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(a)all clerks in Holy Orders beneficed in or licensed to the parish, . . . F5
[F6(b)any deaconess or lay worker licensed to the parish;]
F11(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F12[F8(e)]such, if any, of the readers who are licensed to that parish or licensed to an area which includes that parish and whose names are on the roll of the parish as the annual meeting may determine.]
[F8(f)]all persons whose names are on the roll of the parish and who are lay members of any deanery synod, diocesan synod or the General Synod;
[(g)]such number of representatives of the laity as the annual meeting may decide, and so that the number determined may be altered from time to time by a resolution passed at any annual meeting, but such resolution shall not take effect before the next ensuing annual meeting; and
[F8(h)]co-opted members, if the parochial church council so decides, not exceeding in number one-fifth of the representatives of the laity elected under the last preceding sub-paragraph of this paragraph [F13or two persons whichever shall be the greater,], and being either clerks in Holy Orders or F14. . . [F15actual lay communicants of sixteen] years of age or upwards. The term of office of a co-opted member shall be until the conclusion of the next annual meeting; but without prejudice to his being co-opted on subsequent occasions for a similar term, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of these rules.
[F16[F17(2)]Any person chosen, appointed or elected as a churchwarden of a parish, being an F18. . . [F19actual communicant]whose name is on the roll of the parish, shall as from the date on which the choice, appointment or election, as the case may be, is made be a member of the parochial church council of the parish by virtue of this paragraph until he is admitted to the office of churchwarden, and he shall thereafter continue to be a member of that council by virtue of [F20paragraph 1(d)] of this rule unless and until he ceases to be qualified for membership by virtue of that sub-paragraph.]
[F21(3)]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F22(3)A person shall cease to be a member of a parochial church council—
(a)if his name is removed from the roll of the parish under rule 1, on the date on which his name is removed;
(b)if he refuses or fails to apply for enrolment when a new roll is being prepared, on the date on which the new roll is completed;
(c)if he is disqualified from being a charity trustee under the Charities Act 1993 or from serving on that parochial church council by the bishop under section 10(6) of the Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measures 1977 and 1993, on the date on which the disqualification takes effect;
but, so far as the provisions of (a) and (b) above are concerned, shall be without prejudice to any right which that council may have to make that person a co-opted member.]
[F17(4)]Where a group ministry is established the incumbents of all benefices in the group [F23every priest in charge of any benefice therein and where the area of the group ministry includes the area of a benefice for which a team ministry is established, all the vicars in that ministry] shall be entitled to attend meetings of the parochial church councils of all the parishes in the area for which the group ministry is established. They shall be entitled to receive documents circulated to members of councils of which they are not themselves members and to speak but not to vote at meetings of such councils.
[F24[F17(5)]Where two or more benefices are held in plurality and a team ministry is, or is to be, established for the area of one of those benefices, then, if a pastoral scheme provides for extending the operation of the team ministry, so long as the plurality continues, to the area of any other benefice so held, paragraphs [F251(c) and (4)]of this rule shall have effect as if the references to the area of the benefice were references to the combined area of the benefices concerned.]
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