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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Election and choice of membersE

[F125](1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2 The parochial representatives of the laity elected by annual meetings shall be so elected every three years, and shall hold office for a term of three years beginning with the 1st June next following their election.E

(2)The numbers to be so elected from the several parishes shall be determined by resolution of the diocesan synod not later than the [F331st December] in the year preceding any such elections, and those numbers shall be related to the numbers of names on the rolls of the parishes as certified . . . F4under rule 4 F5. . . [F6provided that such resolution shall not make it possible for a parish with fewer than 26 names on the roll to have more than one representative.]

(3)Not later than the 31st December in the year preceding any such elections, the secretary of the diocesan synod shall certify to the secretary of each parochial church council the number of such representatives to be elected at the annual meeting of the parish F7. . . and shall send to the secretary of each deanery synod copies of the certificates and information relating to the parishes of the deanery.

[F8(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2 Any person to be chosen as mentioned in rule [F9[F1024(2)(e)] or][F1024(6)(c)] shall be so chosen every three years and shall hold office for a term of three years beginning with the 1st June next following the date on which he is so chosen.]

[F11(5)]F12. . . F13[A direction by the appropriate members of the Bishop’s Council making provision under rule 24(2)(d) or 24(6)(e)]for the membership of the clerks in Holy Orders or the deaconesses or lay workers therein mentioned may provide for the choice by a class of such persons of some of their number to be members, and for the term of office of persons so chosen.

[F14(6)]The diocesan synod shall exercise their powers under this and the last preceding rule so as to secure that the total number of members of any deanery synod in the diocese shall not be more than 150 and, so far as practicable, shall not be less than 50:

Provided that the maximum number of 150 may be exceeded for the purpose of securing that the house of laity is not less in number than the house of clergy.

[F15For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the number 150 specified in this paragraph includes the maximum number of members who may be co-opted by each house.]

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F1Sch. 3 rule 25 (originally 20) renumbered (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3118, para. 23

F2Words repealed by S.I. 1984/1039, para. 14(1)

F3Words substituted by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 12(1)

F4Words repealed by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 12(1)

F5Words in Sch. 3 rule 25 para. (2) omitted (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/3118, para. 23(a).

F6Words in Sch. 3 rule 25 para. (2) inserted (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3118, para. 23(a).

F7Words in Sch. 3 rule 25 para. (3) omitted (1.1.1996) by virtue of S.I. 1995/3243, para. 6.

F9Words inserted by S.I. 1980/178, para. 6

F10Words in Sch. 3 rule 20(4) amended (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3118, para. 63, Sch.

F11Rule 20(5) (originally 20(4)) re-numbered by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 12(3)

F12Words in Sch. 3 rule 25 para. (5) omitted (1.1.1995) by virtue of S.I. 1994/3118, para. 23(b).

F13Words in Sch. 3 rule 25 para. (5) inserted (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3118, para. 23(b).

F14Rule 20(6) (originally 20(5)) re-numbered by S.I. 1973/1865, para. 12(4)

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