Chinese Rhenish Church, Hong Kong Synod, Incorporation Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Cap 1060 - CHINESE RHENISH CHURCH, HONG KONG SYNOD, INCORPORATION ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 1060 CHINESE RHENISH CHURCH, HONG KONG SYNOD,
INCORPORATION ORDINANCE

Gazette Number Version Date


Long title 30/06/1997


To provide for the incorporation of The Chinese Rhenish Church, Hong Kong Synod.


[1 June 1951]

(Originally 19 of 1951)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Chinese Rhenish Church, Hong Kong Synod, Incorporation Ordinance.

Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Chairman and Vice-Chairman" (主席及副主席) means respectively the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Synod

elected in accordance with the constitution;
"constitution" (章程) means the rules or regulations governing the Synod for the time being in force together with any

amendments thereto made from time to time in accordance with such rules or regulations;
"Synod Committee" (區董會) means the members of the Synod Committee duly elected in accordance with the

constitution and including the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Synod and having the power of management
and control of the affairs of the Synod in accordance with the constitution;

"The Chinese Rhenish Church, Hong Kong Synod" (中華基督教禮賢會香港區會) or "the Hong Kong Synod" (香
港區會) or "the Synod" (區會) means the representatives, pastors and preachers of such Chinese Rhenish
Churches in Hong Kong and the representatives of educational and charitable organizations established by the
Synod as are or shall be members of the Synod in accordance with the constitution.


Section: 3 Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chairman L.N. 362 of 1997;

32 of 1999
01/07/1997



Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 32 of 1999 s. 3


(1) Whenever any person is appointed to the office of Chairman and whenever any person is appointed to the
office of Vice-Chairman such persons shall, within three weeks after their respective appointments or within such
further time as may be allowed by the Chief Secretary for Administration, furnish to the Chief Secretary for
Administration satisfactory evidence of their respective appointments.

(2) A notification in the Gazette under the hand of the Chief Secretary for Administration that such evidence
has been furnished to the Chief Secretary for Administration by such persons shall be conclusive evidence of such
appointments. (Amended 32 of 1999 s. 3)

(Amended L.N. 226 of 1976; L.N. 242 of 1994; L.N. 362 of 1997)

Section: 4 Proof of membership and of constitution 32 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 32 of 1999 s. 3


A certificate under the hand of the Chairman, or in his absence from Hong Kong of the Vice-Chairman-
(Amended 32 of 1999 s. 3)

(a) that any person therein named is a member of the Synod; or



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(b) that any rules or regulations annexed to such certificate are the constitution,
shall be accepted for all purposes as sufficient proof of the fact that such person is a member of the Synod, or that the
constitution was duly made and is in force.

Section: 5 Incorporation. Powers of corporation 32 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 32 of 1999 s. 3


(1) The Synod shall be a body corporate under the name of "The Chinese Rhenish Church, Hong Kong Synod",
hereinafter referred to as the corporation.

(2) The corporation by the name aforesaid shall have perpetual succession, and shall and may sue and be sued
in all courts in Hong Kong, and shall and may have and use a common seal, and may break, change, alter, and make
anew the said seal as to the corporation may seem fit. (Amended 32 of 1999 s. 3)

(3) The corporation shall have the power to acquire, accept leases of, purchase, take, hold and enjoy any lands,
buildings, messuages or tenements of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situate in Hong Kong, and also to
invest moneys upon mortgages of any lands, buildings, messuages or tenements, or upon the mortgages, debentures,
stocks, funds, shares or securities of any corporation or company, and also to purchase, acquire and possess goods and
chattels of what nature and kind soever. (Amended 32 of 1999 s. 3)

(4) The corporation shall further have power by deed under its seal to grant, sell, convey, assign, surrender,
exchange, partition, yield up, mortgage, demise, reassign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any lands, buildings,
messuages, tenements, mortgages, debentures, stocks, funds, shares or securities, or goods and chattels which are
vested in or belong to the corporation, upon such terms as to the corporation may seem fit.

Section: 6 Seal 32 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 32 of 1999 s. 3


All deeds, documents and other instruments requiring the seal of the corporation shall be sealed therewith in the
presence of the Chairman, or in his absence from Hong Kong, of the Vice-Chairman, and shall also be signed by the
Chairman, or by the Vice-Chairman. The seal shall be kept in the custody of the Chairman, or in his absence from
Hong Kong, in the custody of the Vice-Chairman.

(Amended 32 of 1999 s. 3)

Section: 7 Internal management of the Synod 30/06/1997


All matters of internal management of the Synod, including any amendment of the constitution, shall be settled
and carried out in accordance with the constitution.

Section: 8 Saving 32 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 32 of 1999 s. 3


Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect or be deemed to affect the rights of the Central Authorities or the
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Basic Law and other laws, or the rights of
any body politic or corporate or of any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance and those
claiming by, from or under them.

(Amended 32 of 1999 s. 3)

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