Church Representation Rules

The Church Representation Rules were originally enacted as Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 and have been continually updated since then.

The Rules are a vital tool for all those involved in parochial, diocesan and national Church governance. In particular, the Rules govern the preparation of the church electoral roll, the conduct of annual parochial church meetings, and the membership and election of PCCs, deanery synods and diocesan Synods.

Advice on the Rules should be sought in the first instance from your diocesan registrar.

Available to purchase

The Rules were reprinted in 2011 and can be purchased for £7.99 from Church House Publishing using this link. A Kindle edition can be purchased from Amazon.

Available to view online

An online edition of the Rules is available on this link.

Please note that there are outstanding changes not yet made to the Church Representation Rules available on this website.  Updates made in July 2014 will be included soon.