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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Variation of Membership of Deanery Synods by SchemeE

[F126](1)If it appears to the diocesan synod that the preceding rules in this Part relating to the membership of deanery synods ought to be varied to meet the special circumstances of the diocese or the deaneries and to secure better representation of clergy or laity or both on the deanery synods, they may make a scheme for such variation, and, if the scheme comes into operation under this rule, the said rules shall have effect subject to the scheme:E

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(2)Copies of every such scheme must be sent to members of the diocesan synod at least fourteen days before the session at which they are considered, and every such scheme shall require the assent of the [F3house of bishops and of a two-thirds majority of the members of each of the other houses] of the synod present and voting.

[F4(3)A scheme approved by the diocesan synod as aforesaid shall be laid before the General Synod.

(4)If a member of the General Synod gives notice in accordance with the Standing Orders of that Synod that he wishes such a scheme to be debated, the scheme shall not come into operation unless it is approved by the General Synod.

(5)If no notice is given under paragraph (4) of this rule with respect to any such scheme, or such notice having been given, the scheme is approved by the General Synod, it shall come into operation on the day after the end of the group of sessions during which it was laid before, or approved by, the General Synod or on such date as may be specified in the scheme.]

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F1Sch. 3 rule 26 (originally 21) renumbered (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3118, para. 24.

F3Words substituted by S.I. 1980/178, para. 7.

F4Rule 21(3)(4)(5) substiuted for rule 21(3) by S.I. 1980/178, para. 7.

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