Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956

[F12 General functions of council.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)It shall be the duty of the [F2minister] and the parochial church council to consult together on matters of general concern and importance to the parish.

(2)The functions of parochial church councils shall include—

(a)co-operation with the [F2minister] in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical;

(b)the consideration and discussions of matters concerning the Church of England or any other matters of religious or public interest, but not the declaration of the doctrine of the Church on any question;

(c)making known and putting into effect any provision made by the diocesan synod or the deanery synod, but without prejudice to the powers of the council on any particular matter;

(d)giving advice to the diocesan synod and the deanery synod on any matter referred to the council;

(e)raising such matters as the council consider appropriate with the diocesan synod or deanery synod.

(3)In the exercise of its functions the parochial church council shall take into consideration any expression of opinion by any parochial church meeting.]

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