Lecturers and Parish Clerks Act 1844

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1844 c. 59
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Septimo & Octavo. An Act for better regulating the Offices of Lecturers and Parish Clerks.

(7 & 8 Vict.) C A P. LIX.

[29th July 1844]

'WHEREAS in divers Districts, Parishes, and Places there now are or hereafter may be certain Lecturers or Preachers in the Holy Orders of Deacon or Priest of the United Church ofEngland and Ireland elected or otherwise appointed to deliver or preach Lectures or Sermons only, without the Obligation of performing other clerical or ministerial Duties: And whereas it is expedient in many Cases that such Lecturers or Preachers should be authorized and required to perform other clerical and ministerial Duties, and to act, if necessary, as Assistant Curates, in such Districts, Parishes, or Places:' 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 Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act it shall be lawful for the Bishopof the Diocese wherein any such Lecturers or Preachers shall be so elected or appointed as aforesaid, if he shall think fit, with the Assent of the Incumbent of every such District, Parish, or Place, to require, by Writing under his Hand and Seal, any such Lecturer or Preacher to undertake and perform such other clerical or ministerial Duties, as Assistant Curate or otherwise, within such District, Parish, or Place, as the said Bishop, with the Assent of such Incumbent as aforesaid, shall think proper, and also to vary from Time to Time, if necessary, and with the like Assent, the particular Duties so required to be performed as aforesaid; and in case such Lecturer or Preacher shall at any Time refuse or neglect duly and faithfully to perform such additional Duties, and to act in the Manner required by the said Bishop as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the said Bishop to summon the said Lecturer or Preacher to appear before him, and thereupon the said Bishop, with the Assistance of One at least of the Archdeacons and also of the Chancellor of such Diocese, shall proceed summarily to inquire into the Facts of the Case, and to adjudicate thereon, and, if necessary, to suspend or remove the said Lecturer or Preacher from his said Office, and to declare the same vacant; but nevertheless such Lecturer or Preacher may, within Fourteen Days next after the passing or making of any such Sentence or Declaration, appeal therefrom to the Archbishop of the Province, who shall thereupon forthwith summarily hear and determine the same; and if no such Appeal be made within the Time aforesaid, or if the said Sentence or Declaration shall upon such Appeal be affirmed by the said Archbishop, the said Bishop shall then cause the same to be forthwith duly published in the Church or Chapel wherein the said Lecturer or Preacher hath been used to deliver or preach his said Lectures or Sermons by virtue of his said Office, and thereupon the said Office shall be and be deemed to be vacant, and the Parties entitled to elect or appoint a Person to the same shall be entitled and required to elect or appoint a Successor thereto, in the same Manner as if the said Lecturer or Preacher were dead, and the Right and Interest of such Lecturer or Preacher to and in the said Office, and to and in all the Emoluments and Advantages thereof, shall wholly cease and determine; provided that nothing herein contained shall affect or be deemed applicable to any Lecturer or Preacher who shall have been elected or appointed to his said Office before the passing of this Act, unless such Lectureror Preacher shall consent to be bound thereby.

S-II Power to appoint Persons in Holy Orders to the Office of Church Clerk, and to require such Persons to act as Assistant Curates, if necessary.

II Power to appoint Persons in Holy Orders to the Office of Church Clerk, and to require such Persons to act as Assistant Curates, if necessary.

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