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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Chair and vice-chairE

M19(1)The minister is the chair of the PCC.E

(2)The PCC must elect a lay member as vice-chair; and the vice-chair acts as chair and accordingly has the powers vested in the chair—

(a)where there is no minister,

(b)where the minister is absent or unable to act for some other reason, or

(c)where the minister invites the vice-chair to act as chair.

(3)Where a special cure of souls in respect of the parish has been assigned to a vicar in a team ministry or a special responsibility for pastoral care in respect of the parish has been assigned to a member of the team under section 34(8) of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011—

(a)the vicar or team member in question is to be treated as the minister for the purposes of this Rule, or

(b)if the vicar or team member is absent or incapacitated by illness or for some other reason, the rector in the team ministry is to be treated as the minister for those purposes.

Secretary and treasurerE

M20(1)The PCC may appoint one of its members as secretary; but if it does not, it must appoint some other fit person.E

(2)The secretary has the following functions—

(a)to have charge of all the documents relating to the current business of the PCC other than the roll of the parish (unless the secretary is also the electoral roll officer);

(b)to keep the minutes;

(c)to record all resolutions passed;

(d)to notify his or her name and address to the secretary of the deanery synod and the secretary of the diocesan synod.

(3)The PCC may appoint one of its members as treasurer or two or more of its members as joint treasurers; but if it does not, it must—

(a)arrange for the office of treasurer to be discharged by such of the churchwardens as are members of the PCC or, if only one of them is a member, by that one solely, or

(b)appoint some other fit person.

(4)Where the person appointed as secretary or treasurer is not a member of the PCC, he or she does not become a member merely as a result of holding the office in question but may be co-opted under Rule M15(1)(k).

Electoral roll officerE

M21(1)The PCC must appoint a person as electoral roll officer to act under its direction for the purpose of carrying out its functions with regard to the roll of the parish.E

(2)The electoral roll officer accordingly has charge of the roll of the parish and must keep it up to date in accordance with these Rules.

(3)The person appointed under paragraph (1) need not be a member of the PCC and may also be the secretary.

Independent examiner or auditorE

M22(1)If the annual meeting does not appoint an independent examiner or auditor to the PCC, or the person appointed is unable or unwilling to act, the PCC must appoint some other fit person.E

(2)A person appointed under paragraph (1) must not be a member of the PCC.

(3)Paragraphs (4) and (5) of Rule M6 (eligibility for appointment as independent examiner or auditor) apply to an appointment under paragraph (1) of this Rule as they apply to an appointment under paragraph (2) of that Rule.

(4)The term of office of a person appointed under paragraph (1) ends at the conclusion of the next annual meeting.

(5)It is for the PCC to pay the remuneration of a person appointed under paragraph (1).]

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