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Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

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13(1)For the purposes of this Schedule there shall be an Appeal Tribunal for each of the Provinces of Canterbury and York, which shall be constituted as follows—

(a)The Dean of the Arches and Auditor shall chair the Tribunal and be known as the “Chair” and the Vicar-General of each of the Provinces of Canterbury and York shall be known as the “Deputy Chairs” and one or other of the three (but not more than one) shall sit on each appeal and shall preside:

Provided that if one of the three is not available to preside over an appeal, a chancellor of a diocese nominated by the Dean of the Arches and Auditor or, in his or her absence or illness, by the Vicar General of the Province concerned shall preside over the appeal.

(b)A panel of twelve persons shall be appointed from among the members of the Lower House of the Convocation of the Province concerned by, in the case of the Convocation of Canterbury, the Standing Committee of the Lower House and, in the case of the Convocation of York, the body of Assessors of the Lower House of that Convocation, in such manner as that House may determine, and three persons from the panel shall be nominated as aforesaid for each appeal.

(c)A panel of twelve persons shall be appointed by the Standing Committee of the House of Laity of the General Synod from among the members of that House, in such manner as that House may determine, not less than one-half of whom have a 7 year general qualification (within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990) and one person from the panel shall be nominated as aforesaid for each appeal.

(2)The persons appointed from among the members of the Lower House of the Convocations or the House of Laity as aforesaid shall be appointed for the lifetime of those Convocations or that House of Laity and, on a casual vacancy, another member of the House concerned shall be appointed in place of the person vacating office, in the same manner as that person was appointed, for the remainder of that lifetime:

Provided that the persons appointed as aforesaid shall, when a new House falls to be elected, continue to hold their appointments until the first Session of the new House, and any such person who has heard the whole or part of an appeal may continue as a member of the Tribunal until the determination thereof.

(3)The registrar of each province shall appoint a secretary to the Appeal Tribunal for that province, who may be the registrar.

(4)The same person may be appointed by both registrars as secretary to both Tribunals and the registrars of both provinces may agree that one of them shall be the secretary to both Tribunals.

(5)The expenses of an Appeal Tribunal in connection with any appeal shall be paid out of moneys standing to the credit of the diocesan pastoral account of the diocese from which the appeal is brought.

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