Obstructing or assaulting clergyman, etc., in discharge of his duties
Any person who-
(a) by threats or force, obstructs or prevents, or endeavours to obstruct or prevent, any clergyman or other minister in or from celebrating divine service or otherwise officiating in any church, chapel, meeting house, or other place of the divine worship, or in or from the performance of his duty in the lawful burial of the dead in any churchyard or other burial place; or
(b) strikes or offers any violence to, or upon any civil process, or under the pretence of executing any civil process, arrests, any clergyman or other minister who is engaged in, or, to the knowledge of the offender, is about to engage in, any of the rites or duties in this section aforesaid, or who, to the knowledge of the offender, is going to perform the same or is returning from the performance thereof,
shall be guilty of an offence triable either summarily or upon indictment, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 2 years.
(Amended 30 of 1911 ss. 2 & 5; 22 of 1950 s. 3; 50 of 1991 s. 4)
[cf. 1861 c. 100 s. 36 U.K.]