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11Diocesan Advisory Committee: limit on successive terms of office

(1)In Schedule 2 to the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018 (diocesan advisory committee: constitution), in paragraph 3 (membership: term of office), at the end insert—

(4)A person who has served as the chair or as a member under paragraph 2(3)(a) or (b) or as either for two successive terms of office, or such greater number as has been authorised under sub-paragraph (5) below, may not be reappointed (either as the chair or as a member under paragraph 2(3)(a) or (b)) or co-opted until the next occasion after the end of that period of office on which new appointments are to be made under paragraph 2(6).

(5)In the case of a person who is serving the second of two successive terms of office as the chair or as a member under paragraph 2(3)(a) or (b) or as either, the diocesan synod may authorise the person, on the expiry of the second term, to continue to hold office (either as the chair or as a member under paragraph 2(3)(a) or (b)) for one or more further successive terms.

(6)The diocesan synod may not give an authorisation under sub-paragraph (5) unless—

(a)the person who has the function under paragraph 2 of making appointments to the office to which the authorisation would apply has obtained the advice of the Church Buildings Council on the authorisation, and

(b)the diocesan synod has been provided with that advice.

(7)Sub-paragraphs (4) to (6) do not apply in a case where the first of the successive terms of office was held by virtue of an appointment to fill a casual vacancy.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to a term of office which began before the commencement of this section.

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