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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F1M1(1)In every parish, the annual parochial church meeting (referred to in this Part of these Rules as “the annual meeting”) must be held in the period which begins with 1 January and ends with 31 May.E

(2)The following persons are entitled to attend the annual meeting and take part in its proceedings—

(a)every lay person whose name is on the roll of the parish,

(b)every clerk in Holy Orders to whom paragraph (3) applies,

(c)where the parish is in the area of a benefice for which there is a team ministry, every member of the team,

(d)where the parish is in the area of a group ministry, every incumbent and priest in charge in the group ministry, and

(e)where the parish is in the area of a group ministry which includes the area of a benefice for which there is a team ministry, every vicar in the team ministry.

(3)This paragraph applies to a clerk in Holy Orders if he or she—

(a)is beneficed in or licensed to the parish or to another parish in the area of the benefice to which the parish belongs,

(b)is resident in the parish and is not beneficed in or licensed to any other parish,

(c)does not come within sub-paragraph (a) or (b) but is declared by the PCC with the agreement of the minister to be a habitual worshipper in the parish, or

(d)is a co-opted member of the PCC under Rule M15(1)(k).

(4)A declaration under paragraph (3)(c) has effect until the earlier of—

(a)the conclusion of the annual meeting in the year in which a new roll is prepared under Rule 7, and

(b)the clerk in question ceasing to be a habitual worshipper in the parish.]

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