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Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003

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1Amendment of Synodical Government Measure 1969

(1)In section 4(2) of the Synodical Government Measure 1969 (1969 No. 2) after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(d)to consider proposals for the annual budget for the diocese and to approve or disapprove them;

(e)to consider the annual accounts of the diocesan board of finance of the diocese..

(2)The Church Representation Rules contained in Schedule 3 to that Measure shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in the Schedule to this Measure.

2Amendment of Pastoral Measure 1983

(1)The Pastoral Measure 1983 (1983 No. 1) shall have effect subject to the following amendments.

(2)After section 2 there shall be inserted the following section—

2AConventional districts

It shall be the duty of the pastoral committee of a diocese from time to time as may be directed by the bishop, and in any event at least once every five years, to review the arrangements for pastoral supervision in each conventional district in the diocese and, in cases where they consider it desirable, to make recommendations to the bishop in accordance with section 3 for any of the matters for which provision may be made under this Measure (other than section 36) by a pastoral scheme or pastoral order..

(3)In section 3(4) after the words “In the case of” there shall be inserted the words “recommendations under section 2A and of”.

(4)Paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 is hereby repealed.

(5)In paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 for the words “a majority of the members of the sub-committee shall be members” there shall be substituted the words “at least one of the members of any sub-committee shall be a member”.

3Transitional provisions

(1)The amendment of rule 10(1) of the Church Representation Rules effected by paragraph 2 of the Schedule to this Measure shall not affect the term of office of any person who is a member of a parochial church council or deanery synod on the date on which that amendment comes into force.

(2)The amendment of rule 14(1) of those Rules effected by paragraph 4 of that Schedule shall not affect the term of office of any person who is a member of a parochial church council on the date on which that amendment comes into force and shall not apply to the first election of members of a parochial church council held after that date.

4Short title, commencement and extent

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003.

(2)This Measure shall come into force on such day as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may jointly appoint, and different days may be appointed for different provisions.

(3)Subject to subsections (4) and (5) below, this Measure shall extend to the whole of the provinces of Canterbury and York, except the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

(4)If an Act of Tynwald or an instrument made under an Act of Tynwald so provides, this Measure shall extend to the Isle of Man subject to such exceptions adaptations and modifications as may be specified in the Act of Tynwald or instrument.

(5)This Measure may be applied to the Channel Islands as defined in the Channel Islands (Church Legislation) Measures 1931 and 1957, or either of them, in accordance with those Measures.

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