Church Representation Rules online

Contents

 

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

 

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