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NOTE: All the Measures below have,
where applicable, been updated to take account of relevant new
legislation. Our aim is to keep the Measures up to date with
amendments but we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or
A Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England
to consolidate with corrections and minor improvements the Pastoral
Measure 1983 and Parts 3, 4, 5 and 6 and section 61 of the
Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007, and related enactments
which are designed to make better provision for the cure of
Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure
The Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007 is aimed at
making new and more flexible provision for the Church's structures
and procedures so as to facilitate its mission for the 21st
Century. It is the most substantial piece of legislation to
come before the General Synod for over 20 years, and aims to make
better provision for the cure of souls and to assist in furthering
the Church's mission in the broadest sense. Further
information on this Measure, including notes and explanations to
complement the text of the legislation, may be found here.
(Amendment) Measure 2006
The Pastoral (Amendment) measure 2006 amended Section 56 of the
Measure to allow for the lease of part of a church building without
closing any part for regular public worship. A guide to this
amendment is available here.
of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2006 which came
into effect on 1 October 2006 substituted the Diocesan Board of
Finance for the Commissioners as the body entitled to receive
copies of statutory notices in the vacancy of benefices or as the
body entitled to receive proceeds of Compulsory Purchase Orders,
Parsonages Measure 1938
(1 December 2007)
A Measure providing for the sale, purchase and improvement etc
of parsonage houses and land belonging to benefices and the rights
of interested parties.
(includes recommended Notice Forms 1-7)
Rules to be followed by Diocesan Parsonages Boards when serving
notice on Patrons and PCCs (or Churchwardens) of proposed sales,
exchange, building, purchases, disposition of proceeds etc. of
parsonages together with statutory forms of Notice.
A Measure providing for the repair and management of parsonage
houses, including details of quinquennial inspection reports,
financial matters and the rights of interested parties.
A Measure which deals with the management of diocesan glebe
holdings, including sale, purchase, letting and the investment of
proceeds and the rights of interested parties.
A Measure dealing with the acquisition of land for
church/churchyard/burial ground/church hall/parsonage etc purposes
and for the disposal of unconsecrated land no longer required for
A Measure dealing with the use and management of the Diocesan
Stipends Funds (Capital and Income Accounts).
A Measure which made certain provisions for church land, notably
by amending the New Parishes Measure 1943 and the Parsonages
A Measure which provided for the registration of patrons, for
the respective roles of the patrons, Parochial Church Councils,
Bishops, Archbishops and designated officers in appointing
incumbents to benefices and for the rights of interested
The full text of every Church of England Measure since 1 January
1988 is available at the Office of Public Sector Information
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