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as are described in Part II. of that schedule and all provisions of that Act relative thereto shall apply in every case where a curate is appointed under this Act.

5. [Power for bishop to inhibit in certain cases.] In case any such sequestration remains in force for more than six months, the bishop, if it appears to him that scandal or inconvenience is likely to arise from the incumbent continuing to perform the services of the church while the sequestration remains in force, may, from and after the expiration of such period, inhibit the incumbent from performing any services of the church within the diocese as long as the sequestration shall remain in force, and the bishop may at any time withdraw such inhibition. 6. [Presentation to benefices suspended during sequestration.] During such time as any sequestration remains in force, the incumbent shall be absolutely disabled from presenting or nominating to any benefice then vacant, of which he may be patron in right of the benefice under sequestration, and the right of presentation or nomination to such vacant benefice shall be exercised by the bishop of the diocese in which such vacant benefice is locally situate.

7. [Incumbent of sequestrated benefice not to accept other benefice but with leave.] During the continuance of any sequestration it shall not be lawful for the incumbent of the benefice under sequestration to accept or be instituted or licensed to any other benefice or preferment, the acceptance of or institution or licensing to which would avoid or vacate the benefice so under sequestration, unless with the consent in writing of the bishop of the diocese and the sequestrator.

8. This Act shall not extend to Scotland or Ireland.

9. This Act may be cited as The Sequestration Act, 1871.

THE SCHEDULE.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 106.—An Act to abridge the holding of benefices in plurality, and to make better provision for the residence of the clergy.

ENACTMENTS APPLIED.

PART I.

Sect. 107.

Sect. 108.

Sect. 109.

Provisions relating to bishops to apply to archbishops in their own dioceses.

Power of archbishops and bishops as to exempt or peculiar benefices, &c.

Where jurisdiction is given to bishop, &c., all concurrent jurisdiction to cease.

Sect. 75.

Sect. 76.

Sect. 82. Sect. 97. Sect. 102.

PART II.

Non-resident incumbents) As far as the same
neglected to appoint curates, relates to the re-
the bishop to appoint
sidence of curates.
Curate to reside on benefices under certain circum-

stances.
Fee for license.

Curate not to quit curacy without three months notice to incumbent and bishop, under a penalty. Licenses to curates and revocations thereof to be entered in the registry of the diocese.

34 & 35 VICt. Cap. 66.

An Act to amend and define the Law relating to Private
Chapels, and to Chapels belonging to Colleges, Schools,
Hospitals, Asylums, and other public institutions.
[14th August, 1871.]

THEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to

WHCertain chapels :

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

1. [Bishop may license clergyman to certain private chapels, and revoke such license.] The bishop of the diocese within which any chapel belonging to any college, school, hospital, asylum, or public or charitable institution is situated, whether consecrated or unconsecrated, may license a clergyman of the Church of England to serve such chapel and administer therein the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, and perform such other offices and services of the Church of England as shall be specified in such license, provided that the bishop shall not include in any such license the solemnisation of marriage, and may, if he think fit, revoke the same at any time.

2. [Status of minister, and saving of rights of incumbent.] The minister officiating in such chapel shall, with respect to the performance of the offices and services of the Church specified in such license, be subject to no control or interference on the part of the incumbent of the parish or district in which such chapel is situate; but nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect the right of such incumbent to the entire cure of souls throughout such parish or district elsewhere than within such institution and the chapel thereof.

3. [Offertory.] The offertory and alms collected at any chapel

subject to the provisions of this Act shall be disposed of as the minister thereof shall determine, subject to the direction of the ordinary.

4. This Act may be cited as "The Private Chapels Act, "1871."

35 & 36 VICT. CAP. 35.

An Act for the Amendment of the Act of Uniformity. [18th July, 1872.]

WH

WHEREAS by the Act of Uniformity it is enacted that all and singular ministers in any cathedral, collegiate or parish church or chapel, or other place of public worship in England, shall be bound to say and use the Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, celebration and administration of both the Sacraments, and all other the public and common prayer, in such order and form as is mentioned in the Book of Common Prayer annexed to the said Act:

And whereas in the year 1869 Commissioners were appointed by Her Majesty to inquire and consider, amongst other matters, the differences of practice which have arisen from varying interpretations put upon the rubrics, orders, and directions for regulating the course and conduct of public worship, the administration of the sacraments, and the other services contained in the Book of Common Prayer, with a view of explaining or amending the said rubrics, orders, and directions so as to secure general uniformity of practice in such matters as may be deemed essential, and to report thereon from time to time, having regard not only to the said rubrics, orders, and directions, but also to any other laws or customs relating to the matters aforesaid, with power to suggest any alterations, improvements, or amendments, with respect to such matters or any of them :

