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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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M15(1)The members of the PCC are—E

(a)every clerk in Holy Orders who is beneficed in or licensed to the parish,

(b)any clerk in Holy Orders who is authorised to chair meetings of the PCC under Rule M26,

(c)any deaconess or lay worker licensed to the parish,

(d)if the parish is in the area of a benefice for which there is a team ministry, every member of the team,

(e)the churchwardens of the parish,

(f)any person chosen as a churchwarden of the parish but not yet admitted to office as such,

(g)any deputy churchwarden who is an ex officio member under a scheme under Rule M34 or M35,

(h)if the annual meeting decides that one or more of the readers licensed to the parish or to an area including the parish whose names are on the roll of the parish should be members, the reader or readers in question,

(i)every person whose name is on the roll of the parish and who is a lay member of a deanery synod, a diocesan synod or the General Synod,

(j)the elected representatives of the laity, with the number being determined under paragraphs (8) and (9), and

(k)any clerk in Holy Orders, or any actual communicant aged 16 or over, whom the PCC decides to co-opt as a member, with the number being determined under paragraph (10).

(2)A clerk in Holy Orders (other than the minister) is not eligible for membership under paragraph (1)(a) or (d) if, were he or she to become a member, the number of clerical members would equal or exceed the number of lay members.

(3)Where there are two or more clerks in Holy Orders who (but for this paragraph) would become eligible under paragraph (1)(a) or (d) on the same day, paragraph (2) applies to each of those clerks taken together; and, accordingly, in a case within paragraph (2), none of them are eligible for membership under paragraph (1)(a) or (d) (as the case may be).

(4)A person is eligible for membership under paragraph (1)(e), (f) or (g) only if the person is an actual communicant whose name is on the roll of the parish.

(5)For the purposes of paragraph (1)(i), a lay member of a deanery synod who is a parochial representative elected by the annual meeting of the parish is eligible only for membership of the PCC for the parish, even if the person's name is on the roll of one or more other parishes.

(6)For the purposes of paragraph (1)(i), a lay member of a deanery synod who is a member of the synod otherwise than by virtue of election as a parochial representative and whose name is on the roll of the parish and on the roll of one or more other parishes—

(a)must choose one of the parishes concerned, and

(b)is accordingly eligible only for membership of the PCC for the parish if it is the parish which he or she chooses.

(7)For the purposes of paragraph (1)(i), a lay member of a diocesan synod or a member of the House of Laity of the General Synod whose name is on the roll of the parish and on the roll of one or more other parishes—

(a)must choose one of the parishes concerned, and

(b)is accordingly eligible only for membership of the PCC for the parish if it is the parish which he or she chooses.

(8)The number of representatives of the laity for the purposes of paragraph (1)(j) is—

(a)if there are no more than 50 names on the roll, six;

(b)if there are more than 50 but no more than 100, nine;

(c)if there are more than 100, a further three per hundred names and, where the number of names on the roll is not divisible by 100 without fraction or remainder, for the fraction or remainder, up to a maximum of 15.

(9)The annual meeting may by resolution vary the number of representatives there would otherwise be for the parish under paragraph (8); but a resolution under this paragraph does not take effect before the next annual meeting.

(10)The number of members under paragraph (1)(k) is either two or any greater number which does not exceed one-fifth of the number of members under paragraph (1)(j).

(11)A person whose name is removed from the roll of the parish on a revision under Rule 4 ceases to be a member of the PCC on the date on which the revised roll is completed.

(12)A person who does not make a fresh application for enrolment when a new roll of the parish is being prepared ceases to be a member of the PCC on the date on which the new roll is completed.

(13)A person who is or becomes disqualified as a member of the PCC (whether under Part 7 or otherwise) ceases to be a member on the date on which the disqualification takes effect.

(14)In a case within paragraph (11) or (12), the PCC may nonetheless co-opt the person concerned as a member under paragraph (1)(k).]

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