List of Measures from 1920

Measures from 1988 onwards can be downloaded from the OPSI website in the form in which they were originally enacted. Details of Measures before that date may be found in Vol. 14 of Halsbury's Statutes, which is widely available in public libraries. The up-to-date revised form of all UK primary legislation (i.e. incorporating amendments made since enactment), including Church of England Measures, can be accessed via the UK Legislation website.

Measures are brought into force by commencement instruments signed by the two Archbishops, and in the case of complex legislation different provisions of the same Measure may be brought into force on different dates, sometimes by different commencement instruments. Commencement instruments from 1991 onwards may also be downloaded from the Statute Law Database (see link at right).

2012 No. 1

Church of England Marriage (Amendment) Measure 2012 (in force in part)

2011 No. 3

Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 

2011 No. 1

Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011

2011 No. 2

Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure 2011

2010 No. 3

Crown Benefices (Parish Representatives) Measure 2010

2010 No. 2

Vacancies in Suffragan Sees and Other Ecclesiastical Offices Measure 2010

2010 No. 1

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2010

2009 No. 2

Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure 2009

2009 No. 1

Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure 2009

2008 No. 1

Church of England Marriage Measure 2008

2007 No. 1

Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

2006 No. 2

Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 2006

2006 No. 1

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2006

2005 No. 3

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2005

2005 No. 2

Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure 2005

2005 No. 1

Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure 2005

2003 No. 3

Clergy Discipline Measure 2003

2003 No. 2

Church of England (Pensions) Measure 2003

2003 No. 1

Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003

2001 No. 1

Churchwardens Measure 2001

2000 No. 1

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2000 (amended by 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1) (para 5(a) of Schedule 2 not yet in force)

1999 No. 2

Care of Places of Worship Measure 1999

1999 No. 1

Cathedrals Measure 1999

1998 No. 1

National Institutions Measure 1998 (amended by 2006 No. 1)

1997 No. 1

Pensions Measure 1997 (amended by 2003 No. 2)

1995 No. 2

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1995 (repealed in part by 1998 No. 1)

1995 No. 1

Team and Group Ministries Measure 1995

1994 No. 3

Church of England (Legal Aid) Measure 1994 (amended by 2003 No. 3)

1994 No. 2

Care of Cathedrals (Supplementary Provisions) Measure 1994

1994 No. 1

Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 1994

1993 No. 3

Ordination of Women (Financial Provisions) Measure 1993

1993 No. 2

Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 (repealed by 1999 No. 1)

1993 No. 1

Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) (Amendment) Measure 1993 (amended by 1995 No. 2)

1992 No. 1

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992 (amended by 1995 No. 1)

1991 No. 2

Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991

1991 No. 1

Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (amended by 1994 No. 3, 1995 No. 1, 1995 No. 2, 2003 No. 3 and 2005 No. 2)

1990 No. 2

Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 (repealed in part by 1991 No. 1)

1990 No. 1

Clergy (Ordination) Measure 1990

1988 No. 4

Church of England (Pensions) Measure 1988 (amended by SI 1988/2256 and 2003 No. 2) (see 9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 3 below)

1988 No. 3

Church of England (Ecumenical Relations) Measure 1988 (amended by 1992 No. 1)

1988 No. 2

Church Commissioners (Assistance for Priority Areas) Measure 1988 (see 2 & 3 Eliz 2 No. 1 below)

1988 No. 1

Church of England (Legal Aid and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1988 (repealed in part by 1994 No. 3 and amended by 1995 No. 1)

1986 No. 4

Deacons (Ordination of Women) Measure 1986

1986 No. 3

Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 (repealed in part and amended by 1992 No. 1, 1993 No. 2, 1995 No. 2 and 2000 No. 1)

1986 No. 2

Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986 (amended by 1991 No. 1, 1995 No. 2, 1999 No. 2, 2000 No. 1 and 2003 No. 3)

1986 No. 1

Bishops (Retirement) Measure 1986

1983 No. 2

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1983 (repealed in part and amended by 1983 No. 1, 1986 No. 1, 1990 No. 1, 1993 No. 2 and 1995 No. 2)

