[34. Duty to disclose details of divorce and separation orders

(1) A person in Holy Orders in respect of whose marriage [a final divorce order has been made, a decree nisi of divorce has been made absolute or a separation order or order of judicial separation has been made] shall be under a duty, within the period of twenty-eight days following the decree or order, —

(a) in the case of a priest or deacon, to inform the bishop of the diocese concerned,

(b) in the case of a bishop, to inform the archbishop concerned, and

(c) in the case of an archbishop, to inform the other archbishop, —

(i) of the decree or order,

(ii) as to whether he was the respondent in the proceedings, and

(iii) if he was the respondent, of any finding of adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion against him and of the details or particulars of the conduct which led to any such finding.

(2) Failure to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) above shall be regarded as a failure to do an act required by the laws ecclesiastical for the purposes of section 8(1) above.

NOTE: s.34 substituted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 Sch. para.6: words in square brackets substituted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (Isle of Man) 2013 Sch. para.7(3).

[34A Duty to disclose inclusion in a barred list

(1) A person in Holy Orders who is included in a barred list shall be under a duty, within the period of twenty-eight days following his inclusion —

(a) in the case of a priest or deacon, to inform the bishop of the diocese concerned,

(b) in the case of a bishop, to inform the archbishop concerned, and

(c) in the case of an archbishop, to inform the other archbishop,

(i) of his inclusion in the barred list, and

(ii) of the reasons for his inclusion.

(2) Failure to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) above shall be regarded as a failure to do an act required by the laws ecclesiastical for the purposes of section 8(1) above.]

NOTE: s.34A inserted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 Sch. para.7.

Miscellaneous

35. Application of 1963 Measure's provisions

(1) The following provisions of the 1963 Measure shall apply for the purpose of this Measure as they apply for the purposes of that Measure, with the adaptations specified in subsection (2) below —

Section 58 (payment of costs)

Section 60 (powers re costs)

Section 61 (recovery of costs)

Section 62 (payment of expenses)

Section 71 (performance of duties during suspension etc)

Section 72 (occupation of parsonage house)

Section 73 (suspension of penalty during appeal)

Section 74 (restrictions during suspension etc.)

Section 75 (provisions as to lapse on avoidance of preferment)

Section 76 (rights of patronage during suspension etc.)

Section 78 (recording of declarations etc.)

Section 80 (place of sitting)

Section 81 (evidence etc.)

Section 83(2) and (3) (savings).

(2) In the application of those provisions for the purposes of this Measure they shall be read with the following adaptations —

(a) subject to the following provisions of this subsection, for any reference to the 1963 Measure there shall be substituted a reference to this Measure;

(b) for any reference to an offence cognisable under section 14 of the 1963 Measure there shall be substituted a reference to misconduct;

(c) any reference to a court shall be construed as including a reference to a disciplinary tribunal;

(d) for any reference to a declaration made or to be made in accordance with the provisions of the 1963 Measure there shall be substituted a reference to a penalty imposed under section 30 or 31 above;

(e) any reference to a person nominated to promote proceedings shall be construed as a reference to a person who may, by virtue of section 10 above or section 42 below, institute disciplinary proceedings under this Measure;

(f) for any reference to suspension or inhibition there shall be substituted a reference to prohibition;

(g) for any reference to a censure there shall be substituted a reference to a penalty.

[(3) In relation to disciplinary proceedings instituted under section 10 in the Isle of Man against a priest or deacon —

(a) there shall be paid to the chairman of a disciplinary tribunal and the registrar of tribunals the fees for the time being specified in that behalf in an order under section 6 of the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986 in relation to the like proceedings in England; and

(b) the costs and expenses of the disciplinary tribunal referred to in section 62(1) of the 1963 Measure, as applied by this section, shall include the fees payable under paragraph (a) above.

NOTE: s.35: subs.(1): words omitted by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005 Sch.1 para.13A(1) (added by Church Fees Measure (Isle of Man) 2014 Sch.3 para.4, substituted by Mission and Pastoral (Amendment) Measure (Isle of Man) 2018 Sch.3 para.7); subs.(3) inserted by 2005 Measure Sch.1 para.13A(2) (added/substituted as above).

