Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1840

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1840 c. 113
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Tertio & Quarto. An Act to carry into effect, with certain Modifications, the Fourth Report of the Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues.

(3 & 4 Vict.) C A P. CXIII.

[11th August 1840]

'WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituledAn Act for carrying into effect the Reports of the Commissioners appointed to consider the State of the Established Church in England and Wales with reference to Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues, so far as they relate to Episcopal Dioceses, Revenues, and Patronage , constituting the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England to be One Body Politic and Corporate for the Purposes set forth in the said Act: And whereas the Commissioners first mentioned in the said Act, in their Fourth Report to His late Majesty, bearing Date the Twenty-fourth Day of June in the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, made certain Recommendations touching Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and other Things in the said Report specified: And whereas it is expedient that the said Recommendations should be adopted, with certain Alterations:' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliamentassembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from henceforth all the Members of Chapter, except the Dean, in every Cathedral and Collegiate Church inEngland , and in the Cathedral Churches of Saint David and Llandaff , shall be styled Canons; and the Precentor of the Cathedral Church of Saint David and the Warden of the Collegiate Church of Manchester shall be respectively styled Dean.

S-II Number of Canons.

II Number of Canons.

II. And be it enacted, That, subject to the Provisions herein-after contained, the Number of Canons in the several Cathedral and Collegiate Churches of the New Foundation, and in the Cathedral Churches ofSaint David and Llandaff , and in the Queen's Free Chapel of Saint George within the Castle of Windsor , and of Canons Residentiary in the several Cathedral Churches of the Old Foundation in England , shall be the Number respectively specified in the Schedule hereto annexed.

S-III Residence of Dean and Canons.

III Residence of Dean and Canons.

III. And be it enacted, That in every Cathedral and Collegiate Church the Term of Residence to be kept by every Dean thereof hereafter appointed shall be Eight Months at the least in every Year, and the Term of Residence to be kept by every Canon thereof hereafter appointed shall be Three Months at the least in every Year.

S-IV Six Canonries suspended at Canterbury.

IV Six Canonries suspended at Canterbury.

IV. And be it enacted, That in the Chapter of the Cathedral Church ofCanterbury Six Canonries shall be suspended in the following Order; that is to say, the Canonry firstly vacant shall be suspended; and the Canonry now held by the Archdeacon of Canterbury and the Canonry secondly vacant shall be subject to the Provisions herein-after contained respecting the Endowment of Archdeaconries by the Annexation of Canonries thereto; and the Canonry thirdly vacant shall be suspended, and the Canonry fourthly vacant shall be filled up by Her Majesty; and the Two Canonries fifthly and sixthly vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up by Her Majesty; and the Two Canonries which shall then next be vacant shall be suspended; and that thereafter, upon every Fourth Vacancy among the Canonries not annexed to any Archdeaconry, the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury shall appoint a Canon, and all other Vacancies among such last-mentioned Canonries shall be filled up by Her Majesty.

S-V Canonry at Christchurch annexed to a Professorship instead of Canonry at Worcester.

V Canonry at Christchurch annexed to a Professorship instead of Canonry at Worcester.

V. And be it enacted, That in the Chapter ofChristchurch in Oxford the first vacant Canonry, not being One of the Two Canonries which are respectively annexed to Regius Professorships in the University of Oxford , shall immediately become and be permanently annexed and united to the Lady Margaret's Professorship of Divinity in the said University, and shall and may be held by the present and every future Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity therein; and that upon such Annexation as aforesaid the Canonry in the Cathedral Church of Worcester , which is now annexed to the last-mentioned Professorship, shall be ipso facto detached therefrom, and shall become vacant; and the Canonry secondly vacant in the said Chapter of Christchurch shall be subject to the Provisions herein-after contained respecting the Endowment of Archdeaconries by the Annexation of Canonries thereto.

S-VI Two Canonries at Christchurch annexed to new Professorships in the University of Oxford.

VI Two Canonries at Christchurch annexed to new Professorships in the University of Oxford.

VI. 'And whereas Her Majesty has graciously intimated to Parliament Her Royal Will and Intention to found Two new Professorships in the said University ofOxford , and it is expedient that the same should be competently endowed;' be it therefore enacted, That the Two Canonries in the said Chapter of Christchurch (not being either of them a Canonry annexed or to be annexed to any of the Professorships already founded in the said University) which shall be thirdly and fourthly vacant shall, upon the Vacancies thereof respectively, and the Foundation of such Professorships respectively, become and be permanently annexed and united thereto, in such Order as Her Majesty shall, in and by Her Royal Letters Patent founding such Professorships, direct and appoint; and if either of such last-mentioned Canonries be vacant before the Foundation of such Professorships, the same shall not be filled up until after such Foundation; and after such Annexation the said Canonries shall and may be held by the Holders of such Professorships respectively for the Time being; provided that if the Member of any College or Hall in the said University except Christchurch shall hereafter accept any Professorship to which a Canonry of Christchurch is or shall be annexed, he shall thereby cease to be a Member of such other College or Hall.

S-VII Limitation as to Christchurch.

VII Limitation as to Christchurch.

VII. And be it enacted, That, except as herein particularly specified, nothing in this Act contained shall in any Manner affect or apply to the Cathedral Church ofChrist in Oxford .

S-VIII Six Canonries suspended at Durham, Worcester, and Westminster.

VIII Six Canonries suspended at Durham, Worcester, and Westminster.

VIII. And be it enacted, That in the Chapters of the Cathedral Churches ofDurham and Worcester and of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter Westminster respectively Six Canonries shall be suspended in the following Order; (that is to say,) the first Two vacant Canonries shall be suspended, and the Canonry thirdly vacant shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries fourthly and fifthly vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries which shall then next be vacant shall be suspended.

S-IX Eight Canonries suspended at Windsor.

IX Eight Canonries suspended at Windsor.

IX. And be it enacted, That in the Chapter of the Queen's Free Chapel ofSaint George within Her Castle of Windsor Eight Canonries shall be suspended in the following Order; (that is to say,) the first Two vacant Canonries shall be suspended, and the Canonry thirdly vacant shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries fourthly and fifthly vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries which shall then next be vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries which shall then next be vacant shall be suspended.

S-X Seven Canonries suspended at Winchester.

X Seven Canonries suspended at Winchester.

X. And be it enacted, That in the Chapter of the Cathedral Church ofWinchester Seven Canonries shall be suspended in the following Order; (that is to say,) the Two Canonries secondly and thirdly vacant shall be suspended, and the Canonry fourthly vacant shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries fifthly and sixthly vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up; and the Two Canonries eighthly and ninthly vacant shall be suspended, and the then next vacant Canonry shall be filled up; and the Canonry which shall then next be vacant shall be suspended.

S-XI Three Canonries suspended at Exeter.

XI Three Canonries suspended at Exeter.

XI. And be it enacted, That in the Chapter of the Cathedral Church ofExeter Three Canonries shall be suspended; (that is to say,) the Canonry held in Commendam with the Bishoprick of Exeter shall immediately upon the Vacancy thereof be suspended, and the Two Canonries thirdly and fourthly vacant (not being either of them the Canonry so held in Commendam) shall be also suspended; and the Canonry secondly vacant shall be subject to the Provisions herein-after contained respecting the Endowment of Archdeaconries by the Annexation of Canonries thereto.

S-XII Two Canonries at Ely to be annexed to Professorships at Cambridge.

XII Two Canonries at Ely to be annexed to Professorships at...

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