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                     THE CONSTITUTION OF
                     THE CHURCH IN WALES
                          VOLUME II

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                        THE CANONS
                            AND
                 THE RULES AND REGULATIONS

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                  As amended by Amendment Sheet No.46
                              December 2012
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             THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES


                               THE CANONS AND
                          THE RULES AND REGULATIONS



                                TABLE OF CONTENTS


Section

      PREFATORY NOTE

1.    CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES
1.1       CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES - PART 1
          Canons, printed in full, with exception of those which amend chapters of the
          Constitution or the Book of Common Prayer
1.2       CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES - PART 2
          Canons, in abridged form, which amend chapters of the Constitution or the
          Book of Common Prayer

2.    RULES AND REGULATIONS
      Burial Grounds Rules
      Churchyard Regulations
      Gravestones Regulations
      Church Sales Regulations
      Chancel Repair Regulations
      Lay Administration Regulation
      Accounting Regulations
      Church Fabric Regulations
      Redundant Churches Regulations
      Constitution of Diocesan Churches and Pastoral Committees
      Cathedrals and Churches Commission Rules
      Resources for Training for the Ordained Ministry Regulations

3.    SCHEMES
      Scheme for the support of Ministry in the Church in Wales 2007
      Maintenance of Ministry Scheme
      Cathedral Schemes




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4.    RULES OF THE COURTS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES
4.1    RULES OF THE PROVINCIAL COURT
4.2    RULES OF THE DIOCESAN COURTS
       (including the rules of the Archdeacons’ Courts in respect of appeals under
       section 7 or section 8 of chapter VI of the Constitution)




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                                  PREFATORY NOTE

      The Church in Wales is a fellowship of dioceses within the Holy Catholic
Church, constituted as a Province of the Anglican Communion. It maintains the
threefold order of bishops, priests and deacons which it has received, and
acknowledges as its supreme authority in matters of faith the Holy Scriptures as
interpreted in the Catholic Creeds and the historic Anglican formularies, that is, the
Thirty Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordering of
Bishops, Priests and Deacons as published in 1662. Its calling is to nurture men and
women in the faith of Jesus Christ and to aid them to grow in the fellowship of the
Holy Spirit, so that the good news of God’s grace may be clearly proclaimed in the
world and that God’s Kingdom may be honoured and advanced.

      Every society, ecclesial or secular, requires its own rules for the regulation of its
affairs. The Constitution which regulates the Church in Wales exists to serve the
sacramental integrity and good order of the Church and to assist its mission and its
witness to the Lord Jesus Christ. It derives from a variety of sources representing
both historical continuity and innovation.

      The Constitution was first drawn up after the separation of the Welsh dioceses
from the Church of England in 1920. Together with rules inherited from the Church of
England at disestablishment - rules drawn partly from Acts of Parliament, post-
Reformation canons of the Church of England and the medieval canon law, all of
which the Church in Wales now has the power to alter or repeal - the Constitution
forms the internal law of the Church in Wales. It is binding upon all members of the
Church in Wales, both clerical and lay, but not upon the people of Wales generally,
and, in common with the rules of other voluntary associations, it is enforceable in
certain circumstances in the civil courts. It is the product of the freedom given to the
Church in Wales by the Welsh Church Act, 1914, to govern its own affairs.

     Although the current ecclesiastical law of England does not apply to it, the
Church in Wales remains bound by the secular law of England and Wales regarding
such matters as the ownership and management of property, the solemnisation of
marriages and rights of burial in its churchyards.

      The chief features of the law of the Church in Wales - synodical government,
episcopal oversight, canonical ministry, the participation of the laity, and access to
the ministrations of the Church - are characteristics shared with all other churches
within the worldwide Anglican Communion and provide an essential focus of unity.

      The Constitution, approved by the Governing Body, is published in two
volumes, Volume 1 containing the Chapters of the Constitution and Regulations
relating to them and Volume II The Canons and Rules and Regulations.




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      The key clauses of the Welsh Church Act, 1914, referring to the fundamentals
of faith and order, and the resolution arising therefrom and approved at the first
meeting of the Governing Body on 8 January, 1918, are as follows:
     Section 3(2) of the Welsh Church Act, 1914 provides that “as from the date of
     disestablishment [31st March, 1920] the then existing ecclesiastical law and the
     then existing articles, doctrines, rites, rules, discipline, and ordinances of the
     Church of England shall with and subject to such modification or alteration...as
     may be duly made therein, according to the constitution and regulations for the
     time being of the Church in Wales be binding on the members for the time
     being of the Church in Wales in the same manner as if they had mutually
     agreed to be so bound...”. The Constitution of the Church in Wales sets out
     such modifications or alterations or the authority therefor.
     Section 13(1) of the Welsh Church Act, 1914 provides “Nothing in any Act, law,
     or custom shall prevent the bishops, clergy, and laity of the Church in Wales
     from holding synods or electing representatives thereto, or from framing, either
     by themselves or by their representatives elected in such manner as they think
     fit, constitutions and regulations for the general management and good
     government of the Church in Wales and the property and affairs thereof,
     whether as a whole or according to dioceses, and the future representation of
     members thereof in a general synod or in diocesan synods, or otherwise”.

     The Governing Body, at its first meeting, held on 8 January, 1918 resolved “that
the Governing Body does hereby accept the articles, doctrinal statements, rites and
ceremonies and save in so far as they may necessarily be varied by the Welsh
Church Act 1914 the formularies of the Church of England as accepted by that
Church and set forth in or appended to the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of
England”.




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                                   SECTION 1

                     CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES



                                  SECTION 1.1


                 CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES - PART 1

                   All Canons with the exception of those which

                     amend Chapters of The Constitution or

                          The Book of Common Prayer




Details of the Canons amending the Constitution or the Book of Common Prayer are
                       listed, in abridged form, in Section 1.2.



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                                 SECTION 1.1



                 CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES - PART 1


                              Table of Contents
                        (Promulgation Dates in brackets)

1.   Establishment of Intercommunion between the Church in Wales and the Old
     Catholics
                                                          (30 September 1937)

2.   Experimental Use of Proposed Revisions of the Book of Common Prayer,
     Provisionally Approved by the Bench of Bishops
                                                        (29 September 1955)

3.   Removal of Doubt concerning Irregularity of Birth as an Impediment to
     Admission to Holy Orders
                                                         (28 September 1961)

4.   The Establishment of Intercommunion between the Church in Wales and the
     Philippine Independent Church
                                                         (29 September 1966)

5.   The Establishment of Intercommunion between the Church in Wales and the
     Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church
                                                         (29 September 1966)

6.   The Establishment of Intercommunion between the Church in Wales and the
     Lusitanian Church
                                                         (29 September 1966)

7.   The Establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the
     Church of South India
                                                               (26 April 1973)

8.   The Establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the
     Church of North India
                                                         (27 September 1973)

9.   The Establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the
     Church of Pakistan
                                                         (27 September 1973)

10. For Covenanting between the Church in Wales and Other Churches For Union
    in Wales
                                                                (1 May 1974)



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11. To Permit the Use in Services of the Church in Wales of any Version of the
    Bible Approved by the Bench of Bishops
                                                                 (2 May 1974)

12. The Establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the
    Mar Thoma Syrian Church
                                                        (24 September 1975)

13. The Establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the
    Church of Bangladesh
                                                        (23 September 1976)

14. For Covenanting between the Church in Wales and Certain Baptist Churches
    for Union in Wales
                                                        (21 September 1977)

15. To Enable Women to be Ordained as Deacons
                                                                    (16 April 1980)

16. To Make Provision for Incapacitated Incumbents
                                                                    (21 April 1982)

17. To Provide for the Appointment of Days for Ordination in the Church in Wales
                                                               (15 September 1982)

18. To Promote Ecumenical Relations (Holy Matrimony)
                                                               (19 September 1985)

19. To Amend the Canon Law relating to Clerical Disabilities
                                                                    (19 April 1990)

20. To Amend the Canon Law relating to the Age for Ordination to the Priesthood
                                                                   (19 April 1990)

21. To Permit the Establishment of Local Ecumenical Projects
                                                               (26 September 1991)

22. To Implement the Porvoo Declaration
                                                               (28 September 1995)

23. To Enable Women to be Ordained as Priests
                                                               (19 September 1996)

24. For the Removal of Doubt Concerning Marriage After Divorce as an
    Impediment to Admission to Holy Orders
                                                  (13 September 1998)

25. To Implement the Reuilly Agreement
                                                                    (27 April 2000)



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26. To Support Relations with Other Churches
                                                                    (7 April 2005)

27. To Permit the Establishment and Support of Local Ecumenical Partnerships
                                                                   (7 April 2005)

28. To make Revised Provision for the Terms of Service of the Holders of
    Ecclesiastical Offices in the Church in Wales
                                                      (23 September 2010)




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                                                                              Canons


                      CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES



                                       PART I


              ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERCOMMUNION BETWEEN
              THE CHURCH IN WALES AND THE OLD CATHOLICS

                       (Promulgated on 30 September 1937)

     WHEREAS the Upper House of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury
on January 2nd, 1932, resolved:

     “That this House approves of the following statements agreed on between the
representatives of the Old Catholic Churches and the Churches of the Anglican
Communion at a Conference held at Bonn on July 2nd, 1931:

1.   Each Communion recognises the catholicity and independence of the other,
     and maintains its own.

2.   Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to
     participate in the Sacraments.

