Reprint as at 20 June 2011

Anglican Church Trusts Act 1981

Private Act1981 No 5
Date of assent23 October 1981
Commencement23 October 1981


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

An Act to widen the powers of trustees under trusts in connection with the Church of the Province of New Zealand and the Church of the Province of Melanesia and to provide for the administration of such trusts; and to consolidate and amend the Church of England Trusts Act 1913 and its amendments

  • Preamble

    Whereas there is real and personal property in New Zealand held on trusts for and in connection with the Anglican Churches in New Zealand and Melanesia:

    And whereas the powers of the trustees in relation to the investment of the trust assets are limited by the instruments creating the trusts:

    And whereas it is desirable to consolidate and extend the powers conferred on trustees by the Church of England Trusts Act 1913 and its amendments and to give greater powers of investment to the major Trust Boards holding property for the said Churches:

    And whereas there are trusts held for religious or charitable purposes in connection with the Anglican Church where it has become impossible or impracticable or inexpedient to carry out the trust objects or purposes, and by reason of the limited assets of the particular trusts or for reasons of expense it is desirable to provide a means for varying the trusts in addition to the means provided by the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.