36. Suspension of priest or deacon . . .

(1) Where —

(a) a complaint in writing is made under section 10(1) above against a priest or deacon holding any preferment in a diocese, or

(b) a priest or deacon holding any preferment in a diocese is arrested [(whether in [the Isle of Man] or elsewhere)] on suspicion of committing a criminal offence, [or

[(c) a priest or deacon holding any preferment in a diocese is convicted of any offence mentioned in section 30(1)(a) above, or (d) a priest or deacon holding any preferment in a diocese is included in a barred list,][or

(e) the bishop of the diocese is satisfied, on the basis of information provided by a Department or the Chief Constable, that a priest or deacon holding any preferment in the diocese presents a significant risk of harm,]

the bishop of the diocese may, by notice in writing served on him, suspend him from exercising or performing without the leave of the bishop any right or duty of or incidental to his office:

Provided that, in the case of a complaint made as aforesaid, the priest or deacon shall not be suspended under this subsection unless and until the complaint falls to be considered under section 12(1) above.

(2) The bishop may at any time, by notice in writing served on the priest or deacon concerned, revoke a notice of suspension served under subsection (1) above.

[(2A) For the purposes of subsection (1)(e), a person presents a significant risk of harm if there is a significant risk that the person may —

(a) harm a child or vulnerable adult,

(b) cause a child or vulnerable adult to be harmed,

(c) put a child or vulnerable adult at risk of harm,

(d) attempt to harm a child or vulnerable adult, or

(e) incite another person to harm a child or vulnerable adult.

(2B) Before serving a notice under subsection (1)(e) or revoking a notice served under subsection (1)(e), the bishop must consult —

(a) the diocesan safeguarding advisor, and

(b) such other persons as the bishop considers appropriate.]

(3) Where a notice of suspension is served under subsection (1)[(a) or (b)] above and it has not been revoked under subsection (2) the suspension shall continue until the expiry of the period of three months following service of the notice or until the proceedings under this Measure or for the criminal offence are concluded, whichever occurs earlier, but if the proceedings are not concluded before the expiry of that period a further notice of suspension under subsection (1)[(a) or (b)] above may be served, and this subsection shall apply in relation to the further suspension as it applied to the earlier suspension or suspensions.

[(3A) Where a notice of suspension is served under subsection (1)(c) or (d) above and it has not been revoked under subsection (2), the suspension shall continue until the expiry of the period of three months following service of the notice or until a penalty is imposed on the priest or deacon under section 30(1) above, whichever occurs earlier, save that a further notice of suspension under subsection (1)(c) or (d) may be served pending conclusion of any step taken under section 30(2) or (4), and this subsection shall apply in relation to the further suspension as it applied to the earlier suspension or suspensions.]

[(3B) Where a notice of suspension is served under subsection (1)(e) and it has not been revoked under subsection (2), the suspension shall continue until the expiry of the period of three months following service of the notice; and a further notice of suspension under subsection (1)(e) may be served, and this subsection shall apply in relation to the further suspension as it applied to the earlier suspension or suspensions.]

(4) Where a notice of suspension is served under subsection (1) above the bishop may, after consultation with the churchwardens and with the incumbent or priest in charge concerned, make such arrangements as he thinks fit for the ministrations of the church or churches concerned while the suspension remains in force.

(5) While a notice of suspension under subsection (1) above remains in force in relation to a priest or deacon he shall not interfere with any person performing the services of a church in pursuance of arrangements made under subsection (4) above, and any such interference shall be regarded as an act in contravention of the laws ecclesiastical for the purposes of section 8(1) above.

(6) A priest or deacon on whom a notice of suspension is served under subsection (1) above may appeal against the suspension to the president of tribunals and on any such appeal the president of tribunals may, within twenty-eight days following the lodging of the appeal, either confirm or revoke the suspension.

NOTE: s.36: heading amended by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 s.6(5)); subs.(1): para.(b): words in square brackets inserted by ib. Sch. para.8 (modified by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (Isle of Man) 2013 Sch. para.7(4)); paras.(c) & (d) inserted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 s.6(2); para.(e) inserted by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 s.1(1) (modified by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2017 Sch.1 para.1(1)); subss.(2A) & (2B) inserted by 2016 Measure s.1(2) & (3); subs.(3): words in square brackets inserted by 2013 Measure s.6(3); subs.(3A) inserted by ib. s.6(4); subs.(3B) inserted by 2016 Measure s.1(4).

