The Church Representation Rules are a vital tool for all those involved in parochial, diocesan and national Church governance. The Rules were fully authorized in the Synodical Government Measure 1969 and they have been continually updated since then.
Full of essential information, this 2017 edition has been extensively and fully updated to reflect the most recent changes: the 2009 Statutory Instrument and the 2009 update to the Code of Recommended Practice to the Pastoral Measure 1983.
Also included are the rules governing the:
formation and revision of the electoral roll;
minimum qualifying age for election to the Parochial Church Council or the deanery synod and methods of voting at the Annual Parochial Church Meetings;
chairmanship of the Parochial Church Council and the number and term of office of its lay members;
membership of deanery synods and how the number of lay members to be elected to them is calculated;
membership of, and elections to, the House of Laity of the General Synod.
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