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List of Church of England Measures



This is a list of Church of England Measures, which are the legislation of the Church of England. Since 1970, Measures have been made by the General Synod; prior to then they were made by its predecessor, the Church Assembly. Under the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 (9 & 10 Geo. 5 c. 76), Measures have the same force as an Act of Parliament.

As of July 2010, there were 124 Measures passed and unrepealed.

10 & 11 Geo. 5 (1920)

  • Convocations of the Clergy Measure 1920 - No. 1

11 & 12 Geo. 5 (1921)

12 & 13 Geo. 5 (1922)

  • Representation of the Laity (Amendment) Measure 1922 - No. 1
  • Pluralities Act 1838 Amendment Measure 1922 - No. 2
  • Revised Tables of Lessons Measure 1922 - No. 3

1923

No Measures were passed in this year (but see note to the following year's Measures)

14 & 15 Geo. 5 (1924)

"These Measures though passed in 1924 describe themselves as 1923"[1]

  • Benefices Act 1898 (Amendment) Measure 1923 - No. 1
  • Union of Benefices Measure 1923 - No. 2
  • Ecclesiastical Dilapidations Measure 1923 - No. 3
  • Bishopric of Blackburn Measure 1923 - No. 4
  • Diocese of Southwell (Division) Measure 1923 - No. 5
  • Diocese of Winchester (Division) Measure 1923 - No. 6

15 & 16 Geo. 5 (1925)

  • Interpretation Measure 1925 - No. 1
  • Bishopric of Leinster Measure 1925 - No. 2
  • Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925 - No. 3

16 & 17 Geo. 5 (1926)

  • Brislington Parishes (Transfer) Measure 1926 - No. 1
  • Rural Deaneries of Pontefract and Hemsworth (Transfer) Measure 1926 - No. 2
  • Parish of Manchester Division Act 1850 (Amendment) Measure 1926 - No. 3
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners Measure 1926 - No. 4
  • First Fruits and Tenths Measure 1926 - No. 5
  • Clergy Pensions Measure 1926 - No. 6
  • Episcopal Pensions Measure 1926 - No. 7
  • Benefices (Ecclesiastical Duties) Measure 1926 - No. 8

17 & 18 Geo. 5 (1927)

  • Indian Church Measure 1927 - No. 1
  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1927 - No. 2
  • New Dioceses (Transitional Provisions) Measure 1927 - No. 3


  • Prayer Book Measure 1927 (proposed)

18 & 19 Geo. 5 (1928)

  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Provision for Unbeneficed Clergy) Measure 1928 - No. 1
  • Tithe (Administration of Trusts) Measure 1928 - No. 2
  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1928 - No. 3


  • Prayer Book Measure 1928 (proposed)

19 & 20 Geo. 5 (1929)

  • Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1929 - No. 1
  • Representation of the Laity Measure 1929 - No. 2
  • Ecclesiastical Dilapidations (Amendment) Measure 1929 - No. 3
  • Westminster Abbey Measure 1929 - No. 4

20 & 21 Geo. 5 (1930)

  • Parsonages Measure 1930 - No. 1
  • Archdeaconry of Surrey Measure 1930 - No. 2
  • Marriage Measure 1930 - No. 3
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Pensions of Church Estates Commissioners) Measure 1930 - No. 4
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Sodor and Man) Measure 1930 - No. 5
  • Clergy Pensions (Older Incumbents) Measure 1930 - No. 6
  • Pluralities Measure 1930 - No. 7
  • Benefices (Transfer of Rights of Patronage) Measure 1930 - No. 8

21 & 22 Geo. 5 (1931)

  • Episcopal Pensions (Sodor and Man) Measure 1931 - No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Loans for Church Training Colleges) Measure 1931 - No. 2
  • Benefices (Exercise of Rights of Presentation) Measure 1931 - No. 3
  • Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931 - No. 4
  • Channel Islands (Representation) Measure 1931 - No. 5
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Provision for Unbeneficed Clergy) Measure 1928 (Amendment) Measure 1931 - No. 6
  • Cathedrals Measure 1931 - No. 7

22 & 23 Geo. 5 (1932)

  • Benefices (Diocesan Boards of Patronage) Measure 1932 - No. 1

23 & 24 Geo. 5 (1933)

