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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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4(1)The Archbishops of Canterbury and York shall be joint Presidents of the General Synod, and they shall determine the occasions on which it is desirable that one of the Presidents shall be [F1the chair] of a meeting of the General Synod, and shall arrange between them which of them is to take the chair on any such occasion:E

Provided that one of the Presidents shall be [F2the Chair] when any motion is taken for the final approval of a provision to which Article 7 of this Constitution applies and in such other cases as may be provided in Standing Orders.

[F3(2)The Presidents shall, after consultation with the Appointments Committee of the Church of England, appoint from among the members of any House of the Synod a panel of such number of persons as the Presidents may determine, who shall be available to take the chair at meetings of the Synod, being persons who shall be chosen for their experience of chairing and ability to chair meetings; and it shall be the duty of one of the persons on the panel, in accordance with arrangements approved by the Presidents and subject to any special directions of the Presidents, to take the chair at meetings of the Synod at which neither of the Presidents take the chair.]

(3)The Provincial Registrars shall be Joint Registrars of the General Synod.

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F1Words in Sch. 2 Art. 4(1) substituted (16.3.2020) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2020 (No. 1), ss. 14(3), 16(2) (with s. 16(8))

F2Words in Sch. 2 Art. 4(1) substituted (16.3.2020) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2020 (No. 1), ss. 14(4), 16(2) (with s. 16(8))

F3Sch. 2 Art. 4(2) substituted (1.10.2006) by Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2006 (No. 1), ss. 8(a), 16(2); 2006 No. 2, Instrument made by Archbishops

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C1Sch. 2 Art. 4(2): functions of Standing Committee transferred (1.1.1999) to Appointments Committee by S.I. 1998/1715, Arts. 1(2)(4), 2, Sch. 1; Instrument made by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York dated 14.10.1998

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