Ecclesiastical Commissioners Law and Legal Definition

Ecclesiastical commissioner’s means a body of people authorized to propose measures for improving the established church’s efficiency. The measures so proposed by the ecclesiastical commissioners must be sanctioned by orders in council. The full title of ecclesiastical commissioners was Ecclesiastical and Church Estates Commissioners for England. The main function of the commissioner was to determine the distribution of revenues of the Church of England. Ecclesiastical commissioners were established by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act of 1836. Later this body was dissolved. The functions, rights, and property vested with the ecclesiastical commissioners are now vested in the church commissioners.