3.   Intercommunion does not require from either Communion the acceptance of all
     doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical practice characteristic of
     the other, but implies that each believes the other to hold all the essentials of
     the Christian Faith.

    And this House agrees to the establishment of Intercommunion between the
Church of England and the Old Catholics on these terms.”

      AND WHEREAS on January 22nd, 1932, the Lower House of the Convocation
of the Province of Canterbury resolved:

     “That this House concurs with the Establishment of Intercommunion between
the Church of England and the Old Catholics on the terms of the resolution sent
down by the Upper House.”

     AND WHEREAS on January 21st, 1932, the Upper House of the Convocation
of York passed a resolution identical with that passed in the Upper House of the
Convocation of Canterbury as hereinbefore set forth.

      AND WHEREAS in the Lower House of the Convocation of York the resolution
of the Upper House, sent down for the concurrence of the Lower House, was passed
unanimously.
                                                                                Canons


BE IT ENACTED that by this bill the Church in Wales agrees to the establishment of
Intercommunion between the Church in Wales and the Old Catholics on the following
terms:
     (a)   Each Communion recognises the catholicity and independence of the
           other, and maintains its own.
     (b)   Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to
           participate in the Sacraments.
     (c)   Intercommunion does not require from either Communion the acceptance
           of all doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical practice
           characteristic of the other, but implies that each believes the other to hold
           all the essentials of the Christian Faith.
                                                                             Canons


            EXPERIMENTAL USE OF PROPOSED REVISIONS OF
                    THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,
          PROVISIONALLY APPROVED BY THE BENCH OF BISHOPS*

                       (Promulgated on 29 September 1955)

      WHEREAS at its meeting on 13th April, 1950 the Governing Body of the
Church in Wales requested His Grace the Archbishop to appoint a Commission
called “The Standing Liturgical Commission” whose duty should be to submit from
time to time recommendations to the Bench of Bishops concerning such
amendments as might be necessary or desirable in the Church’s law of worship.

      AND WHEREAS such a Commission has been set up and will submit from time
to time recommendations to the Bench of Bishops for revisions of parts of the Book
of Common Prayer.

     AND WHEREAS it is provided by chapter II of the Constitution that the
Governing Body shall have power to make alterations in the Book of Common Prayer
provided that no alteration shall be made except by a bill backed and introduced in
the Governing Body by a majority of the Order of the Bishops.

     AND WHEREAS in the opinion of the Bench of Bishops it may be desirable that
before a bill for the revision of a part or parts of the Book of Common Prayer is
submitted by the Bench of Bishops for the consideration of the Governing Body the
proposed revision should be used experimentally in the parishes for a limited period.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED that:


                                         1.

     A Diocesan Bishop shall have power to authorise for experimental use in the
churches within his diocese any proposed revisions of a part or parts of the Book of
Common Prayer which have been provisionally approved by the Bench of Bishops,
provided that the said authorisation shall be for a limited period not exceeding ten
years, and provided that the Governing Body shall have assented to the
experimental use of the proposed revision without alteration.


                                         2.

     A Diocesan Bishop shall not take action under clause 1 hereof until after the
next meeting of the Governing Body following the circulation to the members of the
Governing Body of printed copies of the proposed revision.




*As amended by the Canon to amend provisions relating to bill procedure.
                                                                         Canons


                    REMOVAL OF DOUBT CONCERNING
                IRREGULARITY OF BIRTH AS AN IMPEDIMENT
                     TO ADMISSION TO HOLY ORDERS

                      (Promulgated on 28 September 1961)

     WHEREAS there is doubt whether or not irregularity of birth is an impediment
by reason of which a person* ought not to be admitted to Holy Orders.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable that any such doubt shall be removed.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that irregularity of birth shall henceforth
in the Church in Wales not be a canonical impediment by reason of which a person*
ought not to be admitted to Holy Orders.




*As amended by the Canon to enable Women to be Ordained as Deacons.
                                                                               Canons


            THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERCOMMUNION BETWEEN
                       THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                  THE PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT CHURCH

                        (Promulgated on 29 September 1966)

      WHEREAS it is desirable that relations between the Church in Wales and the
Philippine Independent Church should be defined.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that the Church in Wales agrees to the
establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the Philippine
Independent Church on the basis of mutual acceptance of the following Concordat:
     (a)   Each Communion recognises the catholicity and independence of the
           other, and maintains its own.
     (b)   Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to
           participate in the Sacraments.
     (c)   Intercommunion does not require from either Communion the acceptance
           of all doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical practice
           characteristic of the other, but implies that each believes the other to hold
           all the essentials of the Christian Faith.
                                                                               Canons


           THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERCOMMUNION BETWEEN
                      THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
              THE SPANISH REFORMED EPISCOPAL CHURCH

                       (Promulgated on 29 September 1966)

   WHEREAS it is desirable that relations between the Church in Wales and the
Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church should be defined.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that the Church in Wales agrees to the
establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the Spanish
Reformed Episcopal Church on the basis of mutual acceptance of the following
Concordat:
    (a)   Each Communion recognises the catholicity and independence of the
          other, and maintains its own.
    (b)   Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to
          participate in the Sacraments.
    (c)   Intercommunion does not require from either Communion the acceptance
          of all doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical practice
          characteristic of the other, but implies that each believes the other to hold
          all the essentials of the Christian Faith.
                                                                               Canons


           THE ESTABLISHEMNT OF INTERCOMMUNION BETWEEN
                      THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                       THE LUSITANIAN CHURCH

                       (Promulgated on 29 September 1966)

    WHEREAS it is desirable that relations between the Church in Wales and the
Lusitanian Church should be defined.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that the Church in Wales agrees to the
establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the Lusitanian
Church on the basis of mutual acceptance of the following Concordat:
    (a)   Each Communion recognises the catholicity and independence of the
          other, and maintains its own.
    (b)   Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to
          participate in the Sacraments.
    (c)   Intercommunication does not require from either Communion the
          acceptance of all doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical
          practice characteristic of the other, but implies that each believes the other
          to hold all the essentials of the Christian Faith.
                                                                            Canons


           THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FULL COMMUNION BETWEEN
                      THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                     THE CHURCH OF SOUTH INDIA

                          (Promulgated on 26 April 1973)

     WHEREAS it is desirable that the relations between the Church in Wales and
the Church of South India as regulated by the Canon promulgated on 26th
September 1957 be reconsidered.

     AND WHEREAS the Church of South India came into being as a united Church
on the basis of agreement in the Apostolic Faith.

      AND WHEREAS the Church of South India is under the jurisdiction of Bishops
in the historic succession.

      AND WHEREAS all ordinations in the Church of South India are episcopal and
all ministers are in communion with their Bishop.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                        1.

     The Church in Wales agrees to the establishment of Full Communion between
the Church in Wales and the Church of South India and consequently:
    (a)   Communicant members of the Church of South India may be admitted to
          Holy Communion in the Church in Wales and communicant members of
          the Church in Wales may receive Holy Communion in the Church of South
          India;
    (b)   Subject to the oversight of the Diocesan Bishop, Bishops, Presbyters and
          Deacons of the Church of South India may, when visiting the Province of
          Wales, exercise their ministry in the Liturgy of the Church in Wales;
    (c)   Subject to the Constitution of the Church of South India, Bishops, Priests
          and Deacons of the Church in Wales may, when visiting South India,
          exercise their ministry in the Liturgy of the Church of South India.


                                        2.

     The Canon regulating Relations between the Church in Wales and the Church
of South India promulgated on 26th September 1957 is hereby repealed.
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            THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FULL COMMUNION BETWEEN
                       THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                      THE CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA

                       (Promulgated on 27 September 1973)

     WHEREAS certain dioceses of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and
Ceylon which Church was formerly in Full Communion with the Church in Wales
have united with other churches to form the Church of North India.

     AND WHEREAS the basis of the union is agreement in the Apostolic Faith.

      AND WHEREAS at the inauguration of the union the ministries of the uniting
churches were integrated with the historic episcopate by means of a sufficient act of
unification.

