Select Documents of English Constitutional History

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Disestablishment of the Irish Church

(1869, July 26. 32 & 33 Victoria, c. 42.)

WHEREAS it is expedient that the union created by act of parliament between the churches of England and Ireland, as by law established, should be dissolved, and that the Church of Ireland, as so separated, should cease to be established by law, and that after satisfying, so far as possible, upon principles of equality as between the several religious denominations of Ireland, all just and equitable claims, the property of the said Church of Ireland, or the proceeds thereof, should be applied in such manner as parliament shall hereafter direct:

And whereas Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to signify that she has placed at the disposal of parliament her interests in the several archbishoprics, bishoprics, benefices, cathedral preferments, and other ecclesiastical dignities and offices in Ireland:

Be it therefore enacted by the queen’s most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. This act may be cited for all purposes as "The Irish Church Act, 1869."

2. On and after the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one the said union created by act of parliament between the Churches of England and Ireland shall be dissolved, and the said Church of Ireland, herein-after referred to as "the said church," shall cease to be established by law.

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Chicago: "Disestablishment of the Irish Church," Select Documents of English Constitutional History in Select Documents of English Constitutional History, ed. George Burton Adams (1851-1925) and Henry Morse Stephens (1857-1918) (New York: Macmillan Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed August 14, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51F7PM1IFTUYM9V.

MLA: . "Disestablishment of the Irish Church." Select Documents of English Constitutional History, in Select Documents of English Constitutional History, edited by George Burton Adams (1851-1925) and Henry Morse Stephens (1857-1918), New York, Macmillan Company, 1916, Original Sources. 14 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51F7PM1IFTUYM9V.

Harvard: , 'Disestablishment of the Irish Church' in Select Documents of English Constitutional History. cited in 1916, Select Documents of English Constitutional History, ed. , Macmillan Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 14 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51F7PM1IFTUYM9V.