36A Suspension of priest or deacon pending determination of application to bring proceedings out of time

[(1) This section applies where a complainant applies to the president of tribunals for permission under section 9 for disciplinary proceedings against a priest or deacon holding any preferment in a diocese to be instituted after the expiry of the period provided for by that section.

(2) The bishop of the diocese may, by notice in writing served on the priest or deacon, suspend the priest or deacon from exercising or performing without the leave of the bishop any right or duty of or incidental to the priest's or deacon's office.

(3) The bishop may not exercise the power under subsection (2) unless the bishop is satisfied that the suspension is necessary in all the circumstances of the case.

(4) Before exercising the power under subsection (2), the bishop must refer the matter to the registrar of the diocese for advice on —

(a) whether or not the complainant has a proper interest in instituting the proceedings,

(b) whether or not there is sufficient substance in the complaint to justify proceeding with it in accordance with this Measure, and

(c) whether or not the suspension is necessary in all the circumstances of the case.

(5) Having considered a matter referred under subsection (4), the registrar must send a written report to the bishop setting out the registrar's advice; and the bishop must, in deciding whether to exercise the power, have regard to the registrar's report.

(6) The bishop may at any time, by notice in writing served on the priest or deacon, revoke the notice of suspension under subsection (2).

(7) Where a notice of suspension is served under subsection (2) and has not been revoked under subsection (6), the suspension continues until —

(a) the expiry of the period of three months following service of the notice, or

(b) if the application for permission is determined before the expiry of that period, the time determined in accordance with subsection (8) or (10) (as the case may be).

(8) If the application for permission is granted —

(a) section 36(1), in its application to the complaint, has effect as if the words from "Provided that" to the end were omitted, and

(b) the suspension continues until whichever is the first of the events mentioned in subsection (9) to occur.

(9) Those events are —

(a) the expiry of the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which the disciplinary proceedings are instituted;

(b) the expiry of the period within which permission was given for the proceedings to be instituted (without them having been instituted);

(c) the service of a notice of suspension under section 36(1) on the priest or deacon.

(10) If the application for permission is refused, the suspension ends with the refusal.

(11) If the application for permission is not determined before the end of the period mentioned in subsection (7)(a), a further notice of suspension under subsection (2) may be served; and —

(a) subsections (7) to (10) and this subsection apply in relation to the further suspension as they applied to the earlier suspension or suspensions, but

(b) subsection (4) does not apply in relation to the power to give the further notice.

(12) Subsections (4) to (6) of section 36 apply in relation to a notice of suspension under subsection (2) of this section as they apply in relation to a notice of suspension under subsection (1) of that section.]

NOTE: s.36A inserted by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 s.8(1).

37. Suspension of bishop or archbishop . . .

(1) Where —

(a) a complaint in writing is made under section 10(1) above against a bishop or archbishop, or

(b) a bishop or archbishop is arrested [(whether in [the Isle of Man] or elsewhere)] on suspicion of committing a criminal offence,

(c) a bishop or archbishop is convicted of any offence mentioned in section 30(1)(a) above, or

(d) a bishop or archbishop is included in a barred list, [or

(e) the archbishop of the province in which a bishop holds office or, in the case of an archbishop, the other archbishop, is satisfied, on the basis of information provided by a Department or the Chief Constable or, in the case of an archbishop, a local authority or the police, that the bishop or archbishop presents a significant risk of harm,

the archbishop of the province in which the bishop holds office or, in the case of an archbishop, the other archbishop, may with the consent of the two most senior diocesan bishops in that province or the province of the other archbishop, as the case may be, by notice in writing suspend him from exercising any right or duty of or incidental to his office:

Provided that, in the case of a complaint made as aforesaid, the bishop or archbishop shall not be suspended under this subsection unless and until the complaint falls to be considered under section 12(1) above.

(2) The archbishop may at any time, by notice in writing served on the bishop or archbishop concerned, revoke a notice of suspension served under subsection (1) above.

[(2A) The reference in subsection (1)(e) to presenting a significant risk of harm is to be construed in accordance with section 36(2A).]

(3) Where a notice of suspension is served under subsection (1) above the archbishop may, after consultation with the two most senior diocesan bishops of his province, make such arrangements as he thinks fit for the ministrations of the diocese or province concerned while the suspension remains in force.