      AND WHEREAS all ordinations in the Church of North India are episcopal and
all ministers are in communion with their Bishop.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED that the Church in Wales is in the relationship of Full
Communion with the Church of North India and consequently:
     (a)   Communicant members of the Church of North India may be admitted to
           Holy Communion in the Church in Wales and communicant members of
           the Church in Wales may receive Holy Communion in the Church of North
           India;
     (b)   Subject to the oversight of the Diocesan Bishop, Bishops, Presbyters and
           Deacons of the Church of North India may exercise their ministry in the
           Province of Wales;
     (c)   Subject to the Constitution of the Church of North India, Bishops, Priests
           and Deacons of the Church in Wales may exercise their ministry in the
           Church of North India.
                                                                              Canons


            THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FULL COMMUNION BETWEEN
                       THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                       THE CHURCH OF PAKISTAN

                        (Promulgated on 27 September 1973)

     WHEREAS certain dioceses of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and
Ceylon which Church was formerly in Full Communion with the Church in Wales
have united with other churches to form the Church of Pakistan.

     AND WHEREAS the basis of the union is agreement in the Apostolic Faith.

      AND WHEREAS at the inauguration of the union the ministries of the uniting
churches were integrated with the historic episcopate by means of a sufficient act of
unification.

     AND WHEREAS all ordinations in the Church of Pakistan are episcopal and all
ministers are in communion with their Bishop.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED that the Church in Wales is in the relationship of Full
Communion with the Church of Pakistan and consequently:
     (a)   Communicant members of the Church of Pakistan may be admitted to
           Holy Communion in the Church in Wales and communicant members of
           the Church in Wales may receive Holy Communion in the Church of
           Pakistan;
     (b)   Subject to the oversight of the Diocesan Bishop, Bishops, Presbyters and
           Deacons of the Church of Pakistan may exercise their ministry in the
           Province of Wales;
     (c)   Subject to the Constitution of the Church of Pakistan, Bishops, Priests and
           Deacons of the Church in Wales may exercise their ministry in the Church
           of Pakistan.
                                                                               Canons


                        FOR COVENANTING BETWEEN
                         THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                    OTHER CHURCHES FOR UNION IN WALES

                            (Promulgated on 1 May 1974)

     WHEREAS certain Churches in Wales being members of the Council of
Churches for Wales have set up a Joint Covenant Committee which has prepared
the Form of Covenant set out in the First Schedule hereto and such Committee has
recorded its agreement that those Churches represented on the Committee should
enter into a covenant with one another on these terms.

     AND WHEREAS the Governing Body of the Church in Wales has determined
to enter into such covenant in manner hereinafter appearing.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED that the Church in Wales solemnly covenants in the
terms set out in the First Schedule hereto with such of the Churches set out in Part 1
of the Second Schedule hereto and with such Churches which belong to the Union
set out in Part 2 of the Second Schedule hereto as have already or shall hereafter
enter into a like Covenant with the Church in Wales. Provided that nothing herein
contained shall affect or be deemed to affect the faith, discipline, articles, doctrinal
statements, rites, ceremonies or formularies of the Church in Wales.
                                                                                Canons


                 THE FIRST SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO

                                   THE COVENANT


      Confessing our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and renewing our will
to serve his mission in the world, our several churches have been brought into a new
relationship with one another. Together we give thanks for all we have in common.
Together we repent the sin of perpetuating our division. Together we make known
our understanding of the obedience to which we are called:


                                           1.

     (a)   We recognise in one another the same faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ
           found in Holy Scripture, which the creeds of the ancient Church and other
           historic confessions are intended to safeguard. We recognize in one
           another the same desire to hold this faith in its fulness.
     (b)   We intend so to act, speak, and serve together in obedience to the gospel
           that we may learn more of its fulness and make it known to others in
           contemporary terms and by credible witness.


                                           2.

     (a)   We recognize in one another the same awareness of God’s calling to
           serve his gracious purpose for all mankind, with particular responsibility for
           this land and people.
     (b)   We intend to work together for justice and peace at home and abroad,
           and for the spiritual and material well-being and personal freedom of all
           people.


                                           3.

     (a)   We recognize one another as within the one Church of Jesus Christ,
           pledged to serve His Kingdom, and sharing in the unity of the Spirit.
     (b)   We intend by the help of the same Spirit to overcome the divisions which
           impair our witness, impede God’s mission, and obscure the gospel of
           man’s salvation, and to manifest that unity which is in accordance with
           Christ’s will.
                                                                                 Canons


                                           4.

     (a)   We recognize the members of all our churches as members of Christ in
           virtue of their common baptism and common calling to participate in the
           ministry of the whole Church.
     (b)   We intend to seek that form of common life which will enable each member
           to use the gifts bestowed upon him in the service of Christ’s Kingdom.


                                           5.

     (a)   We recognize the ordained ministries of all our churches as true ministries
           of the word and sacraments, through which God’s love is proclaimed, his
           grace mediated, and his Fatherly care exercised.
     (b)   We intend to seek an agreed pattern of ordained ministry which will serve
           the gospel in unity, manifest its continuity throughout the ages, and be
           accepted as far as may be by the Church throughout the world.


                                           6.

     (a)   We recognize in one another patterns of worship and sacramental life,
           marks of holiness and zeal, which are manifestly gifts of Christ.
     (b)   We intend to listen to one another and to study together the witness and
           practice of our various traditions, in order that the riches entrusted to us in
           separation may be preserved for the united Church which we seek.


                                           7.

     (a)   We recognize in one another the same concern for the good government
           of the Church for the fulfilment of its mission.
     (b)   We intend to seek a mode of Church government which will preserve the
           positive values for which each has stood, so that the common mind of the
           Church may be formed and carried into action through constitutional
           organs of corporate decision at every level of responsibility.

      We do not yet know the form union will take. We approach our task with
openness to the Spirit. We believe that God will guide his Church into ways of truth
and peace, correcting, strengthening, and renewing it in accordance with the mind of
Christ. We therefore urge all our members to accept one another in the Holy Spirit as
Jesus Christ accepts us, and to avail themselves of every opportunity to grow
together through common prayer and worship in mutual understanding and love so
that in every place they may be renewed together for mission.

      Accordingly we enter now into this solemn Covenant before God and with one
another, to work and pray in common obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, in order
that by the Holy Spirit we may be brought into one visible Church to serve together in
mission to the glory of God the Father.
                                                                    Canons


             THE SECOND SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO


                                  PART 1

    The Calvinistic Methodist Church of Wales or the Presbyterian Church of
Wales.

    The Methodist Church.

     United Reformed Church of England and Wales (Congregational and
Presbyterian).


                                  PART 2

    The Union of Welsh Independents.
                                                                             Canons


      TO PERMIT THE USE IN SERVICES OF THE CHURCH IN WALES
  OF ANY VERSION OF THE BIBLE APPROVED BY THE BENCH OF BISHOPS

                           (Promulgated on 2 May 1974)

     WHEREAS under the provisions of chapter II of the Constitution of the Church
in Wales the Governing Body has power to make alterations in the Book of Common
Prayer in use in the Church in Wales, in manner therein provided.

     AND WHEREAS a Diocesan Bishop has power to authorise for experimental
use in the churches within his diocese any revision of a part of the Book of Common
Prayer which has been provisionally approved by the Bench of Bishops pursuant to
the Canon in that behalf promulgated on the 29th day of September 1955.

     AND WHEREAS it is expedient to permit the use of any version of the Bible
approved by the Bench of Bishops for portions of Scripture appointed to be read said
or sung in the Book of Common Prayer or in any revised service as aforesaid.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                         1.

      Wherever in the Book of Common Prayer or in a revised service of the Church
in Wales authorised for experimental use pursuant to the Canon for the Experimental
Use of Proposed Revisions of the Book of Common Prayer Provisionally Approved
by the Bench of Bishops which was promulgated on the 29th day of September 1955
a portion of Scripture is set out or appointed to be read said or sung, a Diocesan
Bishop shall have power, within his diocese, to authorise that the corresponding
portion contained in any version of the Bible or part of the Bible for the time being
approved for that purpose by the Bench of Bishops may be used at the discretion of
the minister in place of that set out or appointed in the Book of Common Prayer or in
such revised service as aforesaid.


                                         2.

