Anglican Church (Constitution of Anglican Diocese of Seychelles) Act
Act 9 of 1972
- Commenced on 3 April 1973
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Anglican Church (Constitution of Anglican Diocese of Seychelles) Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act unless the context otherwise requires—"appointed member" means a person appointed by the Bishop to be a member of the Board;"Archbishop" means the Anglican Archbishop of the Province of the Indian Ocean and shall include his duly appointed deputy;"Bishop" means the Anglican Bishop of Seychelles;"Board" means the Board of Commissioners established under the provisions of section 4;"Ecclesiastical Administrator" means the person appointed by the Bishop to administer the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles during his absence or incapacity or appointed by the Archbishop when the office of the Bishop is vacant or the Bishop is unable or unwilling so to appoint
3. Constitution of DioceseThere is hereby constituted the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles.
4. Constitution of BoardThere is hereby constituted a Board of Commissioners or the Anglican Diocese of Seychelles which shall be a body corporate, and shall have a common seal and shall act, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded in its corporate name.
5. Membership of BoardThe Board shall consist of the Bishop, who shall be Chairman, and nine members who shall be appointed by the Bishop.
6. Powers of the BoardThe Board may do all such act or things which a body corporate may do and in particular, but without prejudice to the foregoing may:—
7. Appointed members
8. Bishop to have perpetual succession
9. Execution of deedsit shall be sufficient in the case of any deed, act or document requiring execution by the Board, if such deed, act or document is signed by the Bishop and two appointed members.
10. Article 910 of Civil Code shall not applyArticle 910 of the Civil Code shall not apply to the Board.
History of this document
03 April 1973