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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F1M26(1)The chair at a meeting of the PCC (other than an extraordinary meeting under Rule M33) is—E

(a)the chair of the PCC, or

(b)if the chair is not present, the vice-chair of the PCC, or

(c)if nobody is available under sub-paragraph (a) or (b) (whether to chair the whole meeting or particular items on the agenda), a person chosen by and from the members of the PCC.

(2)Where a clerk in Holy Orders who is licensed to officiate in the parish or has permission to do so is authorised by the bishop to act as the chair of the PCC—

(a)that clerk is to be the chair of the PCC for the meeting if the chair of the PCC is absent, and

(b)the references in paragraph (1) to the chair are accordingly to be read as references to that clerk.

(3)An authorisation of the kind mentioned in paragraph (2) may be given only if—

(a)the clerk in question agrees, and

(b)an application is made by the minister and PCC jointly or, where the benefice is vacant, by the PCC alone.

(4)The chair at a meeting of the PCC must vacate the chair, either generally or for the purposes of any business in which he or she has a personal interest or any other particular business, if—

(a)the chair thinks it appropriate to do so, or

(b)the meeting so resolves with the agreement of the archdeacon.]

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