      In this Canon the Book of Common Prayer means the Book of Common Prayer
for the time being in use in the Church in Wales.
                                                                               Canons


           THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FULL COMMUNION BETWEEN
                      THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                   THE MAR THOMA SYRIAN CHURCH

                       (Promulgated on 24 September 1975)

     WHEREAS it is desirable that relations between the Church in Wales and the
Mar Thoma Syrian Church should be defined.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that the Church in Wales agrees to the
establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the Mar Thoma
Syrian Church on the basis of mutual acceptance of the following Concordat:
    (a)   Each Communion recognises the catholicity and independence of the
          other, and maintains its own.
    (b)   Each Communion agrees to admit members of the other Communion to
          participate in the Sacraments.
    (c)   Full Communion does not require from either Communion the acceptance
          of all doctrinal opinion, sacramental devotion, or liturgical practice
          characteristic of the other, but implies that each believes the other to hold
          all the essentials of the Christian Faith.
                                                                               Canons


            THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FULL COMMUNION BETWEEN
                       THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
                     THE CHURCH OF BANGLADESH

                        (Promulgated on 23 September 1976)

     WHEREAS the Church in Wales entered into the relationship of Full
Communion with the Church of Pakistan under the provisions of the Canon for the
Establishment of Full Communion between the Church in Wales and the Church of
Pakistan promulgated on 27th September l973.

       AND WHEREAS the diocese of Dacca formed part of the Church of Pakistan
until formally separated from it by a resolution of the Synod of the Church of Pakistan
passed in May l974 that the diocese of Dacca make their own decision as regards
their future either as the Church of Bangladesh or in affiliation with any other united
Church in communion with the Church of Pakistan.

    AND WHEREAS the diocese of Dacca has now become the Church of
Bangladesh.

     AND WHEREAS the Church of Bangladesh continues in the Apostolic Faith.

      AND WHEREAS all ordinations in the Church of Bangladesh are episcopal and
all ministers are in communion with their Bishop.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED that the Church in Wales is in the relationship of Full
Communion with the Church of Bangladesh and consequently:
     (a)   Communicant members of the Church of Bangladesh may be admitted to
           Holy Communion in the Church in Wales and communicant members of
           the Church in Wales may receive Holy Communion in the Church of
           Bangladesh;
     (b)   Subject to the oversight of the Diocesan Bishop, Bishops, Presbyters and
           Deacons of the Church of Bangladesh may exercise their ministry in the
           Province of Wales;
     (c)   Subject to the Constitution of the Church of Bangladesh, Bishops, Priests
           and Deacons of the Church in Wales may exercise their ministry in the
           Church of Bangladesh.
                                                                             Canons


                      FOR COVENANTING BETWEEN
                       THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
             CERTAIN BAPTIST CHURCHES FOR UNION IN WALES

                       (Promulgated on 21 September 1977)

     WHEREAS under the provisions of the Canon for Covenanting between the
Church in Wales and other Churches for Union in Wales (hereinafter referred to as
“the Principal Canon”) which was promulgated on 1st May 1974 the Church in Wales
solemnly covenanted in the terms set out in the First Schedule to the Principal
Canon with such of the Churches set out in Part 1 of the Second Schedule thereto
and with such Churches which belong to the Union set out in Part 2 of the Second
Schedule thereto as had at the date of promulgation aforesaid entered or might
thereafter enter into a like Covenant with the Church in Wales subject to the proviso
therein contained.

     AND WHEREAS since the promulgation of the Principal Canon certain Baptist
Churches have expressed a desire to enter into a covenant with the Church in Wales
on terms similar to those set out in the Principal Canon.

     AND WHEREAS the Governing Body of the Church in Wales has determined
to enter into such covenant in manner hereinafter appearing.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED that the Church in Wales solemnly covenants in the
terms set out in the First Schedule to the Principal Canon with such Churches which
belong to the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland as have already entered or
shall hereafter enter into a like Covenant with the Church in Wales. Provided that
nothing herein contained shall affect or be deemed to affect the faith, discipline,
articles, doctrinal statements, rites, ceremonies or formularies of the Church in
Wales.
                                                                              Canons


             TO ENABLE WOMEN TO BE ORDAINED AS DEACONS

                           (Promulgated on 16 April 1980)

   WHEREAS canon law as received by the Church in Wales has prohibited
women hitherto from being admitted to Holy Orders.

   AND WHEREAS it is desirable that in the Church in Wales women should be
admitted to the Holy Order of Deacons.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                          1.

     Henceforth in the Church in Wales the fact that a person seeking admission to
the Holy Order of Deacons is a woman shall not constitute a canonical impediment to
such admission.


                                          2.

      The Canon for the removal of doubt concerning irregularity of birth as an
impediment to admission to Holy Orders, promulgated on 28th September 1961,
shall be amended by the substitution of the word “person” for the word “man” in line 2
of the first recital and in line 3 of the operative clause of the said Canon.
                                                                               Canons


             TO MAKE PROVISION FOR INCAPACITATED INCUMBENTS

                             (Promulgated on 21 April 1982)

     WHEREAS it is desirable to provide for the maintenance of the ministry in a
parish and for meeting the cost thereof during the incapacity of an Incumbent, and to
determine the remuneration of an incapacitated incumbent during his illness.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable to provide a scheme whereby an incapacitated
Incumbent may be required to appear before a medical board.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                           1.

    The Regulations relating to payment to incapacitated Incumbents and the
Regulations relating to medical boards, which are set out respectively in the First and
Second Schedules hereto, shall henceforth apply to all Incumbents in the Church in
Wales.


                                           2.

       In this Canon and in the Schedules hereto:
       (a)   except where there is a specific reference to “the Incumbent of a
             benefice”, the word INCUMBENT means and includes a person in the full-
             time stipendiary ministry of the Church in Wales; save that the provisions
             of the Second Schedule hereto shall not apply to the Archbishop or a
             Diocesan Bishop;
       (b)   words importing the masculine gender shall, where applicable, include the
             feminine gender.


                                           3.

      The words “or in the opinion of the Patronage Board as defined in section 10 is
incapacitated by temporary infirmity for the due performance of the duties,” in the
third to fifth lines of section 56(2) of chapter VII1 of the Constitution, be deleted.




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                 THE FIRST SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO

As amended under the provisions of the Incapacitated Incumbents (Amendment)
Canon 1985 with effect from 1 June 1996 and the provisions of the Miscellaneous
Amendments (Chapter XI2 and Incapacitated Incumbents) Canon 2006 with effect
from 20 September 2006.


            Regulations relating to payments to Incapacitated Incumbents


                                           1.

(1) If an Incumbent is incapacitated, he shall forthwith inform the body or person
responsible for the payment of his stipend of the date on which he first became
incapacitated and the nature of his incapacity, but information to this effect received
from any other source and communicated in writing to the Incumbent may be treated
as coming from him.

(2) Upon receipt of information under the foregoing sub-regulation, the body or
person responsible for the payment of the Incumbent’s stipend shall forward to him a
form of absence statement, which statement shall be completed and returned to the
sender by the Incumbent when he is able to resume his normal duties.

(3) If an Incumbent’s incapacity continues for more than seven days, an
appropriate medical certificate shall be sent to the body or person responsible for the
payment of the Incumbent’s stipend, and thereafter further medical certificates, as
may be required by such body or person, shall be sent until the incapacity
terminates.


                                           2.

(1) If an Incumbent (not being the Incumbent of a benefice annexed to a cathedral)
is incapacitated, the Rural Dean shall be notified.

(2) When the incapacitated Incumbent is a Rural Dean, the Archdeacon shall be
notified. When the incapacitated Incumbent is an Archdeacon, the Bishop shall be
notified.


                                           3.

      During the first twenty-six weeks of his incapacity an Incumbent shall be entitled
to his full stipend and any regular payments made in respect of expenses, less any
sickness benefits for which he is eligible during that period.



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                                          4.

     During any period of incapacity continuing beyond the first twenty-six weeks an
Incumbent shall be entitled to one-half of the stipend which would be applicable were
he not incapacitated, less any sickness benefits for which he is eligible during that
period.


                                          5.

(1) If the incapacity of the Incumbent of a benefice which is not annexed to a
cathedral so requires, the Area Dean shall arrange for the maintenance of the
ministry in such a benefice. When the incapacitated Incumbent is an Area Dean, the
Archdeacon shall arrange for his duties to be carried out. When the incapacitated
Incumbent is an Archdeacon, the Bishop shall arrange for his duties to be carried
out.

(2) At the end of every quarter or at the termination of the incapacity of an
Incumbent of a benefice whichever shall be the earlier, the Area Dean or the
Archdeacon, as the case may be, shall submit to the Diocesan Board of Finance a
schedule of the cost of the maintenance of the ministry, which cost shall be borne by
the Maintenance of Ministry Fund for the diocese concerned. The scale of fees and
expenses payable for services shall be that provided for vacant incumbencies.


                                          6.

      It shall be the duty of an Incumbent, within the prescribed period, to claim all
statutory benefits for which he is eligible and, on request, to inform the Diocesan
Board of Finance of the amount thereof.


                                          7.

