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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F1M25(1)At least ten clear days before a meeting of the PCC (other than one convened under paragraph (8)), notice of the meeting must be displayed—E

(a)in the case of the parish church or, where there is more than one church in the parish, each of those churches, on or near the principal door, and

(b)in the case of each building in the parish licensed for public worship, in a location readily visible to members of the congregation.

(2)A notice under paragraph (1) must—

(a)specify the time and place of the meeting, and

(b)be signed by or on behalf of the chair or other persons convening the meeting.

(3)At least seven clear days before a meeting of the PCC (other than one convened under paragraph (8)), notice of the meeting must be given to—

(a)each member of the PCC,

(b)where the parish is in the area of a group ministry, each person entitled to attend the meeting under Rule M24(2), and

(c)each person whom the PCC has invited to the meeting under Rule M24(4).

(4)A notice under paragraph (3) must—

(a)specify the time and place of the meeting,

(b)be signed by or on behalf of the secretary, and

(c)contain the agenda of the meeting, including any motions or other business proposed by members of which the secretary has received notice.

(5)But in the case of a meeting of the PCC which immediately follows the annual meeting and which has been called only for the purpose of appointing or electing officers of the PCC or the members of the standing committee, notice is not required under paragraph (3) if it has been given under paragraph (1).

(6)If the chair, vice-chair and secretary, or any two of them, consider for some good and sufficient reason that a meeting of the PCC which has been convened should be postponed, each member of the PCC and each person specified in Rule M24(2) must be given—

(a)notice that the meeting has been postponed, and

(b)notice specifying the time and place of the reconvened meeting.

(7)A notice under paragraph (6)(b) must be given before the end of 14 days beginning with the date for which the meeting had been convened.

(8)In the event of a sudden emergency or other special circumstances requiring immediate action by the PCC, the chair may convene a meeting by giving every member whatever written notice is practicable.]

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