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United Reformed Church Act 2000

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7(1)The statutory power of appointing new trustees shall be vested in the Church Meeting and shall be exercised by a resolution of the majority of those present and (being entitled to vote) voting at a meeting convened by notice stating the purpose of the meeting given at each service held on the two Sundays immediately preceding the meeting. The chairman shall have for this purpose if necessary a casting vote. If there is no church meeting in existence to exercise the power of appointing new trustees as aforesaid, the statutory power of appointing new trustees shall be vested in the trustees for the time being.

(2)No individual person shall be eligible for appointment who is not on the membership roll of some local church (which need not be within the area of the same Area Council as the local church).

(3)Any trustee who ceases to have the qualification last mentioned shall be deemed to be unfit to act in the trust.

(4)Any trustee who wishes to be discharged from the trust may be discharged therefrom, without any appointment of a new trustee, by such a resolution as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph.

(5)The number of trustees shall so far as practicable be kept up to four.

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