(4) While a notice of suspension under subsection (1) above remains in force in relation to a bishop or archbishop he shall not interfere with any person performing functions in pursuance of arrangements made under subsection (3) above.

(5) In this section "bishop" means any diocesan bishop, any suffragan bishop or any other bishop.

[(6) Subsections [(2A) to (3B)] and (6) of section 36 above shall apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section, but as if for any reference to a priest or deacon there were substituted a reference to the bishop or, as the case may be, the archbishop and as if, in subsection (3A), the references to sections 30(1) and 30(2) were references, respectively, to sections 31(1) and 31(2).]

NOTE: s.37: heading amended by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 s.1(5); subs.(1): para.(b): words in square brackets inserted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 Sch. para.9 (modified by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (Isle of Man) 2013 Sch. para.7(4)); paras.(c) & (d) inserted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 s.7(2); para.(e) inserted by 2016 Measure s.1(5) (modified by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2017 Sch.1 para.1(2)); subs.(2A) inserted by 2016 Measure a.1(6); subs.(6) substituted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 s.7(3), amended by 2016 Measure s.1(7).

37A Suspension of bishop or archbishop pending determination of application to bring proceedings out of time

[(1) This section applies where a complainant applies to the president of tribunals for permission under section 9 for disciplinary proceedings against a bishop or archbishop to be instituted after the expiry of the period provided for by that section.

(2) Where the application relates to a bishop, the archbishop of the province in which the bishop holds office may, with the consent of the two most senior diocesan bishops in that province, by notice in writing suspend the bishop from exercising any right or duty of or incidental to the bishop's office.

(3) Where the application relates to an archbishop, the other archbishop may, with the consent of the two most senior diocesan bishops in the province of the other archbishop, by notice in writing suspend the archbishop from exercising any right or duty of or incidental to the archbishop's office.

(4) The archbishop may not exercise the power under subsection (2) or (3) unless the archbishop is satisfied that the suspension is necessary in all the circumstances of the case.

(5) Before exercising the power under subsection (2) or (3), the archbishop must refer the matter to the registrar of the province for advice on —

(a) whether or not the complainant has a proper interest in instituting the proceedings,

(b) whether or not there is sufficient substance in the complaint to justify proceeding with it in accordance with this Measure, and

(c) whether or not the suspension is necessary in all the circumstances of the case.

(6) Having considered a matter referred under subsection (5), the registrar must send a written report to the archbishop setting out the registrar's advice; and the archbishop must —

(a) when seeking the consent of the two diocesan bishops under subsection (2) or (3) (as the case may be), provide each of them with a copy of the registrar's report, and

(b) in deciding whether to exercise the power to suspend, have regard to the registrar's report.

(7) The archbishop may at any time, by notice in writing served on the bishop or other archbishop (as the case may be), revoke the notice of suspension under subsection (2) or (3).

(8) Subsections (7) to (11) of section 36A apply in relation to a notice of suspension under subsection (2) or (3) of this section as they apply in relation to a notice of suspension under subsection (2) of that section, but as if —

(a) the reference in subsection (7) to subsection (6) of section 36A were a reference to subsection (7) of this section,

(b) the reference in subsection (8) to section 36(1) were a reference to section 37(1), and

(c) the reference in subsection (11)(b) to subsection (4) of section 36A were a reference to subsection (5) of this section.

(9) Subsections (3) and (4) of section 37, and subsection (6) of that section so far as relating to section 36(6), apply in relation to a notice of suspension under subsection (2) or (3) of this section as they apply in relation to a notice of suspension under subsection (1) of section 37.

(10) In this section, "bishop" has the same meaning as in section 37.]

NOTE: s.37A inserted by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 s.8(2).

38. Archbishops' list

(1) Subject to the following provisions of this section, it shall be the duty of the archbishops acting jointly to compile and maintain a list of all clerks in Holy Orders —

(a) on whom a penalty or censure (by consent or otherwise) has been imposed under this Measure or the 1963 Measure; or

(b) who have been deposed from Holy Orders under the 1963 Measure; or

(c) who have executed a deed of relinquishment under the Clerical Disabilities Act 1870 (c. 31); or

(d) who have resigned preferment following the making of a complaint in writing against them under section 10(1) above or under the 1963 Measure; or

[(dd) whose name is included in a barred list; or]

(e) who, in the opinion of the archbishops, have acted in a manner (not amounting to misconduct) which might affect their suitability for holding preferment.

