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3 Meaning of certain expressions in Measures. U.K.

In this Measure, and in every Measure passed by the [F1General Synod] after this Measure, unless the contrary intention appears—

  • The expression “Act of Uniformity” means the Act of the fourteenth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, chapter four, intituled “ M1An Act for the Uniformity of Public Prayers and Administration of Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies, and for establishing the Form of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons in the Church of England,” and includes the enactments confirmed and applied by that Act to the Book of Common Prayer.

  • The expression “benefice” means a benefice with cure of souls and no other, and shall comprehend all rectories and vicarages with cure of souls, perpetual curacies and endowed public chapels, parochial chapelries and chapelries or districts belonging or reputed to belong or annexed or reputed to be annexed to any church or chapel.

  • The expression “Bishop” in relation to the diocese of an Archbishop means Archbishop.

  • The expression “Chancellor of the diocese” means the judge of the consistory or commissary court of the Bishop of the diocese.

  • The expression “church” means any church or chapel which has been consecrated for the purpose of public worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England.

  • The expression “the Constitution” means the Constitution of the Church Assembly set forth in the Appendix to the Addresses presented to His Majesty by the Convocations of Canterbury and York on the tenth day of May, nineteen hundred and nineteen, and laid before both Houses of Parliament, subject to such alterations and additions as have been or may hereafter be made in the said Constitution by any Act of Parliament or Measure.

  • The expression “Church Assembly” means the National Assembly of the Church of England as provided for by the Constitution.

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  • The expression “Regulation” when used of a Regulation made by the Church Assembly means a Regulation making provision in regard to matters concerning the Church of England where such provision does not require Parliamentary sanction.

  • The expression “House of Bishops” means the House of Bishops of the Church Assembly.

  • The expression “House of Clergy” means the House of Clergy of the Church Assembly.

  • The expression “House of Laity” means the House of Laity of the Church Assembly.

  • The expression “Diocesan Conference” means an assembly of Clergy and Laity constituted as a Diocesan Conference in accordance with the Regulations of the Church Assembly for the time being in operation, and containing lay representatives elected in accordance with the Constitution.

  • The expression “Diocesan Board of Finance” means the body constituted as such for any diocese under the provisions of any Measure, and, pending the passing of such a Measure, the body recognised by the Bishop as the board of finance of the diocese.

  • The expression “Parochial Church Council” means a Parochial Church Council as provided for by the Constitution.

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F1Words substituted from 2.11.1970 by virtue of Synodical Government Measure 1969 (No. 2) s. 2(2)

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C1S. 3 amended as to definitions of “the Constitution” and “Church Assembly” by Synodical Government Measure 1969 (No. 2), s. 2(2)

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