1983 No. 1

Pastoral Measure 1983 (repealed in part and amended by 1986 No. 3, 1988 No. 1, 1988 No. 3, 1992 No. 1, 1993 No. 2, 1994 No. 1, 1994 No. 3, 1995 No. 2, 1998 No. 1, 2000 No. 1, 2001 No. 1, 2005 No. 3, 2006 No. 1 and 2006 No. 2)

1982 No. 2

Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1982 (amended by 2003 No. 2) (see 9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 3 below)

1980 No. 2

Diocese in Europe Measure 1980 (amended by 1988 No. 4)

1980 No. 1

Deaconesses and Lay Workers (Pensions) Measure 1980 (amended by 1988 No. 4) (see 9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 3 below)

1978 No. 3

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1978 (repealed and amended in part by 1983 No. 2, 1991 No. 1, 2000 No. 1 and 2006 No. 1)

1978 No. 2

Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978 (repealed in part and amended by 1978 No. 2, 1978 No. 3, 1983 No. 1, 1983 No. 2, 1992 No. 1 and 1995 No. 2)

1978 No. 1

Dioceses Measure 1978 (repealed in part and amended by 1983 No. 2, 1986 No. 3, 1983 No. 2, 1990 No. 1, 1992 No. 1, 1993 No. 2 and 1999 No. 1)

1977 No. 1

Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977 (repealed and amended in part by 1988 No. 1, 1988 No. 4 and 1993 No. 1)

1976 No. 4

Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976 (repealed in part and amended by 1978 No. 3, 1982 No. 1, 1983 No. 1, 1983 No. 2, 1992 No. 1, 1995 No. 1, 1998 No. 1, 2000 No. 1, 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1)

1976 No. 3

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1976 (repealed in part and amended by 1983 No. 2 and 1992 No. 1)

1976 No. 2

Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers Measure 1976 (repealed in part and amended by 1983 No. 2 and 2003 No. 3)

1976 No. 1

Cathedrals Measure 1976 (see 1963 No. 2 above) (repealed in part by 1999 No. 1)

1975 No. 2

Ecclesiastical Offices (Age Limit) Measure 1975 (repealed in part by 1978 No. 3, 1986 No. 1 and 1991 No. 1)

1975 No. 1

Church Commissioners (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1975 (amended by 2005 No. 3)

1974 No. 3

Church of England (Worship and Doctrine) Measure 1974

1974 No. 2

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Amendment) Measure 1974 (see 1963 No. 1 below)

1974 No. 1

Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 1974 (see 1969 No. 2 below)

1972 No. 5

Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1972 (repealed in part by SI 1975/136, SI 1977/1146, SI 1988/2256 and amended by 1995 No. 2 and 1997 No. 1) (see also 9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 3 below)

1972 No. 4

Deaconesses and Lay Ministry Measure 1972 (amended by 1995 No. 1)

1972 No. 3

Benefices Measure 1972 (amended by 1992 No. 1)

1972 No. 2

Repairs of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972 (repealed in part and amended by 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4, 1986 No. 3, 1991 No. 1, 1998 No. 1, 2000 No. 1, 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1)

1972 No. 1

Admission to Holy Communion Measure 1972

1971 No. 1

Synodical Government (Special Majorities) Measure 1971 (see 1969 No. 2 below)

1970 No. 3

Church Commissioners Measure 1970

1970 No. 2

Sharing of Church Buildings Measure 1970 (repealed in part and amended in part by 1983 No. 1 and 1988 No. 2)

1970 No. 1

Collegiate Churches (Capital Endowments) Measure 1970

1969 No. 2

Synodical Government Measure 1969 (repealed in part and amended by 1971 No. 1, 1974 No. 1, 1974 No. 3, 1978 No. 3, 1980 No. 2, 1986 No. 3, 1993 No. 2, 1998 No. 1, 1999 No. 1, 2001 No. 1 and 2006 No. 1, and SIs in respect of the Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolutions); the Measure may be cited together with the Synodical Government (Special Majorities) Measure 1971 and the Synodical Government (Amendment) Measures as the Synodical Government Measures 1969 to 1974

1968 No. 2

Prayer Book (Further Provisions) Measure 1968 (repealed in part and amended by 1974 No. 3)

1967 No. 3

Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967 (amended by 1980 No. 2)

1967 No. 2

Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967 (amended by 1988 No. 1)

1967 No. 1

Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 (repealed and amended in part by SI 1977/1146, 1982 No. 2, SI 1985/2081, 1988 No. 4 and 2003 No. 2). See also 9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 3 below.

