Church Representation Rules online - index


actual communicant (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

definition (i), (ii)

adult, vulnerable (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

annual parochial church meeting:

chair (i), (ii), (iii)

clerk (i), (ii)

convening (i)

dates (i)

and deanery synod

representatives (i)

election (i)

of churchwardens (i)

nominations (i)

results (i)

to deanery synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

to PCC (i), (ii)

voting (i), (ii)

and electoral roll (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

failure to hold (i)

and joint councils (i)

and model Rules (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

notice (i), (ii)

presiding officer (i), (ii)

reports (i)

of deanery synod (i), (ii)

and safeguarding (i)

timing and attendance (i)

appeals (i)

against suspension (i), (ii)

determination (i)

elections (i), (ii), (iii)

electoral rolls (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

referral to bishop’s council (i), (ii)


delegation to commissary (i)

revocation of appointments (i)

vacancy in see (i)


and churchwardens (i)

and diocesan synod

representation (i)

and extraordinary meeting (i), (ii)

and PCC (i)

area dean see rural dean

Armed Forces Synod, General

Synod representation (i)

Article (i); matters (i)

auditor (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

barred list (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)


area of (i)

definition (i)

multi-parish (i), (ii)


delegation to commissary (i)

and extraordinary meeting (i), (ii)

and joint councils (i)

power to make supplementary

provision (i)

power to nominate (i)

and safeguarding (i), (ii)

bishop’s council:

and alterations of Rules (i), (ii), (iii)

and deanery synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

and diocesan synod (i), (ii), (iii)

and election appeals (i), (ii)

and extra-parochial places (i)

and General Synod (i)

and joint councils (i)

secretary (i), (ii), (iii)

bishop’s mission orders (i), (ii)

boundary changes, and electoral roll (i)

Business Committee (General Synod) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

power to specify matters (i), (ii)

Canterbury Province:

and diocese in Europe (i), (ii)

representation on General Synod (i), (ii)

casting vote (i), (ii), (iii)

casual vacancy, definition (i), (ii)

see also churchwardens;

deanery synod; diocesan synod;

House of Laity (General Synod);



community roll (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

deanery synod representation (i), (ii)

diocesan synod representation (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

General Synod representation (i), (ii)

Cathedrals Measure 1999 (i)

chancellor, diocesan:

diocesan synod representation (i), (ii)

and validity of proceedings (i)

Channel Islands (Representation)

Measure 1931 (i), (ii), (iii)

Charities Act 1993 (i)

Charities Act 2011 57n., (i), (ii), (iii)

charity, ecclesiastical (i)

child, definition (i), (ii), (iii)

Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii)

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford:

deanery synod representation (i)

diocesan synod representation (i)

General Synod representation (i)

Church of England, churches in communion with (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix)

Church of England Assembly

(Powers) Act 1919 (i)

Church Representation and Ministers Measure 2019 (i), (ii)


admission (i), (ii), (iii)

casual vacancy (i), (ii), (iii)

deputy (i), (ii)

disqualification (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

and existing custom (i)

guild churches (i)

meeting of parishioners (i), (ii)

nomination (i)

number (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

and PCC (i), (ii), (iii)

qualification (i)

resignation (i)

suspension (i)

term of office (i), (ii), (iii)

vacation of office (i)

Churchwardens (Appointment and Resignation) Measure 1964 (No.3) (i); (i)

Churchwardens Measure 2001 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

City of London (Guild Churches)

Acts 1952, 1960 (i), (ii)


attendance at annual meeting (i)

and deanery synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

and diocesan synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi)

and joint council (i)

and PCC membership (i), (ii), (iii)

Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 (i)

Clerical Disabilities Act 1870 (i)

Clerical Disabilities Act 1870

(Amendment) Measure 1934 (i)

Clerk in Holy Orders see clergy


to deanery synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

to diocesan synod (i), (ii)

to PCC (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

Code of Practice, Mission and

Pastoral Measure 2011 (i)

commissary, delegation to (i)


deanery synod representation (i)

diocesan synod representation (i)

General Synod representation (i), (ii)

conventional district (i)

