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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Chairman at meetings.E

5Subject to the provisions of [F1rules [F222 and 23]] the chair at a meeting of the council shall be taken:—

(a)by the chairman of the council if he is present;

[F3(b)subject to paragraphs (c) and (d) hereof, if the chairman of the council is not present, by the vice-chairman of the council if he is present;

(c)if the benefice is vacant and a minister acting as priest-in-charge of a parish in respect of which rights of presentation are suspended, by the priest-in-charge;]

[F4[F5(d)]In the case of a parish in the area of a benefice for which a team ministry is established, by the rector in that ministry if he is present and both the vicar in that ministry who would if he were present be entitled, by virtue of a provision in a pastoral scheme or the bishop’s licence, to preside and the vice-chairman of the council are not present].

Provided that at any such meeting the chairman [F6presiding] shall, if he thinks it expedient to do so or the meeting so resolves, vacate the chair either generally or for the purposes of any business in which he has a personal interest or for any other particular business.

Should neither the chairman or vice-chairman [F7, the vice chairman, nor, where sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) above apply, the priest-in-charge or rector] be available to take the chair for any meeting or for any particular item on the agenda during a meeting then a chairman shall be chosen by those members present from among their number and the person so chosen shall preside for that meeting or for that particular item.

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F1Words substituted by S.I. 1989/2094, para. 18(2)(i)

F2Words in Sch. 3 Appendix II para. 5 amended (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3118, para. 63, Sch.

F3Appendix II para. 5(b)(c) substituted for (b) by S.I. 1989/2094, para. 18(2)(ii)

F4Para. 5(c) inserted by S.I. 1981.959, para. 11(1)

F5Appendix II para. 5(c) renumbered (d) by S.I. 1989/2094, para. 18(2)(iii)

F6Words substituted by S.I. 1981/959, para. 11(2)(a)

F7Words substituted by S.I. 1989/2094, para. 18(2)(iv)

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