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Cathedrals Measure 1999

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Section 38(1).

SCHEDULE 1Transitional provisions

1For each cathedral there shall be a body called the “Transitional Council” whose duty it shall be to frame, with the consent of the bishop, as soon as practicable—

(a)an instrument providing for a constitution for the cathedral, and

(b)an instrument providing for statutes for the cathedral,

in accordance with the provisions of this Measure.

2For the purposes of paragraph 1 above sections 29 to 32 shall have effect in relation to the Transitional Council of a cathedral as if—

(a)the references in those sections to the Council were references to the Transitional Council,

(b)the references in those sections to the common seal of the cathedral were references to the existing seal, and

(c)the references in those sections to an instrument or draft instrument were references to an instrument or draft instrument under paragraph 1 above.

3The membership of the Transitional Council of a cathedral shall consist of—

(a)the bishop,

(b)the dean or provost, as the case may be, who shall be the chairman,

(c)two residentiary canons appointed by the residentiary canons,

(d)one non-residentiary canon appointed by the non-residentiary canons from amongst themselves, and

(e)five lay persons appointed by the bishop after consultation with the dean or provost, as the case may be, and the bishop’s council, being persons having experience in connection with the work of the cathedral or the ability to reflect local, diocesan, ecumenical or wider interests in that connection.

4The chairman shall have a second or casting vote in proceedings of the Transitional Council of a cathedral.

5The Transitional Council of a cathedral shall cease to exist on the relevant date.

6If, in relation to any cathedral, the instruments required to be made under paragraph 1 above have not been made by such date as may be determined by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York acting jointly it shall be the duty of the dean or provost of the cathedral to send to the bishop of the diocese concerned and to the Secretary-General of the General Synod a report indicating the stage reached in the production of those instruments, the reason for the delay and the date on which the Transitional Council expects that the instruments will be made; and further reports shall be made when so requested by the Archbishops.

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