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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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M14(1)The archdeacon whose archdeaconry includes the parish must, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), convene an extraordinary parochial church meeting if—E

(a)at least one-third of the lay members of the PCC or one-tenth of the persons whose names are on the roll of the parish make a written representation to the archdeacon to that effect, and

(b)the archdeacon considers that the representation is made with sufficient cause.

(2)Where the archdeacon is the minister, the bishop of the diocese or a person appointed by the bishop must, subject to paragraph (3), convene an extraordinary parochial church meeting if—

(a)at least one-third of the lay members of the PCC or one-tenth of the persons whose names are on the roll of the parish make a representation to the bishop for there to be such a meeting, and

(b)the bishop or a person appointed by the bishop considers that the representation is made with sufficient cause.

(3)The duty under paragraph (1) or (2) does not arise if, in response to the representation, an extraordinary meeting of the PCC is convened under Rule M33.

(4)At a meeting convened under this Rule, the person who convened the meeting must either take the chair or appoint someone else to do so.

(5)If the chair of the meeting would not otherwise be entitled to attend, he or she may not vote on any resolution before the meeting.

(6)The following persons are entitled to attend an extraordinary parochial church meeting—

(a)every lay person whose name is on the roll of the parish on the day which is 21 clear days before the day on which the meeting is to be held, and

(b)every clerk in Holy Orders who would be entitled to attend the annual meeting if it were to be held on the day on which the extraordinary meeting is to be held.]

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