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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F115(1)The members of the house of clergy of a deanery synod are every clerk in Holy Orders—E

(a)who is beneficed in or licensed to a parish in the deanery,

(b)who is licensed under section 2 of the Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967 in respect of an institution in the deanery,

(c)who is a clerical member of the General Synod or a diocesan synod and is resident in the deanery,

(d)who is resident in the deanery and licensed by the bishop to work throughout the diocese or in more than one deanery and is not subject to a direction under Rule 17 to be a member of another deanery synod,

(e)who is not resident in the deanery but is subject to a direction under Rule 17 to be a member of the deanery synod,

(f)who holds permission to officiate, is resident in the deanery or has habitually attended public worship in the deanery during the preceding six months, and is elected or chosen as mentioned in paragraph (2),

(g)who is co-opted under Rule 18, or

(h)who is made a member by virtue of a scheme under Rule 23 or 24 (cathedrals, royal peculiars, mission initiatives).

(2)One clerk who is eligible for membership under paragraph (1)(f) is to be elected or chosen—

(a)for every ten clerks of that description, and

(b)where the number of such clerks is not divisible by ten without fraction or remainder, for the fraction or remainder.

(3)The election or choice under paragraph (2) is made by and from the clerks who are eligible for membership under paragraph (1)(f) in such manner as the bishop may approve.

(4)As soon as possible after 31 December in the year before an election of the parochial representatives of the laity to the deanery synod, the rural dean of the deanery must inform the bishop of the number of clerks in Holy Orders who are eligible for membership under paragraph (1)(f).

(5)A member of a deanery synod under paragraph (1)(f)—

(a)is elected or chosen every three years, and

(b)holds office for a term of three years beginning with the next 1 July following the date when the election or choice takes place.]

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