Advowsons and Private Patronage

  title={Advowsons and Private Patronage},
  author={Teresa Sutton},
  journal={Ecclesiastical Law Journal},
  pages={267 - 288}
  • Teresa Sutton
  • Published 1 September 2019
  • History
  • Ecclesiastical Law Journal
This article focuses on the role of private patronage within the Church of England. Private patrons own advowsons. These property rights can no longer be traded but may still be bequeathed or transferred without value. When there is a vacancy in a benefice, a patron has the right to nominate a new incumbent in accordance with the Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986. This article uses contemporary and historical records to define private patronage and analyse the current role of the four broad… 



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