1965 No. 4

Prayer Book (Versions of the Bible) Measure 1965

1964 No. 8

Church Commissioners Measure 1964

1964 No. 6

Clergy (Ordination and Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1964 (repealed in part and amended by 1967 No. 3, 1974 No. 3, 1986 No. 4, 1988 No. 1 and 1990 No. 1)

1964 No. 5

Faculty Jurisdiction Measure 1964 (repealed in part and amended by 1969 No. 2, the Ancient Monuments and Archeological Areas Act 1979, the Building Act 1984, 1986 No. 2 and 1991 No. 1)

1964 No. 2

Incumbents and Churchwardens (Trusts) Measure 1964 (repealed in part and amended by 1969 No. 2 and 1976 No. 4)

1964 No. 1

Church Commissioners (Loans for Theological Colleges and Training Houses) Measure 1964

1963 No. 2

Cathedrals Measure 1963 (repealed in part and amended by 1976 No. 1, 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4, 1978 No. 3, 1992 No. 1 and 1999 No. 1); this Measure, together with the Cathedrals Measure 1976, may be cited as the Cathedrals Measures 1963 and 1976

1963 No. 1

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 (repealed and amended in part by 1969 No. 2, 1972 No. 2, 1974 No. 2, 1974 No. 3, 1976 No. 2, 1976 No. 4, 1986 No. 2, 1988 No. 1, 1991 No. 1, 1992 No. 1, 1994 No. 2, 1994 No. 3, 1995 No. 2, 2003 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1); this Measure, together with the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Amendment) Measure 1974, may be cited as the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measures 1963 and 1974

9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 3

Clergy Pensions Measure 1961 (repealed in part and amended by, inter alia, 1967 No. 1, 1969 No. 2, 1972 No. 5, SI 1975/136, SI 1977/1146, 1980 No. 2, 1982 No. 2, 1986 No. 1, 1986 No. 4, 1988 No. 1, 1988 No. 4, 1995 No. 2, 1997 No. 1 and 2003 No. 2). The Measure may together with succeeding pensions legislation be cited as the Church of England (Pensions) Measures 1961 to 2003

9 & 10 Eliz 2 No. 2

Baptismal Registers Measure 1961 (amended by 1978 No. 2)

8 & 9 Eliz 2 No. 1

Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960 (repealed in part and amended by, inter alia, 1964 No. 8, 1975 No. 1, 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4, 1986 No. 3, 1988 No. 1, 2000 No. 1, 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1)

7 & 8 Eliz 2 No. 2

Vacancy in Sees Measure 1959 (repealed in part by 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4 and 1986 No. 3)

6 & 7 Eliz 2 No. 1

Church Funds Investment Measure 1958 (repealed in part by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1978 and amended by 1995 No. 2 and 2006 No. 1)

5 & 6 Eliz 2 No. 1

Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931 (Amendment) Measure 1957 (see 21 & 22 Geo 5 No. 4 below)

4 & 5 Eliz 2 No. 3

Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 (repealed and amended in part by SI 1964/490, 1969 No. 2, SI 1970/1536, 1983 No. 2, 1988 No. 1, 1995 No. 1 and 2005 No. 3)

3 & 4 Eliz 2 No. 1

Inspection of Churches Measure 1955 (amended by 1991 No. 1)

2 & 3 Eliz 2 No. 1

New Housing Areas (Church Buildings) Measure 1954 (amended by 1988 No. 2). May be cited with the Church Commissioners (Assistance for Priority Areas) Measure 1988 as the Church Commissioners (Assistance for Priority Areas) Measures 1954 and 1988.

