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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F131(1)The ex officio members of the house of clergy of a diocesan synod are—E

(a)the dean of the cathedral church of the diocese or, where the diocese has more than one cathedral church, the dean of each of them,

(b)the archdeacon of each archdeaconry in the diocese,

(c)each proctor elected from the diocese or from a university or theological education institution in the diocese to the Lower House of Convocation of the province,

(d)any other member of the Lower House of Convocation of the province who resides in the diocese, being either an ex officio or co-opted member of that House or a person chosen by and from the clerical members of the religious communities in the province,

(e)the chancellor of the diocese (if in Holy Orders),

(f)the chair of the diocesan board of finance (if in Holy Orders),

(g)the chair of the diocesan board of education (if in Holy Orders), and

(h)the chair of the diocesan advisory committee (if in Holy Orders).

(2)The other members of the house of clergy of a diocesan synod are—

(a)any clerk in Holy Orders nominated by the bishop under Rule 33,

(b)each person elected by the house of clergy of each deanery synod in the diocese in accordance with Rules 35 to 42, and

(c)no more than five other persons, each of whom must be a clerk in Holy Orders and co-opted as a member by the house of clergy of the diocesan synod.

(3)The reference in paragraph (1)(a) to the dean of the cathedral church of a diocese includes—

(a)in the case of the diocese of London, a reference to the Dean of Westminster;

(b)in the case of the diocese of Oxford, a reference to the Dean of Windsor;

(c)in the case of the diocese of Winchester, a reference to the Deans of Jersey and Guernsey.

(4)For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c)—

(a)each institution which is a member of the University of London is to be treated as a separate university wholly in the diocese in which its main site is situated, and

(b)any other university or theological education institution which is situated in more than one diocese is to be treated as being wholly in the diocese in which its main site is situated.]

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