Upon the incorporation of the trustees under this Act the following provisions shall have effect:—
(1) All property whatsoever which may then be held by or vested in any trustees, committee, or other persons or body, upon trust for the use or purposes of any congregation of a Presbyterian Church, or for the residence of any minister of such church, or for any school in connection therewith, or for any other purpose whatsoever in connection with or in relation to such congregation, residence, or school as aforesaid, shall vest in the trustees incorporated by this Act, for the like estate or interest therein as, prior to the coming into operation of this enactment, was vested in or held by such trustees, committee, or other persons or body as aforesaid; and that without any assignment, conveyance, transfer, or other assurance whatsoever, upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned, and under and subject to the provisions of this Act.
(2) All property held by any trustee or trustees or other person or persons, or under the control or management of the General Assembly, for the objects or purposes following, that is to say—
and all other property whatsoever (not coming within the terms of the last-preceding subsection) which may at the time of the coming into operation of this enactment be held by or vested in any person or persons as trustees of such property for any general or special purpose connected with or relating to the Presbyterian Church as a whole, or for any educational, charitable, or other purpose or object, or for any person or class of persons that now is, or hereafter may be, connected with or have any relation to the said Church, shall, for the like estate or interest respectively therein as aforesaid, in like manner vest in the trustees incorporated under this Act, without any assignment, conveyance, transfer, or other assurance whatsoever, in the manner hereinafter mentioned, and under and subject to the provisions of this Act.
“The Saint Andrew's Church (Wellington) Trustees Incorporation Act, 1873, or” were omitted, as from 31 August 1907, pursuant to section 3 Saint Andrew's Church (Wellington) Trustees Empowering Act 1907 (1907 (No 1(P)).
Section 15 was amended, as from 2 December 1970, by section 5 Presbyterian Church Property Amendment Act 1970 (1970 No 6(L)) by omitting the words
“Nothing in this section contained, or in any other provision of this Act, shall be deemed to affect or interfere with the operation of The Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church (Christchurch) Trustees Incorporation Act 1881, but this provision shall not affect the ecclesiastical status of such churches, or either of them, as component parts of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand as recognized by this Act.”