  • Benefices (Purchase of Rights of Patronage) Measure 1933 - No. 1
  • Wythenshawe Parishes (Transfer) Measure 1933 - No. 2
  • Parish of Manchester Revenues Measure 1933 - No. 3
  • Benefices (Sequestrations) Measure 1933 - No. 4

24 & 25 Geo. 5 (1934)

  • Clerical Disabilities Act 1870 (Amendment) Measure 1934 - No. 1
  • Banns of Marriage Measure 1934 - No. 2
  • Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure 1934 - No. 3

25 & 26 Geo. 5 (1935)

  • Diocese of Southwell (Transfer) Measure 1935 - No. 1
  • Farnham Castle Measure 1935 - No. 2

26 Geo. 5 & 1 Edw. 8 (1936)

  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1936 - No. 1
  • Union of Benefices (Amendment) Measure 1936 - No. 2
  • Clergy Pensions (Widows and Dependants) Measure 1936 - No. 3
  • Cathedrals (Houses of Residence) Measure 1936 - No. 4
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1936 - No. 5

1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6 (1937)

  • Queen Anne's Bounty (Powers) Measure 1937 - No. 1
  • House of Laity (Co-opted Members) Measure 1937 - No. 2
  • Southwark Cathedral Measure 1937 - No. 3

1 & 2 Geo. 6 (1938)

  • Marriage (Licensing of Chapels) Measure 1938 - No. 1
  • Guildford Cathedral Measure 1938 - No. 2
  • Parsonages Measure 1938 - No. 3
  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1938 - No. 4
  • Liverpool City Churches Act 1897 (Amendment) Measure 1938 - No. 5
  • Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1938 - No. 6

2 & 3 Geo. 6 (1939)

  • Queen Anne's Bounty (Powers) Measure 1939 - No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Officers Remuneration Measure 1939 - No. 2
  • Clergy (National Emergency Precautions) Measure 1939 - No. 3

3 & 4 Geo. 6 (1939–40)

  • House of Laity (Postponement of Election) Measure 1939 - No. 1
  • Benefice Buildings (Postponement of Inspections and Repayment of Loans) Measure 1940 - No. 2
  • Ecclesiastical Dilapidations (Chancel Repairs) Measure 1940 - No. 3

4 & 5 Geo. 6 (1941)

  • Diocesan Reorganisation Committees Measure 1941 - No. 1

5 & 6 Geo. 6 (1942)

  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1942 - No. 1
  • Loans (Postponement of Repayment) Measure 1942 - No. 2

6 & 7 Geo. 6 (1943)

  • New Parishes Measure 1943 - No. 1
  • Episcopal Endowments and Stipends Measure 1943 - No. 2
  • Diocesan Education Committees Measure 1943 - No. 3

7 & 8 Geo. 6 (1944)

  • Reorganisation Areas Measure 1944 - No. 1

8 & 9 Geo. 6 (1944–45)

  • Emergency Legislation Measure 1944 - No. 1
  • Episcopal Pensions Measure 1945 - No. 2
  • Incumbents (Disability) Measure 1945 - No. 3

9 & 10 Geo. 6 (1946)

  • Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Curate Grants) Measure 1946 - No. 1
  • Clergy Pensions (Supplementary Pensions) Measure 1946 - No. 2
  • Benefices (Suspension of Presentation) Measure 1946 - No. 3

10 & 11 Geo. 6 (1947)

  • Incumbents (Discipline) Measure 1947 - No. 1
  • Church Commissioners Measure 1947 - No. 2
  • Parsonages (Amendment) Measure 1947 - No. 3

11 & 12 Geo. 6 (1948)

  • Clergy Pensions Measure 1948 - No. 1

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6 (1949)

  • Church Dignitaries (Retirement) Measure 1949 - No. 1
  • Parochial Church Councils (Powers) (Amendment) Measure 1949 - No. 2
  • Pastoral Reorganisation Measure 1949 - No. 3
  • Benefices (Suspension of Presentation) Measure 1946 (Amendment) Measure 1949 - No. 4
  • Reorganisation Areas Measure 1944 (Amendment) Measure 1949 - No. 5

14 Geo. 6 (1950)

  • Incumbents (Discipline) Measure 1947 (Amendment) Measure 1950 - No. 1

14 & 15 Geo. 6 (1951)

