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Church Commissioners Measure 1947

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Section 5(1).

SCHEDULE IIU.K. Constitution of the Board of Governors

1The Board shall consist of the following persons—

  • the Archbishops of Canterbury and York;

  • the three church estates commissioners;

  • twenty-two other Commissioners appointed by the Commissioners, and

  • such other Commissioners, if any, as may be co-opted in accordance with the provisions of this Schedule.

2Of the twenty-two members to be appointed by the Commissioners six shall be diocesan bishops, two shall be deans, six shall be other clerks in Holy Orders and eight shall be laymen, of whom six shall be chosen from those appointed by the [F1General Synod].

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3At the inaugural general meeting of the Commissioners twenty-two members shall be appointed in the proportions laid down in the preceding paragraph and of the members so appointed one-half shall hold office for six years and the remainder for three years. Thereafter, in every third year eleven members shall be appointed at the annual general meeting of the Commissioners to fill the places of members retiring in that year.

4The period of office of an appointed member shall run from the day following the annual general meeting at which he is appointed to the close of the day on which his successor is appointed.

A member appointed at the inaugural general meeting shall enter upon his office forthwith, but the date for his retirement shall be calculated as if he had been appointed at the first annual general meeting of the Commissioners.

5The eleven original members to hold office for six years shall be three bishops, one dean, three other clerks, three of the laymen appointed by the [F2General Synod] and one of the laymen not so appointed.

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6As between members in any category, those to hold office for six years shall be those receiving most votes:

Provided that if—

(a)in any category there is no contest; or

(b)in a category where there is a contest, a selection must be made between two or more members whose votes were equal;any necessary selection shall be made by lot.

For the purposes of this paragraph, lots shall be drawn by such persons and in such manner as the Chairman may direct.

7The Board may from time to time co-opt as additional members of the Board not more than three persons being Commissioners at the date of co-optation.

Such co-optation may be for any period not extending beyond the next triennial election of members of the Board.

8If a member of the Board who was qualified for membership by virtue of being a diocesan bishop, a dean, a clerk in Holy Orders, or a layman appointed by the [F3General Synod], ceases to be so qualified, he shall thereby vacate his membership.

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