     The incapacity of an Incumbent shall be deemed to terminate when either he is
able (as evidenced by the completion and return of an absence statement and, if the
period of incapacity has exceeded seven days, a medical clearance certificate) to
resume his normal duties or he retires, whichever first happens.




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               THE SECOND SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO

                       Regulations relating to medical boards


                                          1.

     When an Incumbent has been incapacitated by physical or mental ill-health for
a continuous period exceeding four weeks, or for a total of twenty-eight days in any
one period of three months, the Bishop may require him to appear before a medical
board (hereinafter called the Board), constituted as hereinafter provided.


                                          2.

      The Board shall consist of an Archdeacon and two lay persons, both of whom
shall be registered medical practitioners. The Board shall advise the Bishop as to
whether in its opinion the Incumbent is unable by reason of incapacity of mind or
body temporarily or permanently to discharge the duties of his office.


                                          3.

      Each Diocesan Bishop, from his diocese, shall nominate to a list (hereinafter
called the Provincial List) an Archdeacon and two lay persons, both of whom shall be
registered medical practitioners. The names of such three persons shall remain on
the Provincial List for a period of three years and they shall be eligible for re-
nomination. Any vacancy in the Provincial List shall be filled by a further nomination
for three years by the Bishop. Anyone may resign from the Provincial List by written
notice to the Secretary of the Representative Body.


                                          4.

      When an Incumbent is required to appear before the Board the Secretary of the
Representative Body, acting as Secretary of the Board, shall select from the
Provincial List the members of the Board for that occasion, but the Board shall not
include anyone nominated from the diocese in which such Incumbent is then serving.


                                          5.

      An Incumbent who is required to appear before the Board shall be given at
least fourteen days’ prior written notice to that effect, and shall be entitled to be
represented or accompanied before the Board by one person.
                                                                             Canons


                                         6.

     The findings of the Board shall, within fourteen days of its deliberations, be
reported simultaneously to the Bishop and to the Incumbent. In the event of
disagreement between any members of the Board, the majority view shall prevail.
The Board shall be required to disclose reasons for its findings to the Incumbent, if
he so desires.


                                         7.

     An Incumbent, if so required by the Board, must ask his own medical adviser to
produce to the Board evidence of the Incumbent’s medical condition relevant to the
incapacity, and the Board may require an Incumbent to submit to an independent
medical examination.


                                         8.

      All expenses of the Board and of the Incumbent incurred under this Schedule
shall be borne by the Representative Body.
                                                                               Canons


                TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF DAYS
                 FOR ORDINATION IN THE CHURCH IN WALES

                        (Promulgated on 15 September 1982)

      WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the appointment of days on which it
shall be lawful to ordain to the Sacred Ministry in the Church in Wales.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                          1.

      On and after the date hereinafter specified for the coming into force and effect
of this Canon, it shall be lawful within and throughout the Province of Wales to ordain
to the Sacred Ministry upon such days as may from time to time be appointed for
that purpose by the Bench of Bishops.


                                          2.

     The Canon for extending the number of days on which Deacons may be made
and Priests may be ordained in the Church in Wales, promulgated on 27th
September 1973, is hereby repealed, but nothing herein shall be deemed to revive
any earlier Canon repealed by the said Canon of 27th September 1973.


                                          3.

     The provisions of this Canon shall come into force and effect on such day as
the Bench of Bishops shall appoint.
                                                                               Canons


                      TO PROMOTE ECUMENICAL RELATIONS
                             (HOLY MATRIMONY)

                        (Promulgated on 19 September l985)

     WHEREAS the Church in Wales has entered into a covenant with other
churches to work and pray for union in Wales, by which it has recognized the
members of all such churches as members of Christ in virtue of their common
baptism and common calling to participate in the ministry of the whole Church.

     AND WHEREAS it is now desirable to promote ecumenical relations by
permitting clerics of the Church in Wales to officiate at marriage services in such
places of worship as are hereinafter mentioned.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AS FOLLOWS:


                                           1.

      On and from the first day of October 1985, it shall be lawful within and
throughout the Province of Wales for a cleric of the Church in Wales to officiate at a
marriage service in a place of religious worship which has been registered as a
registered building for the solemnization of marriages in accordance with the
Marriage Act 1949 or any Act amending or re-enacting the same.
     Provided that:
     (a)   the cleric holds a licence from his diocesan bishop permitting him to
           officiate at such services in the parish in which the registered building is
           situated;
     (b)   the form of service to be used has been approved by the diocesan bishop;
     (c)   the trustees or governing body of the registered building consent or
           consents to the cleric so officiating;
     (d)   the cleric is an authorised person so to officiate in the registered building
           under the provisions of the Marriage Act l949 or any Act amending or re-
           enacting the same, or else solemnizes the marriage in the presence of a
           registrar of the registration district in which the registered building is
           situated;
     (e)   there is no impediment to the marriage of the couple according to the
           canon law of the Church in Wales.


                                           2.

    A licence permitting a cleric to officiate in accordance with clause 1 of this
Canon may be revoked in writing by the diocesan bishop at any time.
                                                                              Canons


                                          3.

      Nothing in this Canon shall be held or interpreted to permit a marriage to be
solemnized in a registered building following the publication of banns or according to
the rites of either the Church in Wales or the Church of England.
                                                                             Canons


       TO AMEND THE CANON LAW RELATING TO CLERICAL DISABILITIES

                                (Promulgated 19 April 1990)

      WHEREAS the Welsh Church Act, 1914, gave powers to the Church in Wales
to make alterations and modifications in ecclesiastical law, including the power of
altering and modifying such law so far as it is embodied in Acts of Parliament.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, should
cease to form part of the Canon Law of the Church in Wales and be replaced by
provisions allowing Deeds of Relinquishment of Holy Orders to be enrolled in the
Registry of the Lord Archbishop of Wales.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable to provide means whereby Deeds of
Relinquishment of Holy Orders can for good cause be vacated.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable to provide for the deposition from Holy Orders
and expulsion from office of clerics of the Church in Wales who have been convicted
before the Provincial Court of conduct giving just cause for scandal or offence.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                              1.

     The Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, shall cease forthwith to form part of the
ecclesiastical law of the Church in Wales, and paragraphs (d) to (j) of section 36 of
chapter XI3 of the Constitution of the Church in Wales shall be renumbered (e) to (k)
and a new paragraph (d) be inserted to read:
       (d)   the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870;


                                              2.

(1) Any person admitted (before or after the passing of this Canon) to the office of
cleric in the Church in Wales may, after having resigned such office any and every
preferment held by him or her in the Church in Wales, execute a Deed of
Relinquishment in the form set out in the schedule hereto.

(2)    Within 28 days of executing such Deed the said cleric shall:
       (a)   cause the same to be enrolled in the Registry of the Lord Archbishop of
             Wales;
       (b)   deliver an office copy of such enrolment to the Bishop of the diocese in
             which he or she last held a preferment or, if he or she has not held any
             preferment, to the Bishop of the diocese in which he or she is then
             resident, stating, in either case, his or her then place of residence;

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     (c)   upon delivery of an office copy to the Bishop of a diocese in accordance
           with sub-section (2)(b) hereof, give notice of such delivery to the
           Archbishop of the Province within which the said diocese is situate;
otherwise the Deed shall be deemed void.

(3) At the expiration of six months after an office copy of the enrolment of a Deed
of Relinquishment has been so delivered to a Bishop, he or his successor in office
shall, on the written application of the person executing the Deed, cause the Deed to
be recorded in the Registry of the diocese, and thereupon and thenceforth (but not
sooner) the following consequences shall ensue with respect to the person executing
the Deed:
     (a)   he or she shall be incapable of officiating or acting in any manner as a
           cleric of the Church in Wales, and of taking or holding any preferment
           therein, and shall cease to enjoy all rights, privileges, advantages, and
           exemptions attached to the office of cleric in the Church in Wales;
     (b)   every licence, office, and place held by him or her for which it is by law an
           indispensable qualification that the holder thereof should be a cleric of the
           Church in Wales shall be ipso facto determined and void;
     (c)   he or she shall be by virtue of this Canon discharged and free from all
           disabilities, disqualifications, restraints, and prohibitions to which, if this
           Canon or the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, had not been passed, he or
           she would, by force of any of the enactments mentioned in the first
           schedule to the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, or of any other law, have
           been subject as a person who had been admitted to the office of cleric in
           the Church in Wales, and from all jurisdiction, penalties, censures, and
           proceedings to which, if this Canon had not been passed, he or she would
           or might, under any of the same enactments or any other law, have been
           amenable or liable in consequence of his or her having been so admitted
           and of any act or thing done or omitted by him or her after such
           admission.
Provided that if no such written application has been received at the expiration of
nine months after the enrolment, the Deed shall be deemed void and the original
endorsed accordingly.

