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3 The Council.E

(1)The constitution of each cathedral shall provide for the establishment of the Council in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(2)The bishop shall be entitled to be present and speak, but not to vote, at meetings.

(3)The bishop shall appoint a lay person, not being a member of the Chapter, to be chairman, but—

(a)before doing so he shall afford the Chapter an opportunity to express views both in general as to the appointment and as to any specific person proposed by the bishop for appointment, and

(b)in deciding whom to appoint he shall have regard to those views.

(4)The membership shall consist of—

(a)the chairman,

(b)the dean,

(c)a prescribed number (not less than two nor more than five) of other members of the Chapter chosen by it,

(d)two members of the College of Canons appointed by it,

(e)a prescribed number (not less than two nor more than four) of lay persons, not being members of the Chapter, representing the interests of the cathedral community elected in the prescribed manner, and

(f)a prescribed number (not less than five nor more than ten) of persons appointed in the prescribed manner, being persons having experience in connection with the work of the cathedral or the ability to reflect local, diocesan, ecumenical or national interests in that connection.

(5)The members of the Council (other than the dean) shall hold office for a term of years to be prescribed but shall be eligible for membership for further terms of office.

(6)It shall be the duty of the Council to further and support the work of the cathedral, spiritual, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical, reviewing and advising upon the direction and oversight of that work by the Chapter and in particular, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, to—

(a)consider proposals submitted by the Chapter in connection with the general direction and mission of the cathedral and to give advice on them to the Chapter,

(b)receive and consider the annual budget of the cathedral,

(c)receive and consider the annual report and audited accounts,

(d)consider proposals submitted by the Chapter in connection with the constitution and statutes of the cathedral with a view to their revision under Part II of this Measure, and

(e)perform such other functions as may be prescribed.

(7)The Council may—

(a)request reports from the Chapter on any matter concerning the cathedral,

(b)discuss and declare its opinion on any such matter, and

(c)draw any matter to the attention of the Visitor or the Church Commissioners.

(8)The Council shall meet on at least two occasions in each calendar year.

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