Congregational Union Incorporation Act 1885

Preamble

Whereas certain persons, being members of a religious body or denomination called Congregationalists or Independents, in the Colony of New Zealand, and holding as their general tenets the doctrines set forth in Schedule A, have formed an association called The Congregational Union of New Zealand, the constitution of which is set forth and described in Schedule B:

And whereas certain lands and buildings in connection with the various churches of the said denomination are vested in trustees upon certain trusts, but such trusts are not in all cases the same:

And whereas it is expedient that the said Union should be incorporated, and that all the lands and buildings in connection with the various churches of the said denomination should be held upon the same trusts.