1 & 2 Eliz 2 No. 2

Diocesan Stipends Fund Measure 1953 (repealed and amended in part by 1968 No. 1, 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4, 1992 No. 1, 1998 No. 1, 2000 No. 1, 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1)

9 & 10 Geo 6 No. 1

Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Curate Grants) Measure 1946 (repealed in part by 1976 No. 4)

6 & 7 Geo 6 No. 2

New Parishes Measure 1943 (repealed in part and amended by later legislation including 8 & 9 Eliz 2 No. 1, 1964 No. 3, 1968 No. 1, 1976 No. 4, 1983 No. 2, 1986 No. 1, 1986 No. 3, 1992 No. 1 and 1993 No. 1)

6 & 7 Geo 6 No. 1

Episcopal Endowments and Stipends Measure 1943 (repealed in part by 8 & 9 Geo 6 No. 2)

12, 13 & 14 Geo 6 No. 1

Church Dignitaries (Retirement) Measure 1949 (repealed in part and amended by 1963 No. 1 and 1977 No. 1)

10 & 11 Geo 6 No. 2

Church Commissioners Measure 1947 (repealed in part and amended by subsequent legislation including 1964 No. 8, 1969 No. 2, 1970 No. 3, 1978 No. 3, 1992 No. 1, 1997 No. 1, 1998 No. 1, 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1)

1 & 2 Geo 6 No. 4

Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1938 (repealed in part by 1976 No. 4 and 1986 No. 1)

1 & 2 Geo 6 No. 3

Parsonages Measure 1938 (repealed in part and amended by later legislation including 10 & 11 Geo 6 No. 3, 8 & 9 Eliz 2 No. 1, 1976 No. 1, 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4, 1983 No. 2, 1986 No. 3, 1986 No. 4, 1995 No. 1, 2000 No. 1, 2005 No. 3 and 2006 No. 1); the Measure and the 1947 Amendment Measure may be cited as the Parsonages Measures 1938 and 1947

26 Geo 5 & 1 Edw 8 No. 5

Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Powers) Measure 1936 (repealed in part and amended by later legislation including 1975 No. 1, 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4, 1986 No. 1 and 1999 No. 1)

24 & 25 Geo 5 No. 1

Clerical Disabilities Act 1870 (Amendment) Measure 1934

23 & 24 Geo 5 No. 4

Benefices (Sequestrations) Measure 1933 (repealed in part and amended by 1976 No. 3, 1976 No. 4 and 1992 No. 1)

21 & 22 Geo 5 No. 5

Channel Islands (Representation) Measure 1931 (amended by SI 1970/1117)

21 & 22 Geo 5 No. 4

Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931 (amended by 5 & 6 Eliz 2 No. 1; the Measure together with the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measure 1931 (Amendment) Measure 1957 may be cited as the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957)

21 & 22 Geo 5 No. 2

Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Loans for Church Training Colleges) Measure 1931

20 & 21 Geo 5 No. 8

Benefices (Transfer of Rights of Patronage) Measure 1930 (repealed by 1986 No. 3 except as applied by s.6(3) of the City of London (Guild Churches) Act 1960)

20 & 21 Geo 5 No. 5

Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Sodor and Man) Measure 1930 (repealed in part by 1976 No. 4)

19 & 20 Geo 5 No. 3

Ecclesiastical Dilapidations (Amendment) Measure 1929 (repealed except s.18 by 1972 No. 2)

16 & 17 Geo 5 No. 4

Ecclesiastical Commissioners Measure 1926 (repealed except s.6 and s.10)

15 & 16 Geo 5 No. 3

Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925 (amended by 1995 No. 1)

15 & 16 Geo 5 No. 1

Interpretation Measure 1925 (s.1 repealed and replaced by s.22(3) of the Interpretation Act 1978)

14 & 15 Geo 5 No. 3

Ecclesiastical Dilapidations Measure 1923 (repealed except s.52 by 1972 No. 2; s.52(6) repealed by 1976 No. 4 and the interpretation and supplementary provisions applicable to that section)

12 & 13 Geo 5 No. 3

Revised Tables of Lessons Measure 1922

10 & 11 Geo 5 No. 1

Convocations of Clergy Measure 1920 (transferred to 1969 No. 2 - s.1(5)(a))

Issued by:
S Slack
Church House
Registrar and Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3AZ

October 2010