The General Synod of the Church of England (Postponement of Elections) Order 2020

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2020/526

2020 No. 526

Ecclesiastical Law, England

The General Synod of the Church of England (Postponement of Elections) Order 2020

Made 20th May 2020

Coming into force 21th May 2020

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 20th day of May 2020

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have made the joint request referred to in section 84 of the Coronavirus Act 20201.

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by that section, is pleased by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the General Synod of the Church of England (Postponement of Elections) Order 2020.

(2) This Order comes into force on the day after the date on which it is made.

S-2 Postponement

Postponement

2. The date on which the Convocations of Canterbury and York stand dissolved for the purposes of the Church of England Convocations Act 19662is postponed to 31st July 2021.

S-3 Ancillary provision

Ancillary provision

3.—(1) A person who, immediately before the scheduled dissolution, is a member of the Convocation of Canterbury or York or a member of the House of Laity of the General Synod is to continue as such until the next dissolution of the General Synod or, if sooner, the vacation of the member’s seat or the member’s term of office otherwise coming to an end.

(2) Each person who, immediately before the scheduled dissolution, holds a Convocation office continues to hold that office in accordance with the person’s terms of service as such; and for this purpose, “Convocation office” means—

(a)

(a) the office of Prolocutor of the Convocation of Canterbury or York,

(b)

(b) the office of Pro-Prolocutor of the Convocation of Canterbury,

(c)

(c) one of the four other elected offices of the Standing Committee of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury,

(d)

(d) the office of Deputy Prolocutor of the Convocation of York, or

(e)

(e) the office of Assessor of the Upper or Lower House of the Convocation of York.

(3) The person who, immediately before the scheduled dissolution, holds office as the Chair or Vice-Chair of the House of Laity of the General Synod continues to hold office as such in accordance with the Constitution of the General Synod3and the standing orders of the House.

(4) A member of either Convocation or of the House of Laity of the General Synod who,...

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