KANDY CHURCH ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Governor empowered to issue ?é?ú 1,500 towards building the church.

3. Three trustees be elected by subscribers and three nominated by Government.

4. Committee of management to papers to trustees.

5. Trustees to be elected annually.

6. Clergyman to be ex officio chairman of trustees.

7. Vacancies occasioned by death, resignation, or removal of trustees, how to be filled.

8. Sittings in church how to be appropriated.

9. Remaining sittings to be set part to the use of all worshippers.

10. Subscribers of Rs.50 to have property of choice of sittings.

11. Party having engaged a sitting not to be disturbed.

12. Trustees authorised to permit the erection of monuments and digging of vaults with the previous consent of the Bishop of the Diocese.

13. Bodies not to be burned within or near the church.

14. Trustees to collect all dues to the church, and to appropriate them in payment of salaries, repairs.

15. Power to trustees to acquire property and maintain parsonage, schools, and missions out of income and collections.

16. Actions to be brought by and against trustees.

17. Auditors to be elected annually.

18. Trustees to keep annual accounts, and to submit them, with auditors' report, at a General Meeting every year.

19. Trustees to call a General Meeting upon receiving a requisition signed by twenty subscribers or renters of sittings.

20. Who may vote at General Meetings.

21. No person to read prayers or preach except clergyman or person officiating for him.

22. Powers, Governor to be exercisable president.

SCHEDULE

11 of 1842,

21 of 1910,

7 of 1914,

17 of 1930,

2 of 1931.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for a Church in Kandy.

[Date of Commencement: 29th September, 1842]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Kandy Church Ordinance.

2. Governor empowered to issue ?é?ú 1,500 towards building the church.

It shall be lawful for the Governor by warrant under his hand to authorise the issue from the Treasury of this Island of any sum or sums not exceeding in all ?é?ú 1,500, to be applied, under the direction of trustees to be appointed as hereinafter provided, to the building of a church in Kandy:

Provided that no such issue shall be made until a majority of the estimated costs thereof shall have been raised by subscription and lodged in the Treasury.

3. Three trustees be elected by subscribers and three nominated by Government.

Before any sum or sums of money shall be issued as aforesaid, the parties to subscribing shall, by plurality of votes, elect from among themselves three persons to act as trustees; and such election shall take place at a meeting of the subscribers, of the time and place of holding which meeting fourteen days' notice shall have been previously published in the Gazette; and upon intimation being given to the Governor of the election of such three persons as aforesaid, the said Governor shall thereupon nominate three other persons to act as trustees; and the real estate in the said church, and in all lands and hereditaments thereunto belonging shall be thereupon conveyed to the said trustees so elected and nominated and their successors for ever, duly elected and nominated as hereinafter provided, in trust for the purposes of the said church.

4. Committee of management to papers to trustees.

And whereas a provisional committee of management for the purposes of the said church was appointed at a certain General Meeting of the subscribers to the said church held at the Kandy Library on the 27th day of January, 1841; it is therefore enacted that upon the election and nomination of trustees as aforesaid the said provisional committee shall deliver over to the said trustees all deeds, books, plans, papers, and vouchers relating to the said church in their custody or power, and all and any sums of money, donations, or subscriptions, given or subscribed for the purpose aforesaid, in their possession or control, and the said committee of management, and the office, and duties thereof, shall thereupon cease and determine.

5. Trustees to be elected annually.

The said trustees so elected and nominated as aforesaid shall continue to be and to act as trustees until the last Monday in the month of January, 1844; and upon such day such trustees shall cease to have any power or authority so to act; and three persons shall be elected at a General Meeting to be held on that day, and three other persons shall be nominated by the Governor as soon as convenient thereafter, to be the trustees of the said church for the year immediately ensuing; and a fresh election and nomination of trustees shall in like manner take place within every last week of the month of January thereafter or as soon as may be convenient, and copies of the minutes of every election or nomination of a trustee which shall take place under the provisions of any clause in this Ordinance shall be transmitted without delay to the Registrar-General and the Registrar of the Bishop of the Diocese:

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