SCHEDULEAmendment of Church Representation Rules

9In Appendix II in paragraph 5—

(a)for sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs—

(a)by the chairman of the council if he is present;

(b)if the chairman is not present, by the clerk in Holy Orders, licensed to or with permission to officiate in the parish duly authorised by the bishop with the clerk’s agreement, following a joint application by the minister of the parish and the council or, if the benefice is vacant, by the council for the purposes of this sub-paragraph;

(c)if neither the chairman of the council nor the clerk mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) above is present, by the vice-chairman of the council:;

(b)for the words from “neither the chairman” to “rector” there shall be substituted the words “none of the persons mentioned above”.