(4) For the purposes of any proceedings instituted within the aforesaid period of six
months against a person executing a Deed of Relinquishment under this Canon, the
service of any citation, notice or other documents at the place stated by him or her in
pursuance of this Canon as his or her place of residence shall be good service.

(5) A copy of the record in the Registry of a diocese of a Deed of Relinquishment
under this Canon, duly extracted and certified by the Registrar, shall be evidence of
the due execution, enrolment, and recording of the Deed, and of the fulfilment of all
the requirements of this Canon in relation thereto. The Registrar shall, on the
application of the person executing the Deed, give to him or her a copy of the record
duly extracted and certified, on payment of a fee for the recording and copy thereof.




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(6) Nothing in this Canon shall relieve any person or his or her estate from any
liability in respect of dilapidations or from any debt or other pecuniary liability incurred
or accrued before or after his or her execution of a Deed of Relinquishment under
this Canon, and the same may be enforced and recovered as if this Canon or the
Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, had not been passed.


                                             3.

(1) Any person who has relinquished the rights, privileges, advantages and
exemptions of the office of cleric in the Church in Wales in the manner provided by
the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, or this Canon, may at any time after the Deed of
Relinquishment executed by him or her has been recorded in the Registry of a
diocese, present to the Archbishop of the Province in which such diocese is situate a
petition in writing verified by a statutory declaration setting forth:
     (a)   the circumstances and reasons in and for which he or she executed the
           Deed of Relinquishment;
     (b)   the nature of the work or employment upon or in which he or she has
           been engaged, and the place or places in which he or she has resided
           subsequently to executing the Deed of Relinquishment;
     (c)   the circumstances and reasons in and for which he or she wishes to
           resume the position of an officiating cleric.

(2) The Archbishop shall after consultation with the Bishop of the diocese, not
being his own diocese, in which the Deed of Relinquishment has been recorded, and
after such other enquiry and consultation as he shall deem necessary, communicate
his decision to the petitioner and may, if he shall think fit, either forthwith or after an
interval, by writing under his hand and archiepiscopal seal, request the vacation of
the enrolment of the Deed of Relinquishment executed by the petitioner.

(3) Upon the production of such request such enrolment shall, subject to any rules
of Court being complied with, be vacated.

(4) After the vacation of the enrolment of a Deed of Relinquishment under this
Canon, or the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, the Bishop of the diocese in the
Registry of which such Deed is recorded shall cause the vacation of the enrolment
thereof to be likewise recorded in such Registry and thereupon, with respect to the
person who has executed the Deed, the consequences mentioned in paragraphs (1)
and (3) of section 4 of the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, or of paragraphs (a) and (c)
of section 2 of this Canon shall, subject to the provisions of this Canon, cease to
have effect.




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(5) A cleric who has executed a Deed of Relinquishment, the vacation of the
enrolment of which has been recorded under this Canon, shall, during a period of
two years after the date of the recording of the vacation, be incapable of holding any
benefice or other preferment including the office of a curate licensed under seal, but,
subject as aforesaid, may to such extent and under such conditions as the Bishop of
any diocese may determine, officiate as a cleric in such diocese under the
permission of such Bishop.

(6) After the said period of two years such cleric shall be capable of holding any
benefice or other preferment as aforesaid which he or she is entitled to hold under
the Constitution or canon law of the Church in Wales, in any diocese, subject to the
consent of the Bishop of such diocese being first obtained, and so that a consent
given under this sub-section may be either a general consent or consent given in
respect of some particular benefice or preferment.

(7) A copy of the record in the Registry of a diocese of the vacation under this
Canon of the enrolment of a Deed of Relinquishment duly extracted and certified by
the Registrar of the diocese shall be evidence of such vacation and of the recording
of such vacation.

(8) The Registrar of the diocese shall, on application of the cleric concerned, give
to him or her a copy of such record duly extracted and certified, on payment of a fee.


                                           4.

     Sub-sections (2) to (4) of section 254 of chapter XI of the Constitution of the
Church in Wales shall be renumbered sub-sections (3) to (5), and the following new
sub-section (2) shall be inserted:
       (2) Where a charge under section 18(e)(ii) hereof for conduct giving just
       cause for scandal or offence has been brought against a cleric of the Church in
       Wales by the Bishop of the diocese in which he or she holds office or resides, a
       judgement, sentence or order of the Provincial Court may include a
       recommendation to the aforesaid Bishop that the cleric be deposed from Holy
       Orders and expelled from the office of cleric of the Church in Wales, and the
       Bishop may make such order on the recommendation as he shall think fit,
       provided always that if he decides to make an order of deposition and
       expulsion:
       (a)   he shall execute a Deed of Deposition and Expulsion;
       (b)   he shall cause the same to be enrolled in the Registry of the Lord
             Archbishop of Wales;
       (c)   the Archbishop’s Registrar shall forthwith deliver an office copy of the
             enrolment to the Diocesan Bishop and to the cleric, and give notice to the
             Archbishop of his having so done.



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             Within six months of the enrolment of the Deed, the cleric may by written
       notice delivered to the Archbishop’s Registrar appeal against the decision of the
       Bishop to the Provincial Synod of the Church in Wales, the decision of which
       shall be final. At the expiration of six months after the enrolment of the Deed
       or, in the event of an appeal, immediately after the determination of such
       appeal by the Provincial Synod, the Bishop or his successor in office shall
       cause the Deed to be recorded in the Registry of the diocese, and thereupon
       and thenceforth (but not sooner) the same consequences shall ensue with
       regard to the person deposed and expelled in the Deed as if he or she had
       executed, enrolled and recorded a Deed of Relinquishment.


                                           5.

     A Deed of Deposition and Expulsion executed in accordance with section
25(2)5 of chapter XI of the Constitution of the Church in Wales may be vacated in the
same form and manner, and to the same effect, as a Deed of Relinquishment, in
accordance with the provisions of section 3 hereof.


                                           6.

     Section 346 of chapter XI of the Constitution shall be deleted and the following
substituted therefor:
                                           34.

            Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, the power of the Archbishop,
       a Diocesan Bishop, the Provincial Court, the Special Provincial Court and the
       Supreme Court shall include that of passing a sentence of monition,
       suspension or expulsion of office in, or deposition from Holy Orders and
       expulsion from the office of cleric of, the Church in Wales.


                                           7.

       This Canon may be cited as the Clerical Disabilities Canon, 1990.




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                                   The Schedule

                          Form of Deed of Relinquishment

     Know all men by these presents, that I

A. B.                                 of
having been admitted to the office of priest (or deacon as the case may be) in the
Church in Wales and having resigned (here to be inserted description of late
preferment, if any,) do hereby, in pursuance of the Clerical Disabilities Canon, 1990,
declare that I relinquish all rights, privileges, advantages and exemptions of the
offices by law belonging to it.

     IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
day of                                               20

                                                           (Signed)     A. B.
                                                           (Sealed)

Executed by A.B. in the presence of
C.D.
of (address of witness)




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                   TO AMEND THE CANON LAW RELATING TO
                 THE AGE FOR ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD

                              (Promulgated 19 April 1990)

      WHEREAS the Welsh Church Act, 1914, gave powers to the Church in Wales
to make alterations and modifications in ecclesiastical law, including the power of
altering and modifying such law insofar as it is embodied in Acts of Parliament.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Clergy Ordination Act, 1804, should
cease to form part of the canon law of the Church in Wales and should be deemed
to have ceased to form part of the canon law of the Church in Wales from the time of
Disestablishment.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Archbishop of Wales should be
empowered to issue Permissions whereby persons who have not attained the age of
twenty-four years may be ordained to the priesthood provided that they have attained
the age of twenty-three years.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                           1.

(1) The Clergy Ordination Act, 1804, shall cease to form part of the ecclesiastical
law of the Church in Wales, and shall be deemed to have ceased to form part of the
ecclesiastical law of the Church in Wales from March 30th 1920.

(2) Paragraphs (a) to (k) of section 367 of Chapter XI of the Constitution of the
Church in Wales shall be renumbered (b) to (l) and a new paragraph (a) to be
inserted to read:
       (a)   The Clergy Ordination Act, 1804;


                                           2.

     It shall be lawful for the Archbishop of Wales to grant a Faculty to a person over
the age of twenty-three years to be admitted a Priest in any Diocese in the Province
of Wales and to preach and administer the Sacraments although such person has
not attained the full age of twenty-four years.


                                           3.

       This Canon may be cited as the Age of Ordination Canon, 1990.




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    Now section 5 of Chapter 1


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                                                                             Canons


    TO PERMIT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL ECUMENICAL PROJECTS

                       (Promulgated on 26 September 1991)

     WHEREAS the Church in Wales has entered into a covenant with other
Churches to work and pray for union in Wales, by which it has recognised the
members of all such Churches as members of Christ in virtue of their common
baptism and common calling to participate in the ministry of the whole Church.