(2) Where the [archbishops have] included a person falling within paragraphs (a) to [(dd)] of subsection (1) above in the list [the archbishop of the relevant province] shall take all reasonable steps to inform that person in writing that [they have done so] and of the particulars recorded in respect of that person. That person may request the president of tribunals to review the matter and upon such a review the president of tribunals shall direct that that person should continue to be included in the list or should be excluded therefrom and, in the former case, may also direct that the particulars relating to that person should be altered in such manner as may be specified.

(3) Where the [archbishops propose] to include a person falling within paragraph (e) of subsection (1) above in the list [the archbishop of the relevant province] shall take all reasonable steps to inform that person in writing of the proposal and the particulars to be recorded, together with an invitation to send comments or representations in writing to the archbishop within the period of twenty-one days. On the expiry of that period the [archbishops] shall decide whether or not to include that person in the list and [the archbishop of the relevant province] shall inform that person in writing of [their] decision. If the decision is to include that person in the list that person may request the president of tribunals to review the decision and upon such a review the president of tribunals shall uphold or reverse the decision.

(4) It shall be the duty of the [archbishops] to review the inclusion of a person in the list, in such manner as may be prescribed, on the expiry of the period of five years following the inclusion and also if requested to do so by that person or by the bishop of a diocese:

Provided that that person shall not be entitled to make a request under this subsection within the said period of five years nor within the period of five years following any previous review.

NOTE: s.38: subss.(1)-(4): words in square brackets inserted or substituted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 s.8(2)-(5).

39. Code of Practice

(1) It shall be the duty of the Clergy Discipline Commission to formulate guidance for the purposes of the Measure generally and, with the approval of the Dean of the Arches and Auditor, to promulgate the guidance in a Code of Practice.

(2) The Clergy Discipline Commission may at any time amend or replace a Code of Practice issued under subsection (1) above by a further Code of Practice issued in accordance with the provisions of this section.

[(3) A Code of Practice shall be laid in draft before the General Synod and, if it is approved by the General Synod without amendment, the Code shall be issued by the Clergy Discipline Commission.

(3A) If the Code has been approved by the General Synod with amendment, it shall be referred to the Clergy Discipline Commission.

(3B) Where a draft Code of Practice is referred to the Clergy Discipline Commission under subsection (3A) above, then the Commission may either —

(a) issue the Code as so amended, or

(b) withdraw the Code for further consideration in view of any amendment by the General Synod,

and the Code shall not Come into force until it has been approved by the General Synod and issued by the Commission.]

(4) Where the Business Committee of the General Synod determines that a Code of Practice does not need to be debated by the General Synod then, unless —

(a) notice is given by a member of the General Synod in accordance with its Standing Orders that he wishes the Code to be debated, or

(b) notice is so given by any such member that he wishes to move an amendment to the Code,

the Code shall, for the purposes of subsection (3) above, be deemed to have been approved by the General Synod without amendment.

NOTE: s.39: subst.(3) substituted, and subss.(3A) & (3B) inserted, by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 Sch. para.10.

40. When convictions etc. are to be deemed conclusive

(1) Proceedings under this Measure and a conviction by a secular court shall become conclusive for the purposes of this Measure —

(a) where there has been an appeal, upon the date on which the appeal is dismissed or abandoned or the proceedings on appeal are finally concluded, but, if varied on appeal, shall be conclusive only as so varied, and so far as it is reversed on appeal shall cease to have effect;

(b) if there is no such appeal, upon the expiration of the time limited for such appeal, or in the case of a conviction where no time is so limited, of two months from the date of the conviction; and

(c) in the case of a conviction against which there is no right of appeal from the date of the conviction.

(2) After the conviction of a clerk in Holy Orders by a secular court becomes conclusive a certificate of such conviction shall, for the purposes of this Measure be conclusive proof that he has committed the act therein specified.

(3) In the event of any such conviction by a secular court as makes a clerk in Holy Orders subject to removal from any preferment, or renders him liable to proceedings under this Measure the court shall cause the prescribed certificate of the conviction to be sent to the bishop of the diocese in which the court sits, and such certificate shall be preserved in the registry of the diocese, or of any other diocese to which it may be sent by the direction of the bishop.

