Church of England Measures
A Measure of the Church of England is legislation given Final
Approval by the General Synod (or before 1970, the Church Assembly)
on which a resolution to present for Royal Assent has been passed
in both Houses of Parliament and to which the Royal Assent has been
signified. A list of such Measures which have received the Royal
Assent since 1920, which are of general (rather than local)
application and which are not repealed is provided here, along with information
on obtaining copies.
GUIDANCE ON RECENT MEASURES
Guidance on the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Measure 2006 and a summary of the history and provisions of the
Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 2006 are provided at New Measures in
2006, as well as a guidance document on the practical operation
of the Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 2006 entitled 'Wider use of part
or parts of a Church'.
Guidance on the Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure
2005, the Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure 2005 and the
Church of England (Miscellaneous) Provisions Measure 2005 are
provided at New Measures in 2005.
Guidance on the Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003
and the Church of England (Pensions) Measure 2003 are provided at
in 2003. There is a separate section on the operation of the Clergy Discipline Measure
2003. A guide to the Churchwardens Measure 2001 is provided here.