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PART I CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL

Formation of Roll

Revision of Roll and Preparation of New Roll

Procedural provisions relating to entry and removal of names

Certification of Numbers on Rolls

Provision with Respect to Person whose Name is on Guild Church Roll

PART II PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETINGS AND COUNCILS

ANNUAL MEETINGS

Convening of Meeting

Chairman

Business

Qualifications of persons to be chosen or elected by annual meetings

Conduct of Elections at Annual Meetings

Variation of method of election

CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS OF CHURCHWARDENS

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

Members

General Provisions relating to Parochial Church Councils

Term of office

Limitation on years of service

Parishes with more than one Place of Worship

Joint parochial church councils

Team councils

Group councils

SPECIAL MEETINGS

EXTRAORDINARY MEETINGS

PART III DEANERY SYNODS

Membership

Election and choice of members

Variation of Membership of Deanery Synods by Scheme

Representation of Cathedral Clergy and Laity

Representation of persons to whom mission orders relate

Procedure

Diocesan Electoral Registration Officer

PART IV DIOCESAN SYNODS

Membership of Diocesan Synods

Elections of Members of Diocesan Synods by Deanery Synods

Variation of Membership of Diocesan Synods by Scheme

Procedure of Diocesan Synods

PART V HOUSE OF LAITY OF GENERAL SYNOD

MEMBERSHIP OF THE HOUSE OF LAITY

ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS

Number of Elected Members

Qualification of Elected Members

Electoral Areas

Conduct of Elections

Duties and Payment of Presiding Officers

Term of office of membership of General Synod and other bodies

EX-OFFICIO AND CO-OPTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF LAITY

PART VI APPEALS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

ENROLMENT APPEALS

ELECTION APPEALS

Vacation of seat by Member ceasing to be Qualified for Election

Ex-officio Membership not to Disqualify for Election

PART VII SUPPLEMENTARY AND INTERPRETATION

Casual vacancies

Resignations

Notices

Constraints in Elections

Revocation and Variation of Rules, etc.

Special Provisions

Meaning of Minister, Parish and other words and phrases

APPENDIX I

SYNODICAL GOVERNMENT FORMS

APPENDIX II

GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCILS

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL (not forming part of the Rules)

TEXTS OF SELECTED ENACTMENTS REFERRED TO IN THE RULES

 

NOTES

 

These Rules were authorised as Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969. The Rules are printed here as amended by the following legislation -

 

1 January 1974

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1973 (S.I. 1973 No. 1865)

1 May 1980

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1980 (S.I. 1980 No. 178)

2 July 1980

Diocese in Europe Measure 1980

1 January 1982 (in part) and

1 January 1983

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) (No. 2) Resolution 1981 (S.I. 1981 No. 1650)

1 November 1983

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1981 (S.I. 1981 No. 959)

1 January 1985

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) (No. 1) Resolution 1984 (S.I. 1984 No. 1039)

1 January 1985

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) (No. 2) Resolution 1984 (S.I. 1984 No. 1040)

1 January 1989

Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986

1 January 1990

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) (No. 1) Resolution 1989 (S.I. 1989 No. 2094)

1 January 1990

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) (No. 2) Resolution 1989 (S.I. 1989 No. 2095)

1 January 1993

Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991

1 February 1994

Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993

1 January 1995

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1994 (S.I. 1994 No. 3118)

1 January 1996

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1995 (S.I. 1995 No. 3243)

1 May 1996

Team and Group Ministries Measure 1995

1 May 1996

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1995 (S.I. 1995 No. 3243)

1 May 1997

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1995 (S.I. 1995 No. 3243)

1 March 1998

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1998 (S.I. 1998 No. 319)

1 January 1999

National Institutions Measure 1998

Different dates for different cathedrals

Cathedrals Measure 1999

1 January 2000

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 1999 (S.I. 1999 No. 2112)

1 January 2002

Churchwardens Measure 2001

1 January 2004

Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003

1 August 2004 (in part), 1 January 2005 (in part) and 15 February 2005

 

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2004 (S.I. 2004 No. 1889)

31 March 2008 (in part), and 1 February 2009 (in part)

 

Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

1 January 2010

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2009 (S.I. 2009 No. 2129)