  • Diocesan Education Committees Measure 1943 (Amendment) Measure 1951 - No. 1
  • Bishops (Retirement) Measure 1951 - No. 2
  • Ecclesiastical Dilapidations Measures 1923 to 1929 (Amendment) Measure 1951 - No. 3
  • Cathedrals (Appointed Commissions) Measure 1951 - No. 4
  • Benefices (Stabilization of Incomes) Measure 1951 - No. 5

15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2 (1952)

  • Church of England Pensions Board (Powers) Measure 1952 - No. 1

1 & 2 Eliz. 2 (1952–53)

  • Union of Benefices (Disused Churches) Measure 1952 - No. 1
  • Diocesan Stipends Funds Measure 1953 - No. 2
  • Incumbents (Discipline) and Church Dignitaries (Retirement) Amendment Measure 1953 - No. 3
  • Archdeaconries (Augmentation) Measure 1953 - No. 4
  • Benefices (Suspension of Presentation) Measure 1953 - No. 5

2 & 3 Eliz. 2 (1954)

  • New Housing Areas (Church Buildings) Measure 1954 - No. 1
  • Reorganisation Areas Measure 1944 (Amendment) Measure 1954 - No. 2
  • Cathedrals (Grants) Measure 1954 - No. 3
  • Clergy Pensions Measure 1954 - No. 4

3 & 4 Eliz. 2 (1955)

  • Inspection of Churches Measure 1955 - No. 1 - 1955 No.1

4 & 5 Eliz. 2 (1955–56)

5 & 6 Eliz. 2 (1957)

  • Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931 (Amendment) Measure 1957 - No. 1

6 & 7 Eliz. 2 (1958)

  • Church Funds Investment Measure 1958 - No. 1
  • Church Schools (Assistance by Church Commissioners) Measure 1958 - No. 2

7 & 8 Eliz. 2 (1959)

  • Truro Cathedral Measure 1959 - No. 1
  • Vacancies in Sees Measure 1959 - No. 2
  • Guildford Cathedral Measure 1959 - No. 3

8 & 9 Eliz. 2 (1960)

  • Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960 - No. 1

9 & 10 Eliz. 2 (1961)

  • Farnham Castle Measure 1961 - No. 1
  • Baptismal Registers Measure 1961 - No. 2
  • Clergy Pensions Measure 1961 - No. 3

10 & 11 Eliz. 2 (1962)

  • Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1962 - No. 1

1963

1964

  • Church Commissioners (Loans for Theological Colleges and Training Houses) Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 1
  • Incumbents and Churchwardens (Trusts) Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 2
  • Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignation) Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 3
  • Holy Table Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 4
  • Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 5
  • Clergy (Ordination and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 6
  • Vestures of Ministers Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 7
  • Church Commissioners Measure 1964 - 1964 No. 8

1965

  • Prayer Book (Alternative and Other Services) Measure 1965 - 1965 No. 1
  • Benefices (Suspension of Presentation) (Continuance) Measure 1965 - 1965 No. 2
  • Prayer Book (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1965 - 1965 No. 3
  • Prayer Book (Versions of the Bible) Measure 1965 - 1965 No. 4

1966

No Church Assembly Measures were passed during 1966.[2]

1967

  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 - 1967 No. 1
  • Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967 - 1967 No. 2
  • Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967 - 1967 No. 3

1968

  • Pastoral Measure 1968 - 1968 No. 1
  • Prayer Book (Further Provisions) Measure 1968 - 1968 No. 2

1969

  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1969 - 1969 No. 1
  • Synodical Government Measure 1969 - 1969 No. 2

1970

  • Collegiate Churches (Capital Endowments) Measure 1970 - 1970 No. 1
  • Sharing of Church Buildings Measure 1970 - 1970 No. 2
  • Church Commissioners Measure 1970 - 1970 No. 3

1971

  • Synodical Government (Special Majorities) Measure 1971 - 1971 No. 1

1972

  • Admission to Holy Communion Measure 1972 - 1972 No. 1
  • Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972 1972 - 1972 No. 2
  • Benefices Measure 1972 - 1972 No. 3
  • Deaconesses and Lay Ministry Measure 1972 - 1972 No. 4
  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1972 - 1972 No. 5

1973

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1973.[3]

1974

  • Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 1974 - 1974 No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Amendment) Measure 1974 - 1974 No. 2
  • Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974 - 1974 No. 3

1975

  • Church Commissioners (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1975 - 1975 No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Offices (Age Limit) Measure 1975 - 1975 No. 2

