All parishes elect their Deanery Synod Representatives to serve for three years at their annual meeting.
The relevant rule states that the number of representatives is to be related to the number of names on the parish Electoral Roll. It shall not be possible, for a parish with fewer than 26 names on the roll, to have more than one representative.
For the last eight sets of Deanery Synod Elections we have used this scale
Number on Roll Number of Representatives
then one additional place for each 100 on the Roll or part thereof
Terms of Office of PCC Members
We have had questions about the number of three year terms that lay members may serve.
According to Section 17 of the Church Representation Rules entitled Limitation of Years of Service
the Annual Meeting may pass a resolution stating what the maximum number of terms that elected members may serve.
Membership of PCCs
At your Annual Meeting you need to look carefully at your ex officio, co-opted and elected members.
Lay members elected to Deanery, Diocesan or General Synod are ex officio members of their PCC
However clergy members of the Deanery Synod, who are not already PCC members, are not ex officio members of their PCC. This applies principally to any retired clergy elected to served on Synods.
For any other questions then contact Gordon Fath