      AND WHEREAS ecumenical relations in Wales have already benefitted from a
number of local ecumenical partnerships in which the Church in Wales has
participated under due authority.

      AND WHEREAS it is desirable to establish local ecumenical projects under
licence of the diocesan bishop to promote greater unity among all Christians in
Wales.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                         1.

     After reaching agreement with the appropriate authorities of each participating
Church, it shall be lawful for a diocesan bishop of the Church in Wales to authorise
by written declaration the establishment of a local ecumenical project in a parish or
parishes, or in a part or parts of a parish or parishes, within his diocese.
     Provided that no such project shall be established unless:
     (a)   the Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales has consented thereto;
     (b)   the Diocesan Conference of the diocese in which the project is to be
           established has consented thereto;
     (c)   the Parochial Church Council or Councils of the parish or parishes in
           which the project is to be established has or have by resolution agreed
           thereto, and has or have communicated the resolution in writing to the
           diocesan bishop;
     (d)   the Incumbent or Incumbents of the parish or parishes in which the project
           is to be established has or have consented thereto.




                                                                                AS 3
                                                                                 Canons


                                            2.

(1) It shall be lawful for a diocesan bishop of the Church in Wales to authorise the
following to officiate within a local ecumenical project:
            (i) clerics, deaconesses, licensed readers and other members of the
                  Church in Wales in accordance with section 5 hereof;
            (ii) duly accredited ministers or other members of a Church, other than
                  the Church in Wales or a Church in communion with the Church in
                  Wales, which holds the Trinitarian Faith and administers the
                  sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion in accordance with
                  section 7 hereof.

(2) Clerics, deaconesses, licensed readers and members of the Church in Wales
who are to officiate regularly within the local ecumenical project shall hold a licence
in accordance with the provision of section 5 hereof.

(3) Clerics, deaconesses, licensed readers and members of the Church in Wales,
or of Churches in communion with the Church in Wales, who are to officiate
occasionally within a local ecumenical project shall have the written permission of the
diocesan bishop so to officiate and use only such forms of service as have been
approved by the diocesan bishop.

(4) Duly accredited ministers and members of other Churches as aforesaid who
are to officiate regularly in a local ecumenical project shall be authorised in writing in
accordance with section 7 hereof.


                                            3.

     After consultation with the appropriate authorities of each participating Church,
the Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales may, from time to time, make
regulations relating to the administration of a local ecumenical project.


                                            4.

     After consultation with the appropriate authorities of each participating Church,
a local ecumenical project established as herein enacted may be ended at any time
by the decision of the diocesan bishop, which decision shall be communicated to
each and every person authorised to officiate within the project and to each and
every person or body whose consent was required for its being established.




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                                                                                Canons


                                           5.

     It shall be lawful within and throughout the Province of Wales for a cleric,
deaconess, licensed reader or other member of the Church in Wales to officiate at
any one or more of the services set out in the First Schedule to this Canon at such
place or places of religious worship not belonging to the Church in Wales as may be
permitted by licence of the diocesan bishop.
     Provided that:
     (a)   the cleric, deaconess, licensed reader or other member of the Church in
           Wales holds a licence from the diocesan bishop permitting him or her so
           to officiate at such services in the parish or parishes in which the place or
           places of religious worship named in the licence is or are situated;
     (b)   the form or forms of service to be used has or have been approved by the
           diocesan bishop;
     (c)   the trustees or governing body of the place or places of religious worship
           consent or consents to the cleric, deaconess, licensed reader or other
           member of the Church in Wales so officiating;
     (d)   the cleric, deaconess, licensed reader or other member of the Church in
           Wales may only perform a duty similar to one which he or she is
           authorised to perform within the Church in Wales.


                                           6.

       A cleric, deaconess, licensed reader or any member of the Church in Wales
officiating according to the provisions of section 5 hereof may be permitted by the
diocesan bishop to attend, speak and vote at meetings of the Church or Churches
concerned to which he or she is invited by virtue of his or her ministry within the
terms of section 5 hereof.




                                                                                   AS 3
                                                                               Canons


                                          7.

     It shall be lawful within and throughout the Province of Wales for a duly
accredited minister or other member of a Church, other than the Church in Wales or
a Church in communion with the Church in Wales, which holds the Trinitarian Faith
and administers the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion to officiate at one
or more of the services set out in the Second Schedule to this Canon in such parish
or parishes as shall be indicated by written authorisation of the bishop of the diocese
in which the parish or parishes is or are situated.
     Provided that:
     (a)   the aforesaid person holds a written authorisation from the diocesan
           bishop permitting him or her to officiate at such service or services in the
           parish or parishes named therein;
     (b)   the form or forms of service to be used with the exception of the Holy
           Communion shall be those contained in the Book of Common Prayer for
           use in the Church in Wales or otherwise permitted by lawful authority or
           approved by the diocesan bishop;
     (c)   the celebrations of the Holy Communion shall be presided over by a duly
           accredited minister and the form of service shall be the Order for the Holy
           Communion prepared by the Commission of the Covenanted Churches;
     (d)   the bishop shall ensure that a service of Holy Communion according to
           the rites of the Church in Wales shall be celebrated on Christmas Day,
           Easter Day, Ascension Day and Pentecost within the parish or parishes
           concerned where this is requested by communicants within the project;
     (e)   the authority or authorities of the aforesaid person’s own Church shall
           have consented in writing to his or her being permitted so to officiate
           within the Church in Wales;
     (f)   the Parochial Church Council or Councils of the parish or parishes in
           which the aforesaid person is to officiate shall by resolution have agreed
           to accept his or her ministry and shall have communicated the resolution
           in writing to the diocesan bishop;
     (g)   the aforesaid person may only perform a duty within the Church in Wales
           similar to one which he or she is authorised to perform within his or her
           own Church;
     (h)   the aforesaid person shall have agreed in writing to be bound by the
           directions of the diocesan bishop and such other lawful authorities as the
           Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales may deem expedient with
           regard to his or her activities under the written authorisation.




                                                                                  AS 3
                                                                                Canons


                                            8.

(1) The Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales may, from time to time, make
regulations relating to the administration of a parish or parishes in which a duly
accredited minister or member of a Church, other than the Church in Wales or a
Church which is in communion with the Church in Wales, is officiating in accordance
with section 7 hereof where such parish or parishes is or are not part of a local
ecumenical project, providing for:
       (a)   his or her right to attend, speak and vote at meetings of the Vestry,
             Parochial Church Council, Ruridecanal Conference, Deanery Chapter and
             other such bodies;
       (b)   the nomination of the warden to be appointed by the Incumbent in
                                                     8
             accordance with section 17 of chapter VI of the Constitution;
       (c)   duties of residence within the parsonage and the maintenance thereof;
       (d)   the application of the rules and regulations relating to burials and burial
             grounds within the parish;
       (e)   such other matters relating to the administration of the parish as the
             Bench of Bishops may, from time to time, deem to be expedient.

(2) Regulations made in accordance with sub-section 1 hereof shall be valid only
when approved by the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, but sections 379 and
439 of chapter II of the Constitution shall not apply to the procedure for such
approval.


                                            9.

     A licence issued in accordance with section 5 hereof or a written authorisation
issued in accordance with section 7 hereof may be revoked in writing by the
diocesan bishop at any time.


                                           10.

(1) Where a cleric, deaconess, licensed reader or other member of the Church in
Wales has been appointed by a diocesan bishop by licence to an extra-parochial
office within the ministry of the Church in Wales, it shall be lawful for the diocesan
bishop, after reaching agreement with the appropriate authorities of each
participating Church, by written declaration to authorise within the diocese the
establishment of a local ecumenical project including such extra-parochial ministry.

(2) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of the proviso to section 1 hereof, and sections 2 to 9
hereof shall apply in relation to local ecumenical projects authorised by virtue of this
section, save that paragraph (f) of the proviso to section 7, and section 8 shall be
omitted.
8
    Now section 13 and Regulation 14 of Chapter IV C
9
    Now section 11 of Chapter II


                                                                                   AS 3
                                                                                    Canons


                                               11.

(1)     Nothing contained in this Canon shall be taken to affect or be deemed to affect
             (i) the declaration of canonical obedience made by a cleric of the
                  Church in Wales;
             (ii)    the declaration made and subscribed by a cleric of the Church in
                     Wales in accordance with section 66 of chapter VII 10 of the
                     Constitution of the Church in Wales;
             (iii)   the faith, discipline, articles, doctrinal statements, rites, ceremonies
                     or formularies of the Church in Wales.

