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any other person or persons than the Rector or other 'Incumbent of such District, Parish, or Place, shall 'be subject to the consent and approval of such Rector, or other Incumbent, of such District, Parish, or Place.' -ib. Sect. 3.
necessary. 'No person in Holy 'Orders so appointed or elected as aforesaid shall be competent to perform any of the Duties of his said 'Office, or any other Spiritual or Ecclesiastical Duties ' within such District, Parish, or Place, or to receive or 'take any of the Profits, or Emoluments of his said Office, unless and until he shall have duly obtained 'from the Bishop of the Diocese within which such District, Parish, or Place is situate such Licence and ' authority in that behalf as are required and usual in 'respect of Stipendiary Curates; but, nevertheless, 'such Licence and authority, when so obtained.... will 'entitle the person so obtaining it to hold the said 'Office, and to receive and take the Profits and Emolu'ments thereof,....until he shall have resigned the 'same, or have been so suspended or removed.... without any annual or other re-appointment or re'election thereto.'-ib.
Not released from providing the usual Curate.This appointment, or amalgamation of the Duties of a Curate and Parish-Clerk into one Office, as in the case of Lecturers (see page 215), will not release an Incumbent from providing the usual Curate.-'No Rector, or other 'Incumbent of any District, Parish, or Place.... 'wherein any person in Holy Orders may have been ' appointed or elected to fill the Office of Church-Clerk, Chapel-Clerk, or Parish-Clerk, is by reason of any 'such provisions to be exempt from any duty or obliga'tion of employing within the same District, Parish, or Place, any Curate or other Assistant to which by any 'law, statute, canon, or usage he is or may be already 6 liable; but the Bishop of the Diocese from time to 'time may require every such Rector or other Incumbent to provide, or for the Bishop to nominate and License 'such other Curates and Assistants to officiate within
every such District, Parish, or Place, in addition....
to such Church-Clerk, Chapel-Clerk, or ParishClerk, and to make regulations for the payment of 'the Stipends of such other Curates and Assistants, as fully in the same manner, and subject to the same restrictions, as he might have done by Law if the Act 'had not been passed.'-ib. Sect. 4. See "Paper" on the PARISH-CLERK.'
THE Office of a READERSHIP comprises merely the reading of the Divine Services of the Church of England, either by way of assistance to the Incumbent of a Parish, or to provide Public Worship in Hospitals, Infirmaries, and Institutions of a similar character, where the inmates are temporarily prevented from attending the Parish Church. It involves no Preaching, nor Parochial Duty: yet a READER must necessarily be in Holy Orders, either Deacon or Priest, and have the Licence of the Bishop before he can discharge the functions of his Appointment. The 'Papers' usually required on accepting a Lectureship, or a Stipendiary Curacy (See pages 87, 199,) will be demanded also in the case of a READERSHIP; and the same Oaths have to be taken, and Subscription, and Declaration made, as in those appointments, before a Licence can be granted. The Papers to be provided are,
1. A CERTIFICATE of the Appointment.
2. LETTERS OF ORDERS, Deacon's, and Priest's.
3. LETTERS TESTIMONIAL from three Beneficed Clergymen. With the permission of the Diocesan, a READERSHIP may be held contemporaneously with a Lectureship, and with a Curacy, provided in the latter case the consent of the Incumbent, as well as the sanction of the Bishop have been first obtained.