Church Of England Empowering Act 1928

Church Of England Empowering Act 1928

Private Act1928 No 3
Date of assent6 October 1928

An Act to declare and define the powers of the General Synod of the Church of the Province of New Zealand, commonly called the Church of England, to alter the formularies of the said church and the authorized version of the Bible.

  • Preamble

    Whereas the Constitution of the Church of the Province of New Zealand, commonly called the Church of England, and hereinafter called the Church, contains certain fundamental provisions relating to the doctrine, Formularies, and government of the Church, which fundamental provisions are set forth in Schedule 1 to this Act: And whereas the framers of the said Constitution drafted the same upon certain assumptions concerning the legal relationship of the Church with the United Church of England and Ireland, the correctness of which assumptions was subsequently questioned: And whereas the Union of the Churches of England and Ireland was dissolved and the Church of Ireland was disestablished by the Act of the Imperial Parliament intituled the Irish Church Act 1869: And whereas by reason of the matters mentioned in the two last preceding recitals doubts have arisen as to the powers of the Church to make alterations in the Formularies and in the Authorized Version of the Bible, as both are hereinafter defined, and it is expedient, for the removal of such doubts, to declare and define the powers of the Church in that behalf: