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6 Church Representation, Ecumenical Relations and Ministers Measure Schedule 1 — New Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 SCHEDULES SCHEDULE 1 Section 1(1) NEW SCHEDULE 3 TO THE SYNODICAL GOVERNMENT MEASURE 1969 “SCHEDULE 3 Sections 4 and 7 5 CHURCH REPRESENTATION RULES PART 1 CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL Compilation of the roll 1 (1) In every parish there must be a church electoral roll (referred to in these Rules as “the roll”) on which the names of lay persons are entered in accordance with this Part. (2) A lay person is entitled to have his or her name on the roll of a parish if he or she— (a) is baptised, (b) is aged 16 or over (but see paragraph (7)), (c) has made one of the following three declarations and successfully applied for enrolment using Form 1. (3) The first declaration is a declaration that the person is— (a) a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it, and (b) a resident of the parish. (4) The second declaration is a declaration that the person is— (a) a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it, and (b) is not resident in the parish, but (c) has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months. (5) The third declaration is a declaration that the person— (a) is a member in good standing of a Church which is not in communion with the Church of England but subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and (b) is also a member of the Church of England, and 10 15 20 25 30 First Consideration - February 2017

Church Representation, Ecumenical Relations and Ministers Measure Schedule 1 — New Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 7 (c) has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months. (6) A person who is entitled under this Rule to have his or her name on the roll of more than one parish is entitled to have his or her name on the roll of each of those parishes. (7) Where a lay person who is going to become 16 after the intended revision of the roll or the preparation of a new roll is completed but before the date of the annual parochial church meeting, applies for enrolment in Form 1, the enrolment may (if the application is successful) take effect on the person’s 16th birthday. (8) The roll of a parish must be kept and revised by the PCC or under the direction of the PCC by the electoral roll officer. (9) Where a new parish is created by a pastoral scheme by the union of two or more former parishes, the roll of the new parish is in the first instance to consist of the rolls of the former parishes combined to form a single roll. (10) In any other case where a new parish is created by a pastoral scheme, the roll of the new parish is in the first instance to consist of the names of persons each of whom— (a) on the date when the new parish comes into existence, has his or her name on the roll of a parish the whole or part of which forms part of the new parish, and (b) is resident in the new parish or have habitually attended public worship there. (11) The roll of a parish must, where practicable, specify the address of every person whose name is on it; but a failure to specify the address does not affect the validity of the entry. (12) The roll of a parish must be made available for inspection, on a reasonable request being made to the PCC. Addition to and removal from the roll 2 (1) The name of a person who is entitled to have his or her name on the roll of a parish must, subject to these Rules, be added to the roll. (2) The name of a person must be removed from the roll of a parish in each of the following cases. (3) The first case is where the person has died. (4) The second case is where the person becomes a clerk in Holy Orders. (5) The third case is where the person states in writing the wish to have his or her name removed. (6) The fourth case is where the person was not entitled to have his or her name entered on the roll at the time it was entered. (7) The fifth case is where the person— (a) ceases to reside in the parish, 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 First Consideration - February 2017

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