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Church Dignitaries (Retirement) Measure 1949

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13 Proceedings at special meetings of cathedral chapters.E

(1)The cathedral chapter to be summoned to consider a matter under Part I . . . F1 of this Measure shall—

(a)in the case of a cathedral not being a parish church cathedral, be the dean and chapter as constituted when performing functions within the jurisdiction of the greater or general chapter; and

(b)in the case of a parish church cathedral, be the chapter as constituted by scheme under the M1Cathedral Measures 1931 and M21934, or the M3Southwark Cathedral Measure 1937.

In this subsection, “parish church cathedral” means a cathedral church mentioned in the Second Schedule to the M4Cathedrals Measure 1931.

(2)A notice from the bishop requiring the summoning of a special meeting of a cathedral chapter under this Measure shall be addressed to the dean or provost:

Provided that, if the dean or provost is the dignitary concerned, it shall be addressed to such other member of the cathedral chapter as the bishop may determine, and that member shall notwithstanding anything in the statutes of the cathedral have power to summon the meeting.

(3)The summons shall be effected by a notice sent by post to each of the members of the cathedral chapter stating the purpose for which the meeting is summoned.

(4)Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of section one . . . F1 of this Measure, any question before the cathedral chapter shall be determined by a majority of the members present and voting on the question, and in the case of an equality of votes the dean or provost shall have a second or a casting vote: the special meeting may be adjourned from time to time.

(5)Where a dignitary in respect of whom proceedings are taken under this Measure is a member of the cathedral chapter, he shall not sit or vote at a special meeting of the chapter summoned to consider his case.

(6)Subject to the provisions of this section, the rules of procedure applicable to special meetings of the cathedral chapter in question shall apply.

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