Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Act 1901

Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Act 1901

Private Act1901 No 3
Date of assent19 September 1901

An Act to make certain Provisions in reference to the Presbyterian Church of Otago and Southland, and the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, respectively, and to define the Rights in respect of the Property of such Churches, and for other Purposes.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS The Presbyterian Church of Otago and Southland, referred to in The Presbyterian Church of Otago Lands Act 1866 [Repealed], and the other Acts amending the same, and the several Ordinances of the late Provincial Council of Otago relating to such Church, and The Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, referred to in The Presbyterian Church Property Act 1885, have agreed to unite and to form one body or denomination of Christians under the name of The Presbyterian Church of New Zealand: And whereas the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Otago and Southland is the highest Church Court of and represents the Church referred to in the said Act of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six and amending Acts, and the said Ordinances, and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand is the highest Court of and represents such Church: And whereas the said Churches, by an agreement signed by the Moderator of the said Synod and the Moderator of the said General Assembly, have agreed to unite upon certain terms: And whereas, in order to remove any doubt as to the effect of such union on the property or rights of such respective Churches, and for other purposes, it is desirable to make provision in manner hereinafter appearing:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—