Amended at Provincial Synod 2021

  1. Vacant Bishoprics

Whenever any See of this Province shall be vacant by the death of a Bishop or other sufficient cause, the spiritual care and governance of the Diocese shall devolve upon the Metropolitan, who shall appoint a Vicar General to act until such time as a duly elected Bishop is installed (or collated).

  1. 2. Revenuesof the Bishopric

Any Bishopric Endowment or other funds vested directly in or placed solely under the supervision of the Diocesan Bishop for the Bishop’s own use in terms of the Trust Fund, donation or bequest by which such funds were established, (hereafter referred to as the revenues of the Bishopric), shall, during the vacancy of the See, be received and administered by the Chapter, together with the Vicar General (if the Vicar General is not a member of the Chapter) or, if there be no Chapter, by the Vicar General, who shall duly account for the same to the next succeeding Bishop within three months from the date of the collation.

  1. Remuneration

The Chapter, together with the Vicar General, or, if there be no such Chapter, the Board of Finance for the Diocese, shall apportion out of the revenues of the vacant Bishopric such sum as they shall see fit to remunerate the Metropolitan and the Vicar General for services rendered by them.