Church Reserves (Canterbury) Act 1904

Church Reserves (Canterbury) Act 1904

Private Act1904 No 2
Date of assent26 September 1904

An Act to provide for the Vesting in the Church Property Trustees, Canterbury, of certain. Reserves, being Part of the Christchurch Town Reserves, as a Local Endowment within the Meaning of Part 4 of The Church Property Trust (Canterbury) Act 1879.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the lands described in the Schedule hereto were conveyed, by deed dated the thirteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, registered number 47793, by the Superintendent of the Province of Canterbury to the Bishop of Christchurch, upon trust as sites for churches, schools, and parsonages for the use of members of the Church in communion with the Church of England and Ireland as by law established, with a proviso that if the said lands should not be so occupied within the time therein specified, or should at any time cease to be so occupied, the same should revert to the Superintendent: And whereas the said lands have since become vested in the Church Property Trustees incorporated by Ordinances of the Superintendent of the Provincial Council of the late Province of Canterbury, intituled respectively The Church Property Trust Ordinance, Session II, No 3, and The Church Property Trust Amendment Ordinance 1867: And whereas the said lands were at one time occupied by schools in connection with the said Church, but such schools have since been removed to more convenient sites, and the rents and profits of the said lands have been applied towards the support of such schools, and for other Church purposes: And whereas it is desirable that the said lands should be vested in the Church Property Trustees free from any restriction or reservation:

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

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act is The Church Reserves (Canterbury) Act 1904.

2 Lands vested in the Church Property Trustees without liability to revert to His Most Gracious Majesty the King
  • The Church Property Trustees shall hold the lands set out and described in the Schedule hereto as a local endowment within the meaning of Part 4 of The Church Property Trust (Canterbury) Act 1879, free from the proviso contained in the deed of the thirteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, and the liability of the said lands to revert to Her Gracious Majesty the Queen, as in the proviso to the said deed mentioned or indicated.


Schedule

No 1.

THREE acres, bounded on the north by the Town Belt, on the south by Lot 152, on the east by unsold portions of the Town Reserves, and on the west by Manchester Street North.

No 2.

Three acres, bounded on the north by Lot 13, on the east by Lot 18, on the south by the Town Belt, and on the west by a road leading from the Lincoln Road to the Town Belt.