Convocation, Lower House (i)

correspondence see email


data protection (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii)

deaconesses (i), (ii), (iii)

dean, cathedral, diocesan synod representation (i), (ii)

deanery synod (i), (ii)

chairs (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

co-option to (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

direction to join a different

synod (i)

disqualification from (i), (ii)

elections (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

casual vacancies (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

and cathedrals and royal

peculiars (i), (ii), (iii)

irregularities (i), (ii)

and mission initiatives (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

qualification for (i), (ii)

house of clergy (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

house of laity (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi)

list of members (i)

number of meetings (i)

number of representatives (i), (ii)

procedure (i), (ii)

reporting to PCC and annual

meeting (i), (ii), (iii)

secretary (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii)

standing committee (i), (ii)

suspension from (i)

term of office (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

vacation of seat (i), (ii)

variation of membership (i), (ii)

voting procedures (i)

deed of relinquishment (i)

definitions (i)

delegation to commissary (i)

deputy registrar, diocesan (i)

diocesan advisory committee,

diocesan synod representation (i), (ii)

diocesan board of education,

diocesan synod representation (i), (ii)

diocesan board of finance:

diocesan synod representation (i)

and joint councils (i)

payment of expenses (i)

and PCC financial statements (i)

diocesan electoral registration

officer (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix)

diocesan safeguarding advisor (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

diocesan synod (i), (ii)

clergy chair (i), (ii), (iii)

co-options to (i), (ii)

and deanery synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

disqualification from (i), (ii)

elections (i)

casual vacancies (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

conduct (i)

electronic voting (i), (ii), (iii)

expenses (i)

irregularities (i), (ii)

nominations (i), (ii), (iii)

notice (i)

presiding officers (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

procedure (i)

qualified electors (i), (ii), (iii)

timing (i)

voting papers (i), (ii)

and General Synod (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

house of bishops (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

house of clergy (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii)

house of laity (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x)

lay chair (i), (ii), (iii)

membership (i)

numbers (i)

restrictions on (i)

term of office (i)

variation (i)

and mission initiatives (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

number of meetings (i)

president (i), (ii)

registers of electors (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

secretary (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

standing orders (i)

submission of electoral roll

numbers to (i)

suspension from (i)

vacancy in see (i)

vacation of seat (i), (ii)

validity of procedure (i)

diocese, areas (i)

Diocese in Europe (i), (ii), (iii)

chaplaincies (i), (ii)

disqualification (i), (ii), (iii)

of churchwardens (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

from deanery synod (i), (ii)

from diocesan synod (i), (ii)

from district church council (i), (ii)

from General Synod (i), (ii)

from joint council (i), (ii)

from PCC (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

waiver (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

district church council (i), (ii)

chair (i)

disqualification (i), (ii)

ex officio membership (i), (ii);

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and

Care of Churches Measure 2018 (i), (ii)

electoral roll (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

additions to (i)

and annual meeting (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

appeals (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

and boundary changes (i)

and data protection (i), (ii)

eligibility rules (i)

enrolment form (i)

failure to prepare (i)

and General Synod

representation (i), (ii)

of more than one parish (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)


notice of (i), (ii), (iii)

preparation (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

publication (i)

of new parish (i)

and PCC membership (i), (ii)

removal of names (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

revision (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

submission of numbers to

diocesan synod (i)

electoral roll officer (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

email correspondence (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

and elections (i), (ii), (iii)

and electoral roll form (i), (ii), (iii)

and General Synod elections (i)

ex officio membership:

district church council (i)

House of Laity (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

PCC (i), (ii), (iii)

examiner, independent (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

Extra-Parochial Ministry Measure 1967 (i)

extra-parochial place (i), (ii)

extraordinary meeting (i), (ii)


for enrolment on electoral roll (i)

notice of preparation of new

roll (i)

notice of revision of electoral

roll (i)

numbered (i), (ii)

General Synod:

Clerk (i)

Constitution (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

disqualification (i), (ii)


expenses (i), (ii)

irregularities (i), (ii)

House of Clergy (i)

resignation from (i)

Standing Orders (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

suspension from (i)

see also Business Committee;

House of Laity (General Synod)

group ministry (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

guild churches (i)

churchwardens (i)

and electoral rolls 21n., 34n., 47n., 58n., (i)

House of Bishops, Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and

Priests (i)

House of Laity (General Synod) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)


appeals (i)

casual vacancies (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

electoral areas (i)

entitlement to vote (i)

nominations (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

presiding officer (i), (ii), (iii)

qualifications for (i), (ii)

rules (i)

timing (i)

and electronic voting (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

membership (i), (ii)

co-opted (i), (ii)

ex officio (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

numbers (i)

and membership of deanery

synods (i), (ii), (iii)

and membership of diocesan

synods (i), (ii)

representation of mission

initiatives (i)

representation of provinces (i)

Standing Committee (i)

vacation of seat (i), (ii)

Incumbents (Vacation of

Benefices) Measure 1977 (i), (ii), (iii)

Interpretation Measure 1925 94n.

