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Provisions relating to diocesan synods and other bodiesU.K.

11(1)A scheme by which a new diocese is to be created shall make provision with respect to the membership of the diocesan synod of the new diocese during the transitional period.U.K.

(2)Any other scheme may make provison for altering the numbers of elected members of the diocesan synod of a diocese affected by the scheme, the alteration to have effect only during the transitional period.

(3)Where a diocese is to be dissolved by a scheme, the provision to be made under this paragraph shall include such provision as is necessary to ensure that all persons who immediately before the transitional period begins were members of the diocesan synod of that diocese, having been elected thereto by the houses of clergy or the houses of laity of the deanery synods in that diocese, will during the transitional period be members of the appropriate house of the diocesan synod of a diocese created or affected by the scheme.

(4)In this paragraph “transitional period” means the period beginning with the date of the commencement of the scheme in question and ending with the 1st September next following the election of members of diocesan synods next held after the first mentioned date in accordance with the Church Representation Rules as for the time being in force.

12U.K.A scheme by which a new diocese is to be created shall make provision—

(a)requiring the diocesan synod thereof, at its first meeting, to appoint the bishop’s council and standing committee of the synod and to constitute the diocesan board of finance for the diocese in accordance with the M1Diocesan Boards of Finance Measure 1925 and, at that or the next following meeting, to appoint every other board, committee or panel which such a synod is required by any Measure to appoint;

(b)authorising those persons who were members of the bishop’s council and standing committee of any diocese any part of the area of which is to be comprised in the new diocese to act as bishop’s council and standing committee of the diocesan synod of the new diocese until such a council and committee is appointed in accordance with a provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (a) above;

(c)requiring the persons referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above to make the necessary arrangements for the first meeting of such synod and to settle the agenda for that meeting.

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13U.K.A scheme by which a diocese is to be dissolved shall provide for the winding up or dissolution of every diocesan body for the diocese.

In this paragraph “diocesan body” has the same meaning as in section 19 of this Measure.

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