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Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972 (DOC-102KB)
Church of England

A Measure providing for the repair and management of parsonage houses, including details of quinquennial inspection reports, financial matters and the rights of interested parties.


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Parsonages Measure 1938 (DOC-79KB)
Church of England

A Measure providing for the sale, purchase and improvement etc of parsonage houses and land belonging to benefices and the rights of interested parties.


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Code of Recommended Practice to the Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure (DOC-459.5KB)
Church Commissioners

The RBBM Code gives detailed guidance on parsonage issues including the rights and responsibilities of incumbents (as freehold owners of parsonages but with the rights in effect of tenants) and the equivalent roles of Diocesan Parsonages Boards (with the legal and financial responsibility for maintaining parsonages). It gives guidance on the consultation process, and our role in considering representations. It includes forms for use by diocesan authorities.


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RBBM 1972 - Representations under RBBM (DOC-33.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A flowchart outlining our procedures upon receipt of an appeal against a diocesan decision not to carry out certain repairs or to demolish superfluous outbuildings.


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RBBM 1972 - Summary of legal position (DOC-61KB)
Church Commissioners

A checklist of consultations and consents on all parsonage maintenance/management matters under the Measure.


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RBBM 1972 - Summary of main duties and rights of Parsonage Boards and occupants (DOC-50.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A broad summary of the respective duties and rights (and the relationship between the two) of Diocesan Parsonages Boards and incumbents/team vicars under the Measure.


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Appeals and judgements - Catfield (Norwich) (DOC-376.5KB)
Church Commissioners

Confirms that in the Inspector's view the Pastoral Measure process (carried out by the competent authorities to decide on ecclesiastical administration i.e. Diocese, Church Commissioners and Privy Council Office) is sufficient to determine that a "parsonage only" covenant (of more than short duration) should be lifted.


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Appeals and judgements - Curry Rivel (Bath & Wells) (DOC-585.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A successful Appeal Decision concerning a proposal to build a new parsonage house in the garden of the existing house at Curry Rivel. The Decision emphasises that Canon Law and the Parsonages Design Guide were taken into consideration by the Inspector.


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Appeals and judgements - Hathersage (Derby) (DOC-21.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A successful High Court action whereby the Judge ruled that a parsonage house vested in a Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) under the Pastoral Measure for diocesan purposes could be disposed of without a further Scheme or Order. He emphasised that sale proceeds can only be used for diocesan purposes which are narrower than the objects of the DBF.


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Appeals and judgements - Penshurst (Rochester) (DOC-810.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A successful Appeal Decision concerning a proposal to build a new parsonage house on diocesan glebe adjoining Penshurst churchyard and the grounds of the existing rectory. The Decision emphasises that Canon Law and the Parsonages Design Guide were taken into consideration by the Inspector. There is also a special requirement that the occupation of the new property be limited to the incumbent of the benefice.


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