Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1919 c. 76


Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act, 1919

(9 & 10 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 76.

An Act to confer powers on the National Assembly of the Church of England constituted in accordance with the constitution attached as an 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 for other purposes connected therewith.

[23rd December 1919]

W HEREAS the Convocations of Canterbury and York have recommended in Addresses presented to His Majesty on the tenth day of May nineteen hundred and nineteen, that, subject to the control and authority of His Majesty and of the two Houses of Parliament, powers in regard to legislation touching matters concerning the Church of England shall be conferred on the National Assembly of the Church of England constituted in the manner set forth in identical terms in the Appendix attached to their several Addresses:

And whereas it is expedient, subject to such control and authority as aforesaid, that such powers should be conferred on the Church Assembly so constituted:

Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Definitions.

1 Definitions.

1. In this Act—

(1) ‘The National Assembly of the Church of England’ (hereinafter called ‘the Church Assembly’) means the Assembly constituted in accordance with the constitution 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;

(2) ‘The Constitution’ means the Constitution of the Church Assembly set forth in the Appendix to the Addresses presented by the Convocations of Canterbury and York to His Majesty as aforesaid;

(3) ‘The Legislative Committee’ means the Legislative Committee of the Church Assembly appointed in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution;

(4) ‘The Ecclesiastical Committee’ means the Committee established as provided in section two of this Act;

(5) ‘Measure’ means a legislative measure intended to receive the Royal Assent and to have effect as an Act of Parliament in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

S-2 Establishment of an Ecclesiastical Committee.

2 Establishment of an Ecclesiastical Committee.

(1) There shall be a Committee of members of both Houses of Parliament styled ‘The Ecclesiastical Committee.’

(2) The Ecclesiastical Committee shall consist of fifteen members of the House of Lords, nominated by the Lord Chancellor and fifteen members of the House of Commons nominated by the Speaker of the House of Commons, to be appointed on the passing of this Act to serve for the duration of the present Parliament and thereafter to be appointed at the commencement of each Parliament to serve for the duration of...

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