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Church of England (Ecumenical Relations) Measure 1988 (No. 3)

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2Provision by Canon for participation in local ecumenical projects

(1)It shall be lawful for the General Synod to make provision by Canon for the bishop of a diocese—

(a)to enter into an agreement, with the appropriate authority of each Church participating in a local ecumenical project established or to be established in respect of an area in his diocese, for the participation of the Church of England in that project;

(b)to make special provision as to the ministry in the area of a local ecumenical project of clerks in Holy Orders, deaconesses, lay workers and readers beneficed in or licensed to any parish wholly or partly in that area or ministering in or licensed to any cathedral church in that area.

(2)It shall be lawful for the General Synod to make provision by Canon for the bishop of a diocese in the case of an institution in the diocese in respect of which a clerk in Holy Orders is licensed under section 2 of the [1967 No. 2.] Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967—

(a)to enter into an agreement, with the appropriate authority of each Church participating in a local ecumenical project established or to be established in respect of that institution, for the participation of the Church of England in that project, and

(b)to make special provision as to the ministry in that institution of clerks in Holy Orders.

(3)The powers of the General Synod under subsections (1) and (2) above may be exercised only in respect of a local ecumenical project in which every other Church participating in the project is a Church to which this Measure applies.

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