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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F1[F2Mission initiative rollE

27A.(1)Where a direction is given under Rule 24(1), the leader of the mission initiative must establish and maintain a roll (a “mission initiative roll”) on which the names of lay persons are entered in accordance with this Rule.E

(2)A person is eligible to have his or her name on a mission initiative roll if he or she—

(a)is baptised,

(b)is aged 16 or over, and

(c)has made a written application to have his or her name on the roll.

(3)An application under paragraph (2)(c) must include a declaration that the applicant—

(a)either is a member of the Church of England or a Church in communion with it or is a member in good standing of a Church which is not in communion with the Church of England but which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and

(b)has habitually attended public worship as part of the worshipping community involved in the initiative during the preceding six months.

(4)A person who is eligible to have his or her name on more than one mission initiative roll is entitled to have his or her name on each of the mission initiative rolls concerned.

(5)In the case of a mission initiative which is in more than one diocese, the function of giving a direction under paragraph (1) is exercisable by the diocesan bishops concerned acting jointly.

(6)Where a direction was given under rule 29A of the Old Rules, the duty under paragraph (1) of this Rule to maintain a mission initiative roll applies to the roll established under that rule; and a reference in Rules 27B to 27D to a mission initiative roll includes a reference to any mission initiative roll so established.

(7)In paragraph (6), “the Old Rules” means these Rules as set out in this Schedule in the form it took immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Church Representation and Ministers Measure 2019.]]

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