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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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[F1Enrolment appealsE

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57(1)A person who is refused enrolment on the roll of a parish or the register of clerical or lay electors may appeal against the refusal.E

(2)A person whose name is removed from the roll of a parish or the register of clerical or lay electors may appeal against the removal.

(3)A person whose name is entered on the roll of a parish or the register of clerical or lay electors and who objects to the enrolment of another person on, or to the removal of another person's name from, the roll or register may appeal against the enrolment or removal.

(4)Notice of an appeal under this Rule—

(a)must be in writing,F2...

(b)must give brief particulars of the grounds of the appeal[F3, and

(c)may be accompanied by written submissions]

(5)Notice of an appeal under this Rule relating to the roll of a parish must be given to the lay chair of the deanery synod.

(6)Notice of an appeal under this Rule relating to the register of lay electors must be given to the chair of the house of laity of the diocesan synod.

(7)Notice of an appeal under this Rule relating to the register of clerical electors must be given to the chair of the house of clergy of the diocesan synod.

(8)Notice of an appeal under this Rule must be given no later than 14 days after—

(a)the date of the notification of the refusal, removal or enrolment concerned,

(b)if the appeal arises from a revision of the roll of a parish or the creation of a new roll for a parish, the day on which the revised or new roll is published under Rule 5 or 8, or

(c)if the appeal arises from the creation or revision of a register of clerical or lay electors, the end of the period for which the register is made available for inspection under Rule 39(6).

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F2Word in Sch. 3 rule 57(4)(a) omitted (15.7.2020) by virtue of The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2020 (S.I. 2020/406), paras. 1(3), 2(1)(a)

Enrolment appeals: referral and representations etc.E

[F457A.(1)Where notice of an appeal under Rule 57 is given, the person to whom it is given must without delay (and in any event within 48 hours of receiving it unless the appellant has in the meantime given written notice to withdraw the appeal)—

(a)refer the notice to the bishop’s council and standing committee,

(b)in the case of an appeal under Rule 57(3), give a written notification to the person to whose enrolment or removal from the roll or register the objection is made, and

(c)give a written notification to each person who made a decision to which the appeal relates.

(2)Where a purported notice of an appeal under Rule 57 is given out of time, the person to whom it is given must without delay (and in any event within 48 hours of receiving it unless the appellant has in the meantime given written notice to withdraw the appeal)—

(a)refer the purported notice of appeal to the bishop’s council and standing committee, and

(b)give a written notification to each person referred to in paragraph (1)(b) and (c).

(3)An appeal under Rule 57 is to be dealt with in accordance with Rules 61B to 61G and 61I.

(4)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (1)(b) is entitled to make written representations to the panel appointed under Rule 61C(1) on a decision to which the appeal relates.

(5)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (1)(c) is entitled to provide that panel with a written explanation of the reasons for the decision which that person made.

(6)Representations under paragraph (4) or an explanation under paragraph (5) must be made within 28 days of referral of the notice of appeal.

(7)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (2)(b) is entitled to make written representations to the panel appointed under Rule 61C(2) on the question of whether the panel should consider the appeal.

(8)Representations under paragraph (7) must be made within seven days of the notification under paragraph (2)(b) being given.

(9)A notification under paragraph (1)(b) or (c) or (2)(b) must include an explanation of the entitlement to make representations or an explanation (as the case may be).

(10)A reference in this Part to an “enrolment appeal” is a reference to an appeal under Rule 57.]]

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