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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F116(1)The members of the house of laity of a deanery synod are—E

(a)each parochial representative elected to the deanery synod by the annual parochial church meeting of each parish in the deanery,

(b)any lay member of the General Synod or a diocesan synod whose name is on the roll of a parish in the deanery,

(c)each deaconess or lay worker who is licensed by the bishop to work in the whole or part of the deanery,

(d)any deaconess or lay worker 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)any deaconess or lay worker 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)if the bishop considers that a community in the deanery which is in the spiritual care of a chaplain licensed by the bishop should be represented in the house of laity, one lay person chosen by and from the members of the community in such manner as the bishop approves,

(g)any lay person who is co-opted under Rule 18, and

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

(2)Where a person's name is on the roll of more than one parish, the person must choose one of the parishes concerned for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

(3)A person is eligible for membership of a deanery synod under paragraph (1)(f) only if the person is an actual communicant and is aged 16 or over.

(4)The person who is the member of a deanery synod under paragraph (1)(f)—

(a)is 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 choice is made.]

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