41. Compensation

Any person in respect of whom a penalty of removal from office or revocation of a licence to serve in a diocese is imposed under this Measure and subsequently revoked on appeal shall be entitled to compensation, and the provisions of [Schedule 6 to the Mission and Pastoral Measure (Isle of Man) 2012] shall apply in relation to such a person as they apply to an incumbent of a benefice deemed to be vacated by virtue of [section 15] of that Measure.

NOTE: s.41: words in square brackets substitued by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005 Sch.1 para.13B (added by Mission and Pastoral (Amendment) Measure (Isle of Man) 2018 Sch.3 para.7).

42. Application of Measure in special cases

(1) In the application of this Measure to the following —

Cathedral clergy
Chaplains of prisons, hospitals, universities, schools and institutions in an extra-parochial place
Chaplains of the armed forces of the Crown . . . . .

it shall be read with the following adaptations.

(2) In the case of a clerk in Holy Orders serving in a cathedral church, disciplinary proceedings may be instituted only by —

(a) a person nominated by the [chapter] of the cathedral church; or

(b) any other person, if the diocesan bishop concerned determines that that person has a proper interest in making the complaint.

(3) In the case of a chaplain of a prison, hospital, university, school or other institution, disciplinary proceedings may be instituted only by a person duly authorised by the diocesan bishop concerned to institute such proceedings.

(4) In the case of a chaplain of one of the armed forces of the Crown —

(a) disciplinary proceedings may be instituted only if the archbishop of Canterbury determines that the person concerned has a proper interest in making the complaint;

(b) the complaint shall be laid before the archbishop of Canterbury and references to the diocesan bishop concerned shall be construed as references to that archbishop.

(5) In the case of a minister who has a licence from the archbishop of a province —

(a) disciplinary proceedings may be instituted only by a person duly authorised by the archbishop to institute such proceedings;

(b) the complaint shall be laid before that archbishop and references to the diocesan bishop concerned shall be construed accordingly.

(6) . . .

NOTE: s.42: subs.(1): words omitted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 Sch. para.10A (inserted by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (Isle of Man) 2013 Sch. para.7(6); word in square brackets substituted by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005; subs.(6) omitted by ibid.

43. Interpretation

(1) In this Measure, unless the context otherwise requires —

"the 1963 Measure" means the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963;

["barred list" has the meaning assigned to it by section 30(1A) above;]

["the appointed person", in relation to any complaint or proceedings arising from a complaint, means the person appointed under section 17(1) above for the purpose of the complaint;]

["the Chief Constable" means the Chief Constable of the Isle of Man;]

["child" means a person aged under 18;]

"the Commission" means the Clergy Discipline Commission;

"designated officer" means an officer of the legal office of the National Institutions of the Church of England designated by the Archbishops' Council for the purposes of this Measure;

["Department" means a Department of the Isle of Man Government;]

["diocesan safeguarding advisor" means the person appointed as such for the diocese in question in accordance with provision made by Canon;]

"diocese" means a diocese in the province of Canterbury or a diocese in the province of York and "diocesan" shall be construed accordingly;

"disciplinary tribunal" means a bishop's disciplinary tribunal constituted in accordance with section 22 above;

"high judicial office" has the meaning assigned to it by section 25 of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 ;

"limited prohibition" has the meaning assigned to it by section 24(1)(b) above;

"misconduct" means any act or omission referred to in section 8(1) above;

"preferment" includes an archbishopric, a bishopric, archdeaconry, dignity or office in a cathedral or collegiate church, and a benefice, and every curacy, lectureship, readership, chaplaincy, office or place which requires the discharge of any spiritual duty

"prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under section 26 of the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 ;

"prohibition for life" has the meaning assigned to it by section 24(1)(a) above and "prohibited for life" shall be construed accordingly;

"relevant province" means, according to the context, the province of Canterbury or the Province of York;

"resident" means ordinarily resident;

"Vicar-General's court" means the Vicar-General's court constituted in accordance with section 23 above.

["vulnerable adult" has the same meaning as in the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016.]

[(1A) A reference in this Measure to being arrested for an offence includes a reference to being charged with an offence without being arrested.]

