METHODIST TRUST ASSOCIATION of ceylon ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Incorporation.

4. Constitution.

5. Appointment of members of the association.

6. Repealed.

7. Acts of association not invalidated by vacancies in membership.

8. Association to be responsible to the conference.

9. Power to hold property.

10. Rules.

11. Appointment of secretary.

12. Office and seal.

13. Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

54 of 1935,

17 of 1966 .

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate a Methodist Trust Association of Ceylon.

[Date of Commencement: 18th December, 1935]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Methodist Trust Association of Ceylon Ordinance.

2. Interpretation.

Unless anything shall appear in the context or subject repugnant thereto or inconsistent therewith, the expression—

(a) "the said church” shall mean the church or Christian society in Ceylon called the Methodist Church, Ceylon, composed of Christians in the connection established by the late Reverend John Wesley AM of England and shall include all members thereof at present in the Island of Ceylon;

(b) "the said association” shall mean the members of the Methodist Trust Association of Ceylon appointed by the Conference of the Methodist Church, Ceylon, in the manner hereinafter set out;

(c) "the Conference” shall mean the annual Conference composed of Ministers and lay representatives held at present in Ceylon in accordance with the law, constitution and custom of the said church;

(d) "the President” shall mean the President of the Conference appointed in accordance with the law, constitution and custom of the said church;

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