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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Qualifications of persons to be chosen or elected by annual meetingsE

9(1)[F1Subject to the provisions of rule 1(3)] the qualifications of a person to be elected a parochial representative of the laity to either of the bodies referred to in the last preceding rule are that—

(a)his name is entered on the roll of the parish; and

(b)he is an actual communicant member of the Church of England or, in the case of election to the parochial church council, [F2an actual communicant member of any] Church in communion with the Church of England; and

(c)[F3in the case of election to the parochial church council, he is of seventeen years or upwards, and]in the case of election to the deanery synod, he is [F4eighteen years or upwards]:

Provided that—


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the registrar of the diocese shall not be qualified for election to any of the said bodies in that diocese.

[F6(1A)Notwithstanding paragraph (1) hereof, a baptised person who—

(a)is of communicant status in another Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity; and

(b)is in good standing in that Church; and

(c)is an habitual worshipper and a communicant at the parish church or at some other building licensed for public worship in the parish; and

(d)is of seventeen years and upwards,

may, with the prior permission of the bishop, be nominated for election as a parochial representative of the laity to the parochial church council.

Provided that at least two-thirds of the parochial representatives of the laity to the parochial church council shall have the qualifications set out in paragraph (1) hereof.]

[F7(1B)A baptised person who has the qualifications in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (1A) of this rule and who—

(a)is of eighteen years and upwards; and

(b)is either a member of the parochial church council by virtue of paragraph (1A) above or a member of a local ecumenical project of which the parish forms part,

may be nominated for election as a parochial representative of the laity to the deanery synod.]

(2)The qualification of a person to be elected a sidesman is that his name is entered on the roll of the parish.

(3)No person shall be elected under the last preceding rule unless he has signified his consent to serve or there is in the opinion of the meeting sufficient evidence of his willingness to serve.

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F1Words inserted by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 7(a)

F2Words substituted by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 7(b)

F3Words inserted by S.I. 1980/178, para. 2

F4Words substituted by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 7(c)

F5Rule 9(1)(c) proviso (i) repealed by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 7(d)

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