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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F168(1)If a person is included in a barred list, the person is disqualified—E

(a)from being nominated, chosen or elected as, or from serving as, a member of a PCC, a deanery synod, a diocesan synod or the General Synod;

(b)from being appointed to act as, or from acting as, secretary or treasurer of a PCC.

(2)If a person is convicted of an offence mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the person is disqualified—

(a)from being nominated, chosen or elected as, or from serving as, a member of a PCC, a deanery synod, a diocesan synod or the General Synod;

(b)from being appointed to act as, or from acting as, secretary or treasurer of a PCC.

(3)If a person disqualified under paragraph (1) or (2) is a member of a PCC, a deanery synod, a diocesan synod or the House of Laity of the General Synod, the member's seat is vacated.

(4)A person's disqualification under paragraph (2) may be waived by the bishop of the diocese in question giving the person notice in writing; and the notice must specify the bishop's reasons for giving the waiver.

(5)Where a person whose seat has been vacated under paragraph (3) has his or her disqualification waived under paragraph (4), the person may resume his or her seat if it has remained vacant.

(6)A waiver under paragraph (4)—

(a)is of unlimited duration, and

(b)has effect in every diocese.

(7)Before deciding whether to give a waiver under paragraph (4), the bishop must consult—

(a)the diocesan safeguarding advisor, and

(b)such other persons as the bishop considers appropriate.

(8)On giving a notice under paragraph (4), the bishop must give a copy of the notice to the registrar of the diocese; and the registrar must file the copy in the diocesan registry.]

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