[(2) References in this Measure to any Measure (including this Measure) or to any provision of such a Measure shall be construed as references to the Measure or provision as it has effect in the Isle of Man.]

[(2A) In the application of this Measure to the diocese of Sodor and Man references to the bishop's council shall be construed as references to the standing committee of the diocesan synod.]

(3) For the purposes of this Measure the seniority of diocesan bishops (other than archbishops) shall be determined by reference to the length of time that each of them has held office as diocesan in either province without interruption from any cause.

NOTE: s.43: subs.(1): definition of "barred list" added by Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure 2013 Sch. para.11; definition of "appointed person" added by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005; definitions of "the Chief Constable", "child", "Department", "diocesan Safeguarding adviser" and "vulnerable adult" added by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 s.1(8)(a); subs.(1A) inserted by ib. s.1(8)(b); subs.(2) substituted and subs.(2A) inserted by 2005 Measure (amended by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2017).

44. Amendment of Measures

(1) . . .

(2) The 1963 Measure shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in Schedule 1 to this Measure.

(3) . . .

(4) . . .

(5) In the first column of the table in Schedule 1 to the Church of England (Legal Aid) Measure 1994 —

(a) in item 1 after the words "before any" there shall be inserted the words "disciplinary tribunal", and at the end there shall be inserted the words "or of misconduct under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003";

(b) in item 3 after the word ["Isle of Man"] there shall be inserted the words "and including also that Schedule as applied by section 41 of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003".

NOTE: s.44: subss.(1), (3) & (4) omitted by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005; subs.(5): words in square brackets in para.(b) substituted by ibid.

45. Rules

. . .

(2) In section 26(2) of [the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991] —

(a) in paragraph (a) for the words from "commissions" to "Measure 1990", there shall be substituted the words "disciplinary tribunals, commissions, committees and examiners provided for in the 1963 Measure . . . or the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003";

(b) in paragraph (c) after the word "courts," there shall be inserted the words "disciplinary tribunals,";

(c) after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted the words "(cc) the procedure and practice where complaints are referred to registrars under section 11 of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003".

(3) . . .

NOTE: s.45: subs.(1) omitted by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005 (amended by Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2017); subs.(2): words in square brackets substituted, and words omitted, by 2005 Measure (as amended by 2017 Measure); subs.(3) omitted by 2005 Measure.
The Clergy Discipline Rules (Isle of Man) 2005 (SD 855/05) apply the Clergy Discipline Rules 2005 (SI 2005/2022) to the Isle of Man subject to modifications. Note also the Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules 2013 (SI 2013/1917), Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules (Isle of Man) 2014 (SD 2014/243), Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules 2016 (SI 2016/848) and Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Rules (Isle of Man) 2017 (SD 2017/335).

46. Repeals

The enactments specified in Schedule 2 to this Measure are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the second column of the Schedule.

47. Transitional provisions

(1) Nothing in this Measure shall affect any proceedings instituted under Part III of the 1963 Measure or declaration made under Part IX thereof before the date on which section 8 above [is extended to the Isle of Man], and the provisions of that Measure shall continue to apply in relation to any such proceedings or declaration as if this Measure had not been passed.

(2) Proceedings under this Measure may be instituted in relation to misconduct committed before the date on which section 8 above [is extended to the Isle of Man]:

Provided that the provisions of the 1963 Measure shall continue to apply in relation to any offence under that Measure committed before that date which does not constitute misconduct under this Measure as if this Measure had not been passed.

(3) This Measure shall not affect any censure, deposition, declaration of deprivation and disqualification or notice of inhibition imposed under the 1963 Measure, but any such censure, or declaration shall be deemed for the purposes of this Measure to be a penalty imposed under this Measure of the kind corresponding to the censure or declaration, and sections 26 to 29 above shall have effect in relation thereto accordingly.

(4) Sections 30 and 31 above shall apply in relation to sentences of [custody or] imprisonment passed before, as well as after, the date on which those sections [are extended to the Isle of Man].

NOTE: s.47: subss.(1) & (2): words in square brackets substituted by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005; subs.(4): words in square brackets added or substituted by ibid.

48. Citation, commencement and extent

(1) This Measure may be cited as the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003.

(2) . . .

(3) . . .

