REGULATION 26: Of Patronage and Parishes


1. All Church patronage shall be vested in the Bishop.

2. The creation, the division or the alteration of archdeaconries, rural deaneries, parishes and districts shall be made by the Bishop in Council.

3. Whenever it is intended to alter any parish or district, two (2) months’ notice shall be given by the Secretary of the Council to the Incumbent and Church Wardens concerned; and, if within that time the Incumbent, Church Wardens or Vestry give written notice of objection, the Bishop shall not take any final action until the objection has been considered by the Bishop in Council.