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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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(1)A bishop’s mission order shall designate a person, to be known as “the Visitor”, who shall, on behalf of the bishop or bishops—

(a)exercise oversight of the mission initiative and advise and encourage and, so far as practicable, provide support for it;

(b)review the mission initiative at intervals of not more than eighteen months or such lesser period as may be specified in the bishop’s mission order and report to the bishop or bishops, as the case may be, on the outcome of the reviews and send copies of the reports to the leader or leaders;

(c)report regularly to the bishop or bishops on the discharge of his or her duties and the progress of the mission initiative and send copies of the reports to the leader or leaders;

(d)at the end of the period of the bishop’s mission order report to the bishop or bishops and send copies of the report to the leader or leaders and the mission and pastoral committee or committees;

(e)ensure that proper accounting records of the mission initiative are kept and accounts are prepared annually which show a true and fair view of all activities carried out in accordance with professional practice and standards; and

(f)advise the bishop or bishops and the leader or leaders on initiating and developing appropriate methods of governance of the mission initiative.

(2)The leader or leaders shall—

(a)consult the Visitor regularly about the general direction and development of the mission initiative, and

(b)supply the Visitor with a copy of the annual accounts and any other information which the Visitor requires in order to carry out his or her functions.

(3)Any person may draw to the Visitor’s attention any matter relating to the mission initiative of which he or she thinks the Visitor should be aware.

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