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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F178(1)In carrying out the provisions of these Rules in a diocese, the bishop of the diocese may exercise the following powers.E

(2)The bishop may make provision for any matter not provided for in these Rules.

(3)The bishop may appoint a person to do something in respect of which there has been neglect or default by the person required by these Rules to do it.

(4)Where a PCC has no members or not enough members to be able to form the quorum for a meeting (see Rule M27), the bishop may appoint a person to do something which the PCC or an officer of the PCC is required to do by or under these Rules.

(5)The bishop may, so far as necessary for giving effect to the intention of a provision of these Rules—

(a)extend or alter the time for holding a meeting;

(b)modify the procedure for a meeting;

(c)extend or alter the time for holding an election;

(d)modify the procedure for an election.

(6)Paragraph (5)(c) and (d) does not apply to—

(a)an election to fill a casual vacancy,

(b)an election to the House of Laity of the General Synod, or

(c)an election to be held under Rule 74(1)(c) (fresh election following finding of irregularities).

(7)Where difficulties arise, the bishop may (subject to paragraphs (5) and (6)) give whatever directions he or she considers appropriate for removing those difficulties.

(8)This Rule does not authorise a bishop—

(a)to validate anything that was invalid when it was done, or

(b)to give a direction that is contrary to a resolution of the General Synod.

(9)In its application to the diocese in Europe, this Rule has effect as if the references to provisions of these Rules were references to such of those provisions as apply to that diocese.]

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