

(iii)Power jointly with the minister to appoint and dismiss the parish clerk and sexton or any persons performing or assisting to perform the duties of parish clerk or sexton and to determine their salaries and the conditions of the tenure of their offices or of their employment but subject to the rights of any persons holding the said offices at the appointed day;

(iv)Power jointly with the minister to determine the objects to which all moneys to be given or collected in church shall be allocated . . . F2

(v)Power to make representations to the bishop with regard to any matter affecting the welfare of the church in the parish.

[F3(2)The objects referred to in subsection (1)(iv) may be determined either generally or by reference to particular occasions or occasions of a particular class.]

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