1976

  • Cathedrals Measure 1976 - 1976 No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers Measure 1976 - 1976 No. 2
  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1976 - 1976 No. 3
  • Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976 - 1976 No. 4

1977

  • Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977 - 1977 No. 1

1978

  • Dioceses Measure 1978 - 1978 No. 1
  • Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978 - 1978 No. 2
  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1978 - 1978 No. 3

1979

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1979.[4]

1980

  • Deaconesses and Lay Workers (Pensions) Measure 1980 - 1980 No. 1
  • Diocese in Europe Measure 1980 - 1980 No. 2

1981

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1981.[5]

1982

  • Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 1982 - 1982 No. 1
  • Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1982 - 1982 No. 2

1983

  • Pastoral Measure 1983 - 1983 No. 1
  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1983 - 1983 No. 2

1984

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1984.[6]

1985

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1985.[7]

1986

  • Bishops (Retirement) Measure 1986 - 1986 No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986 - 1986 No. 2
  • Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 - 1986 No. 3
  • Deacons (Ordination of Women) Measure 1986 - 1986 No. 4

1987

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1987.[8]

1988

  • Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988 - 1988 No. 1
  • Church Commissioners (Assistance for Priority Areas) Measure 1988 - 1988 No. 2
  • Church of England (Ecumenical Relations) Measure 1988 - 1988 No. 3[9]
  • Church of England (Pensions) Measure 1988 - 1988 No. 4

1989

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1989.[10]

1990

  • Clergy (Ordination) Measure 1990 - 1990 No. 1
  • Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 - 1990 No. 2

1991

  • Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 - 1991 No. 1
  • Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991 - 1991 No. 2

1992

  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992 - 1992 No. 1

1993

1994

  • Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 1994 - 1994 No. 1
  • Care of Cathedrals (Supplementary Provisions) Measure 1994 - 1994 No. 2
  • Church of England (Legal Aid) Measure 1994 - 1994 No. 3

1995

  • Team and Group Ministries Measure 1995 - 1995 No. 1
  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1995 - 1995 No. 2

1996

No General Synod Measures were passed during 1996.[11]

1997

  • Pensions Measure 1997 - 1997 No. 1

1998

  • National Institutions Measure 1998 - 1998 No. 1

1999

  • Cathedrals Measure 1999 - 1999 No. 1
  • Care of Places of Worship Measure 1999 - 1999 No. 2

2000

  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2000 - 2000 No. 1

2001

  • Churchwardens Measure 2001 - 2001 No. 1

2002

No General Synod Measures were passed during 2002.[12]

2003

  • Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003 - 2003 No. 1
  • Church of England (Pensions) Measure 2003 - 2003 No. 2
  • Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 - 2003 No. 3[13][14][15]

2004

No General Synod Measures were passed during 2004.[16]

2005

  • Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure 2005 - 2005 No. 1
  • Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure 2005 - 2005 No. 2
  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2005 - 2005 No. 3

2006

  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2006 - 2006 No. 1
  • Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 2006 - 2006 No. 2

2007

  • Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007 - 2007 No. 1

2008

  • Church of England Marriage Measure 2008 - 2008 No. 1

2009

  • Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure 2009 - 2009 No. 1
  • Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure 2009 - 2009 No. 2

2010

  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2010 - 2010 No. 1
  • Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure 2010 - 2010 No. 2
  • Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure 2010 - 2010 No. 3

2011

  • Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011 - 2011 No. 1
  • Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure 2011 - 2011 No. 2
  • Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 - 2011 No. 3

2012

  • Church of England Marriage (Amendment) Measure 2012 - 2012 No. 1

2013

  • Diocese in Europe Measure 2013 - 2013 No. 1
  • Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 - 2013 No. 2

See also

References

  • Chronological Table of the Statutes
  • The Public General Acts and Church Assembly Measures (exact title varies) (various years)

Notes

  1. ^ Chronological Table of the Statutes
  2. ^ The Public General Acts 1966
  3. ^ The Public General Acts 1973
  4. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1979
  5. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1981
  6. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1984
  7. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1985
  8. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1987
  9. ^ "Church of England (Ecumenical Relations) Measure 1988". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ The Public General Acts 1989
  11. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 1996
  12. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 2002
  13. ^ "Clergy Discipline Measure 2003". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 B". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Clergy Discipline Measure 2003: A Canter Through its Provisions and Procedures". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  16. ^ The Public General Acts and General Synod Measures 2004

External links

  • Measures of the General Synod
  • Text of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
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