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[F3[F4(2)]The members of the house of bishops shall consist of the bishop of the diocese, every suffragan bishop of the diocese and such other person or persons, being a person or persons in episcopal orders working in the diocese, as the bishop of the diocese, with the concurrence of the archbishop of the province, may nominate.
[F4(3)]The bishop of the diocese shall be the president of the diocesan synod.]
[F4(4)]The members of the house of clergy shall consist of—
(a)the following ex-officio members, that is to say:—
(ii)the dean or provost of the cathedral (including in appropriate dioceses, the Dean of Westminster, the Dean of Windsor and the Deans of Jersey and Guernsey);
(iv)the proctors elected from the diocese or from any university in the diocese (the University of London being [F7treated for this purpose as being] wholly in the diocese of London) to the Lower House of the Convocation of the Province F8. . .;
[F9(v)any other member of that House, being the person chosen by and from among the clerical members of religious communities in the Province, who resides in the diocese;]
[F10(vi)]the chancellor of the diocese (if in Holy Orders); and
(b)members elected by the houses of clergy of the deanery synods in the diocese in accordance with the next following rules; and
(c)not more than five members (being clerks in Holy Orders) co-opted by the house of clergy of the diocesan synod.
[F4(5)]The members of the house of laity shall consist of:—
(a)the following ex-officio members, that is to say:—
(i)the chancellor of the diocese (if not in Holy Orders);
(ii)the chairman of the diocesan board of finance [F11and the chairman of the diocesan advisory committee](if not in Holy Orders);
(iii)the members elected from the diocese to the House of Laity of the General Synod F12. . .;
[F13(iv)any other member of that House, being [F14an ex officio or co-opted member of the House of Laity of the General Synod or a] person chosen by and from among the lay members of religious communities in the Province, who resides in the diocese;]
(b)members elected by the houses of laity of the deanery synods in the diocese in accordance with the next following rules; and
[F4(6)]The bishop of the diocese may nominate ten additional members of the diocesan synod, who may be of the clergy or the laity and shall be members of the appropriate house. [F17Except in regard to their appointment the nominated members shall have the same rights and be subject to the same rules as elected members. Where necessary the bishop’s council and standing committee shall designate the deanary synod of which the nominated member shall be a member and, where a nominated lay person is on more than one electoral roll, he shall choose the parochial council of which he is to be a member.]
[F18(7)No person shall be entitled to be a member of more than one diocesan synod at the same time except—
(a)the chancellor of the diocese;
(b)a suffragan bishop appointed to act as a provincial episcopal visitor for the purposes of the Episcopal Ministry Act of Synod 1993 who, in addition, to membership of the diocesan synod of the diocese of which he is suffragan, may be invited by the bishop of the diocese where he resides to be a member of that diocesan synod in accordance with paragraph (2) or paragraph (4)(a)(i) of this rule provided that he shall exercise his vote on a matter referred by the General Synod under Article 8 of the Constitution only in the diocesan synod of the diocese of which he is suffragan.]
[F20(8)The registrar of the diocese and any deputy registrar of the diocesan synod shall be disqualified from standing for election to the diocesan synod or from being a nominated, co-opted or ex officio member of that synod.]
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