NOTE: s.48: subss.(2) & (3) omitted by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005.

Section 44(2)

SCHEDULE 1

AMENDMENT OF ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION MEASURE 1963

1. The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 shall be amended as follows.

2. In section 1(1) after the words "original jurisdiction" there shall be inserted the words "in non-disciplinary matters".

3. In section 3 —

(a) in subsection (2)(b) for the words "prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation" there shall be substituted the words "president of tribunals from among the persons serving on the provincial panel";

(b) in subsection (2)(c) for the words from "Chairman" to "appropriate" there shall be substituted the words "president of tribunals from among the persons serving on the provincial panel of the relevant province";

(c) in subsection (4) for the words from "Chairman" to "Courts" there shall be substituted the words "president of tribunals appoints a person to be a judge of either of the said Courts under paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of this section";

(d) in subsection (5)(b)(ii) for the words from "Upper" to "resolves" there shall be substituted the words "president of tribunals determines".

4. In section 7 —

(a) in subsection (1A) after the word "York" there shall be inserted the words "(including that Court as constituted in accordance with the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003");

(b) after subsection (1A) there shall be inserted the following subsection —

"(1B) Each of the said Courts shall also have jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals from judgments, orders or decrees of disciplinary tribunals within the provinces for which they are constituted respectively.".

(c) in subsection (2) for the words from "(a) in a civil suit" to the end there shall be substituted the words —

"(a) in a disciplinary case, at the instance of any party to the proceedings on a question of law and the defendant on a question of fact;
(b) in any other case, at the instance of any party to the proceedings but only with the leave of the consistory court or the Vicar-General's Court as the case may be or, if leave is refused by that court, of the Dean of the Arches and Auditor."

5. In section 12 —

(a) after the words "consistory court" there shall be inserted the words ", Vicar-General's court or disciplinary tribunal";

(b) for the words "or officers of any such court" there shall be substituted the words ", members or officers of any such court or tribunal".

6. In section 47 —

(a) in subsection (1) for the words from "shall" to "in any other case," there shall be substituted the words "under this Measure shall be heard and disposed of";

(b) in subsection (2) for the words from the beginning to "proceedings" there shall be substituted the words "Proceedings under this Measure".

7. In section 49(3) for the words from the beginning to "ceremonial" there shall be substituted the words "In proceedings under this Measure".

8. In section 50 after the word "pronounced" there shall be inserted the words "in pursuance of proceedings under this Measure".

9. In section 52 after the word "deposed" there shall be inserted the words "under this Measure".

10. In section 66(1) at the end there shall be inserted the words —

""disciplinary tribunal", "president of tribunals" and "provincial panel" have the same meanings as in the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003."

[10A. In section 66, at the end insert —

"(5) References in this Measure to any Measure (including this Measure) or to any provision of such a Measure shall be construed as references to the Measure or provision as it has effect in the Isle of Man.".]

11. In section 67 the words from "shall be determined in accordance" to "between each other" shall be omitted.

12. In section 69 for the words "Parts IV, V and VI" there shall be substituted the words "Part VI".

13. In section 74(1) after the words "this Measure" there shall be inserted the words "for a specified time".

14. In section 76(1) after the words "this Measure" there shall be inserted the words "for a specified time".

NOTE: Sch.1: para.10A added by Clergy Discipline Measure (Isle of Man) 2005.

Section 46.

SCHEDULE 2

REPEALS

  Measure Extent of repeal
1963 No.1 Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963 In section 1, in subsection (2) paragraph (b), and in subsection (3), paragraph (a) and in paragraph (c) the words from "of any commission" to "also".
In section 6, in subsection (1) paragraph (a).
In section 7, in subsection (1)(a) the letter "(a),".
Section 9.
In section 11, subsection (1).
In section 14, in subsection (1) the words from "(b) any other offence" to the end of the subsection.
In section 15, the words from "but this limitation" to the end.
In section 16, the words from "Provided that" to the end.
Part IV.
Part V.
In section 46, in subsection (1) the words from "other than" to "this Measure" and in subsection (2) the words from the beginning to "section sixty-nine of this Measure".
Section 54.
Part IX.
Section 68.
In section 69 the words from "Provided that" to the end.
In section 70 the words "IV, V or".
Section 77.
Section 79.
Schedule 2.