And whereas the said Commissioners have by their Report dated the 31st of August, 1870, recommended in manner therein mentioned:

And whereas Her Majesty was pleased to authorise the Convocations of Canterbury and York to consider the said Report of the said Commissioners, and to report to Her Majesty thereon, and the said Convocations have accordingly made their first reports to Her Majesty :

Be it therefore enacted, &c., as follows: 1. [Definitions.] In this Act,

The term "Act of Uniformity" means the Act of 14 & 15 Charles II. c. 4., intituled "An Act for the Uniformity of Public "Prayers and Administration of Sacraments and other Rites

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"and Ceremonies, and for establishing the Form of Mak"ing, 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 term "Book of Common Prayer" means the book annexed to the said Act of Charles II., and intituled "The Book of "Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments "and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the Use of the Church of England, together with the 66 Psalter or Psalms of David pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches, and the Form or Manner of Making, 66 Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and "" Deacons :

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The term "cathedral” means a cathedral or collegiate church in which the Book of Common Prayer is required by the Act of Uniformity to be used:

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The term church means any parish church, chapel or other place of public worship which is not a cathedral as before defined, and in which the Book of Common Prayer is required by the Act of Uniformity to be used. 2. [Use of shortened form of Morning and Evening Prayer.] The shortened order for Morning Prayer or for Evening Prayer, specified in the schedule to this Act, may, on any day except Sunday, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Ascension Day, be used, if in a cathedral in addition to, and if in a church in lieu of, the Order for Morning Prayer or for Evening Prayer respectively prescribed by the Book of Common Prayer.

3. [Special service for special occasions.] Upon any special occasion approved by the ordinary, there may be used in any cathedral or church a special form of service approved by the ordinary, so that there be not introduced into such service anything, except anthems or hymns, which does not form part of the Holy Scriptures or Book of Common Prayer.

4. [Additional service on Sundays and holy-days.] An additional form of service varying from any form prescribed by the Book of Common Prayer may be used at any hour on any Sunday or holy-day in any cathedral or church in which there are duly read, said, or sung as required by law on such Sunday or holy-day at some other hour or hours the Order for Morning Prayer, the Litany, such part of the Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion as is required to be read on Sundays and holy-days if there be no Communion, and the Order for Evening Prayer, so that there be not introduced into such additional service any portion of the Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion, or anything, except anthems or hymns, which does not form part

of the Holy Scriptures or Book of Common Prayer, and so that such form of service and the mode in which it is used is for the time being approved by the ordinary; provided that nothing in this section shall affect the use of any portion of the Book of Common Prayer as otherwise authorised by the Act of Uniformity or this Act.

5. [Separation of services.] Whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the following forms of service, that is to say, the Order for Morning Prayer, the Litany, and the Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion, may be used as separate services, and it is expedient to remove such doubts: Be it therefore enacted and declared that any of such forms of service may be used together or in varying order as separate services, or that the Litany may be said after the third collect in the Order for Evening Prayer, either in lieu of or in addition to the use of the Litany in the Order for Morning Prayer, without prejudice nevertheless to any legal powers vested in the ordinary; and any of the said forms of service may be used with or without the preaching of a sermon or lecture, or the reading of a homily.

6. [Preaching a sermon without previous service.] Whereas doubts have arisen as to whether a sermon or lecture may be preached without the common prayers and services appointed by the Book of Common Prayer for the time of day being previously read, and it is expedient to remove such doubts : Be it therefore enacted and declared, that a sermon or lecture may be preached without the common prayers or services appointed by the Book of Common Prayer being read before it is preached, so that such sermon or lecture be preceded by any service authorised by this Act, or by the Bidding Prayer, or by a collect taken from the Book of Common Prayer, with or without the Lord's Prayer.

7. [Saving of 34 & 35 Vict. c. 26 s. 6.] Nothing in this Act shall affect the provision with respect to the chapels of colleges in the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham, which is contained in section 6 of the Universities Tests Act, 1871.

8. [Effect of schedule.] The schedule to this Act, and the notes thereto and directions therein, shall be construed and have effect as part of this Act.

9. [Short title.] This Act may be cited as "The Act of "Uniformity Amendment Act, 1872.”

SCHEDULE.

NOTE.-The Minister using the Shortened Order for Morning Prayer or for Evening Prayer in this Schedule, may in his discretion add in its proper place any exhortation, prayer,

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