Isle of Man (i)

joint council (i), (ii), (iii)

disqualification (i), (ii)

dissolution (i)

lay and clergy members (i)

making scheme (i)

officers and meetings (i)

and PCCs (i), (ii)

status, property and functions (i)

lay workers (i), (ii), (iii)

Local Government Act 1894 (i)

London University institutions (i)

minister, definition (i), (ii)

mission initiative:

deanery synod representation (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

definition (i), (ii)

diocesan synod representation (i), (ii)

General Synod representation (i), (ii)

mission initiative roll (i), (ii), (iii)

Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

Code of Practice (i)

model Rules (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

annual parochial church

meeting (i), (ii), (iii)


boundary changes (i)

connected (i), (ii)

definition (i), (ii)

governance (i); see also

model Rules

more than one place of

worship (i)

new (i), (ii), (iii)

Parish of Manchester Division

Act 1850 (i)

parochial church council see


Parochial Church Councils

(Powers) Measure 1956 (i), (ii), (iii)

Parochial Registers and Records

Measure 1978 (i)

Pastoral Measure 1983 (i), (ii)

pastoral scheme (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 (i)

PCC (i), (ii)

annual fabric report (i), (ii)

appointment of sidesmen (i), (ii)

business conducted by

correspondence (i), (ii)

casual vacancy (i)

clergy members (i), (ii), (iii)

co-option to (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

committees (i)

disqualification (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

election to (i), (ii)

qualification (i), (ii), (iii)

election to deanery synod (i), (ii), (iii)

examiner/auditor (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

financial statements (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

and joint councils (i), (ii)

lay majority (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)


agenda (i)

attendance (i)

minutes (i), (ii), (iii)

notice of (i)

number (i), (ii)

time and place (i), (ii)

members (i)

ex officio (i), (ii), (iii)

number (i), (ii)

one-third rule (i)


chair (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

secretary (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii)

treasurer (i), (ii)

vice-chair (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii), (ix)

quorum (i), (ii), (iii)

reports from deanery synod (i)

reports to annual meeting (i), (ii)

and safeguarding (i), (ii)

Standing Committee (i)

terms of office (i)

see also annual parochial

church meeting; district

church council; extraordinary

meeting; special meeting

power to vary or revoke (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

presentation, rights of (i)

president of tribunals (i), (ii)

proctors, diocesan synod

representation (i)

public worship:

definition (i), (ii)

and eligibility for deanery

synod (i), (ii)

and eligibility for electoral roll (i)

readers, and PCC membership (i), (ii)

rector, team ministry (i), (ii)

registrar, diocesan (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

provincial (i)

registry, diocesan (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)

religious communities see


rights of presentation (i)

royal peculiars:

deanery synod representation (i), (ii), (iii)

diocesan synod

representation (i)

General Synod representation (i), (ii)

rural dean (i)

and churchwardens (i)

and deanery clergy (i)

as joint chair of deanery

synod (i)

and PCCs (i)


and disqualification (i)

and PCC (i), (ii)

and suspension (i)

Safeguarding and Clergy

Discipline Measure 2016 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

Safeguarding Vulnerable

Groups Act 2006 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

St George’s Chapel, Windsor:

deanery synod representation (i)

diocesan synod

representation (i)

General Synod representation (i)

schemes see district church

council; joint council

sidesmen, appointment by PCC (i), (ii)

single transferable vote (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

special meeting (i), (ii)

and new parish (i), (ii)

supplementary provision (i)

suspension from office (i), (ii)

Synodical Government Measure 1969 (No.1) (i)

team ministry (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii)


casting vote (i), (ii), (iii)

electronic (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi)

postal (i), (ii)

single transferable vote (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v)

Westminster Abbey:

deanery synod representation (i)

diocesan synod

representation (i)

General Synod representation (i)

York Province, representation

on General Synod (i), (ii)