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The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1973

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31.  In Appendix I, for the form set out in Section 1 there shall be substituted the form set out in the Schedule to this resolution.

32.  In Appendix I, in Sections 2 and 3—

(a)in sub-paragraph (ii) for the words from “another” to the end there shall be substituted the words “of any Church in communion with the Church of England”;

(b)the words from “Entry” to “parishes at once” shall be omitted;

(c)immediately before the word “Electoral”, where last occurring, there shall be inserted the word “Church”.

33.—(1) In Appendix I, Section 4 shall be amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) The words “To the Parochial Church Council … representatives” shall be transferred to follow immediately after the words “To the Deanery Synod … representatives”.

(3) The paragraph beginning “Such persons” shall be omitted.

(4) For the next following paragraph there shall be substituted the following paragraphs:—

A person is qualified to be elected a parochial representative of the laity to the deanery synod if—

(a)his name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish;

(b)he is a member of the Church of England who is confirmed or ready and desirous of being confirmed and has received Communion according to the use of the Church of England or a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election; and

(c)he is of 18 years or upwards.

A person is qualified to be elected a parochial representative of the laity to the parochial church council if—

(a)his name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish; and

(b)he is a member of the Church of England who is confirmed or ready and desirous of being confirmed or a communicant member of a Church in communion with the Church of England and has received Communion according to the use of the Church of England or a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election.

34.  In Appendix I, in Section 5, at the end of paragraph 2 there shall be inserted the following paragraph:—

All members, other than co-opted members, of the House of Clergy/Laity of the deanery synod are qualified electors.

35.  In Appendix I, in Section 6, for the words “Other Names” there shall be substituted the words “Christian Names”, for the word “Description” there shall be substituted the words “Profession or Occupation” and at the end of the Note there shall be inserted the following paragraph:—

All members, other than co-opted members, of the House of Clergy/Laity of the deanery synod are qualified electors.

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