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[F124](1)A deanery synod shall consist of a house of clergy and a house of laity.E
(2)The members of the house of clergy of a deanery synod shall consist of—
(a)the clerks in Holy Orders beneficed in or licensed to any parish in the deanery;
(b)any clerks in Holy Orders licensed to institutions in the deanery under the M1Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967;
(c)any clerical members of the General Synod or diocesan synod resident in the deanery;
F2(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F2(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F3(d)such other clerks in Holy Orders holding the bishop’s licence to work throughout the diocese or in more than one deanery and resident in the deanery subject to any direction which may be given by the members of the House of Clergy of the bishop’s council that, having regard to the number of parochial and non-parochial clergy in the deanery, such clerk shall have membership of a specified deanery synod other than the deanery where he resides provided that no person shall thereby be a member of more than one deanery synod in the diocese.
(e)one or more retired clerks in Holy Orders who are in receipt of a pension in accordance with the provisions of the Clergy Pensions Measure 1961 at the relevant date.One clerk may be elected or chosen for every ten retired clerks or part thereof, elected or chosen in such manner as may be approved by the bishop by and from the retired clerks who are in receipt of such a pension, are resident in the deanery and do not hold the licence of the bishop.]
[F4[F5(3)]Where an extra parochial place is not in a deanery it shall be deemed for the pruposes of these rules to belong to the deanery which it abuts and if there is any doubt in the matter a determination shall be made by the bishop’s council and standing committee.]
[F6[F5(4)]For the purposes of [F7paragraph [F8(2)(e) of this rule]] the relevant date shall be the 31st December in the year immdiately preceding any eleciton of the parochial representatives of the laity, and as soon as possible after that date the rural dean of the deanery shall inform the bishop of the number of clerks in Holy Orders who are qualified for membership of the deanery synod by virtue of that sub-paragraph.]
[F9[F5(5)]Not later than 1st July following the election of parochial representatives of the laity to the deanery synod the secretary of the said synod shall send to the diocesan electoral registration officer appointed in accordance with rule [F1029] a list of the names and addresses of the members of the house of clergy, specifying the class of membership, and shall keep the said officer informed of subsequent changes in membership.]
(a)the parochial representatives elected to the synod by the annual meetings of the parishes of the deanery;
(b)any lay members of the General Synod [F14a diocesan synod or an area synod constituted in accordance with section 17 of the M2Dioceses Measure 1978] whose names are entered on the roll of any parish in the deanery;
[F15(c)if in the opinion of the bishop of the diocese any community of persons in the deanery who are in the spiritual care of a chaplain licensed by the bishop should be represented in that house, one lay person, being an actual communicant member of the Church of England of eighteen years or upwards, chosen in such manner as may be approved by the bishop by and from among the members of that community]
F16(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F17(d)the deaconesses and lay workers licensed by the bishop to work in any part of the deanery;
(e)such other deaconesses or lay workers holding the bishop’s licence to work throughout the diocese or in more than one deanery and resident in the deanery subject to any direction which may be given by the members of the House of Laity of the bishop’s council that, having regard to the number of deaconesses or lay workers in the deanery, such person shall have membership of a specified deanery synod other than the deanery where they reside provided that no person shall thereby be a member of more than one deanery synod in the diocese.]
[F5(7)]The house of clergy and house of laity of a deanery synod may co-opt additional members of their respective houses, being clerks in Holy Orders or, as the case may be, lay persons who shall be actual communicant members of the Church of England of [F18eighteen years or upwards]:
[F19Provided that the number of members co-opted by either house shall not exceed five per cent. of the total number of members of that house or three, whichever is the greater.]
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