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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F163(1)The seat of a clerical member of a deanery synod who is a member under sub-paragraph (a) to (f) or (h) of Rule 15(1) is vacated if the member ceases to be eligible for membership under that sub-paragraph and is not eligible for membership under another sub-paragraph of Rule 15(1).E

(2)The seat of a lay member of a deanery synod is vacated in each of the following five cases.

(3)The first case is where the member—

(a)was elected as a parochial representative of the laity, but

(b)ceases to have his or her name on the roll of the parish by which he or she was elected.

(4)The second case is where the member—

(a)became a representative under Rule 23(1) (cathedral church), but

(b)ceases to have his or her name on the community roll of the cathedral church concerned.

(5)The third case is where the member—

(a)became a representative under a scheme under Rule 23(2) (royal peculiar etc.), but

(b)ceases to be declared by the dean concerned to be a habitual worshipper.

(6)The fourth case is where the member—

(a)became a representative under a scheme under Rule 24 (mission initiative), but

(b)ceases to be declared by the leader of the mission initiative concerned to be part of the worshipping community involved in the initiative.

(7)The fifth case is where the member becomes a clerk in Holy Orders.

(8)A lay member's seat is not vacated under paragraph (3) if—

(a)the member satisfies a condition under paragraph (9), and

(b)before the vacancy arises, the PCC resolves that the member's seat is not to be vacated.

(9)The conditions are as follows—

(a)that the member's name is entered on the roll of a parish in the diocese;

(b)that the member's name is entered on the community roll of the cathedral church of the diocese or, where the diocese has more than one cathedral church, on the community roll of any of them;

(c)that the leader of a mission initiative in the diocese declares the member to be part of the worshipping community involved in the initiative.

(10)A member's seat on a deanery synod is vacated if it is decided on an appeal under Rule 58 that the member's election is void.

(11)For further cases where a member's seat on a deanery synod is vacated, see Rule 68 (safeguarding etc.).]

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