(2) The provisions of section 4 of Chapter I11 of the Constitution shall not apply to
this Canon.


                                               12.

        This Canon may be cited as the Local Ecumenical Projects Canon, 1991.




10
      Now section 10 of Chapter VI
11
      Section 4 has been omitted


                                                                                       AS 3
                                                                          Canons


                                 FIRST SCHEDULE


    Services at which clerics, deaconesses, licensed readers and members of the
Church in Wales may officiate under the provisions of section 5 of this Canon.

                    The Holy Communion

                    Holy Baptism

                    Confirmation/Reception

                    Morning Service

                    Evening Service

                    Ministry of Healing

                    Burial of the Dead



                              SECOND SCHEDULE


    Services at which duly accredited ministers and members of other
denominations may officiate in accordance with the provisions of section 7 of this
Canon.

                    The Holy Communion according to the Order for the Holy
                    Communion prepared by the Commission of the Covenanted
                    Churches

                    Holy Baptism

                    Morning Prayer

                    Evening Prayer

                    The Litany

                    Communion of the Sick

                    Burial of the Dead




                                                                             AS 3
                                                                              Canons


                  TO IMPLEMENT THE PORVOO DECLARATION

                        (Promulgated on 28 September 1995)

      WHEREAS the Anglican Churches of Britain and Ireland and the Lutheran
Churches of the Nordic and Baltic countries have reached a common understanding
of the nature and purpose of the Church, a fundamental agreement in faith and an
agreement on episcopacy in the service of the apostolicity of the Church.

    AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Church in Wales join with the other
Churches in making a declaration of mutual acknowledgement and commitment.

     BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED THAT the Church in Wales
agrees to join with the Churches set out in the Second Schedule hereto in making
the Declaration set out in the First Schedule hereto.



                             THE FIRST SCHEDULE
                           THE PORVOO DECLARATION

     We, the Church of Denmark, the Church of England, the Estonian Evangelical-
Lutheran Church, the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland, the Evangelical-
Lutheran Church of Iceland, the Church of Ireland, the Evangelical-Lutheran Church
of Latvia, the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Lithuania, the Church of Norway, the
Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of Sweden and the Church in Wales, on the
basis of our common understanding of the nature and purpose of the Church,
fundamental agreement in faith and our agreement on episcopacy in the service of
the apostolicity of the Church, contained in Chapters II-IV of The Porvoo Common
Statement make the following acknowledgements and commitments:
     (a)   (i)   we acknowledge one another’s churches as churches belonging to
                 the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and
                 truly participating in the apostolic mission of the whole people of
                 God;
           (ii) we acknowledge that in all our churches the Word of God is
                 authentically preached, and the sacraments of baptism and the
                 eucharist are duly administered;
           (iii) we acknowledge that all our churches share in the common
                 confession of the apostolic faith;
           (iv) we acknowledge that one another’s ordained ministries are given by
                 God as instruments of his grace and as possessing not only the
                 inward call of the Spirit, but also Christ’s commission through his
                 body, the Church;
           (v) we acknowledge that personal, collegial and communal oversight
                 (episcope) is embodied and exercised in all our churches in a variety
                 of forms, in continuity of apostolic life, mission and ministry;




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                                                                           Canons


      (vi) we acknowledge that the episcopal office is valued and maintained in
             all our churches as a visible sign expressing and serving the
             Church’s unity and continuity in apostolic life, mission and ministry.
(b)   We commit ourselves:
      (i) to share a common life in mission and service, to pray for and with
             one another, and to share resources;
      (ii) to welcome one another’s members to receive sacramental and
             other pastoral ministrations;
      (iii) to regard baptized members of all our churches as members of our
             own;
      (iv) to welcome diaspora congregations into the life of the indigenous
             churches, to their mutual enrichment;
      (v) to welcome persons episcopally ordained in any of our churches to
             the office of bishop, priest or deacon to serve, by invitation and in
             accordance with any regulations which may from time to time be in
             force, in that ministry in the receiving church without re-ordination;
      (vi) to invite one another’s bishops normally to participate in the laying on
             of hands at the ordination of bishops as a sign of the unity and
             continuity of the church;
      (vii) to work towards a common understanding of diaconal ministry;
      (viii) to establish appropriate forms of collegial and conciliar consultation
             on significant matters of faith and order, life and work;
      (ix) to encourage consultations of representatives of our churches, and
             to facilitate learning and exchange of ideas and information in
             theological and pastoral matters;
      (x) to establish a contact group to nurture our growth in communion and
             to co-ordinate the implementation of this agreement.



                        THE SECOND SCHEDULE

                 The Church of England
                 The Estonian Evangelical-Lutheran Church
                 The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland
                 The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Iceland
                 The Church of Ireland
                 The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Latvia
                 The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Lithuania
                 The Church of Norway
                 The Scottish Episcopal Church
                 The Church of Sweden




                                                                            AS 10
                                                                               Canons


                TO ENABLE WOMEN TO BE ORDAINED AS PRIESTS

                         (Promulgated on 19 September 1996)

     WHEREAS canon law as received by the Church in Wales prohibited women
from being admitted to Holy Orders.

   AND WHEREAS the Church in Wales has provided for the admission of
women to the Holy Order of Deacons.

     AND WHEREAS it is now appropriate in the Church in Wales that women be
ordained as Priests.

     AND WHEREAS it is the intention of the Church in Wales to continue the
ministry of the universal Church in its threefold order of Bishops, Priests and
Deacons and to remain part of the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

     AND WHEREAS the Bench of Bishops is unanimously committed to collegial
action in order to secure a continuing place in the life of the Church in Wales for
people of differing conscientious convictions on this issue, and has published
pastoral guidelines to this end.

      AND WHEREAS the Church in Wales, subject to the provisions of the civil law
relating to sex discrimination, wishes to respect those who in conscience cannot
accept that women be ordained as Priests.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                          1.

       Henceforth in the Church in Wales women may be ordained as Priests.


                                          2.

     No Bishop shall be obliged to bring proceedings before the Provincial Court
under the provisions of section 18(e)(i) or (ii) of Chapter XI12 of the Constitution in
respect of a cleric or other member of the Church in Wales who dissents in
conscience from the terms of section 1 hereof.




12
     Now section 9 of Chapter IX


                                                                                AS 12
                                                                            Canons


                                         3.

      Wheresoever in the Constitution of the Church in Wales, the Book of Common
Prayer for use in the Church in Wales or any form of service lawfully authorised for
use in the Church in Wales reference is made to a Priest, the reference shall be
deemed to include women who have been ordained as Priests where such an
interpretation is in accordance with the purposes of section 1 hereof.


                                         4.

     The provisions of this Canon shall come into force and effect on such day as
the Bench of Bishops shall appoint.




                                                                              AS 12
                                                                              Canons


FOR THE REMOVAL OF DOUBT CONCERNING MARRIAGE AFTER DIVORCE AS
           AN IMPEDIMENT TO ADMISSION TO HOLY ORDERS

                        (Promulgated on 13 September 1998)

       WHEREAS there is doubt whether or not marriage following divorce during the
lifetime of a former spouse or marriage to a divorced person during the lifetime of
that person’s former spouse is an impediment by reason of which a person ought not
to be admitted to Holy Orders.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable that any such doubt be removed.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that from the day appointed by the
Bench of Bishops for the coming into force and effect of this Canon:
     (a)   marriage following divorce during the lifetime of a former spouse; and
     (b)   marriage to a divorced person during the lifetime of that person’s former
           spouse,

shall both be recognised as canonical impediments in the Church in Wales by
reason of which a person shall not be admitted to Holy Orders;

provided that the Bench of Bishops shall have power to grant dispensations from
these impediments in individual cases following consultation with a provincial panel
of advisers set up under the authority of this Canon and upon which each diocese
shall be represented.




                                                                                AS 16
                                                                               Canons


                   TO IMPLEMENT THE REUILLY AGREEMENT

                           (Promulgated on 27 April 2000)

      WHEREAS the Church of the Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine, the
Evangelical-Lutheran Church of France, the Reformed Church of Alsace and
Lorraine, the Reformed Church of France, the Church of England, the Church of
Ireland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church in Wales have on the basis of
their fundamental agreement in faith, common understanding of the nature and
purpose of the Church and convergence on the apostolicity of the Church and
ministry contained in Chapters II-VI of the Reuilly Common Statement made certain
acknowledgements and commitments

    AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Church in Wales join with the other
Churches in making a declaration of such mutual acknowledgements and
commitments

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED AND DECLARED that the Church in Wales agrees to join
with the other Churches hereinbefore referred to in making the declaration set out in
the Schedule hereto.


                                 THE SCHEDULE
                            THE REUILLY AGREEMENT

     (a)   Acknowledgements
           (i) We acknowledge one another’s churches as churches belonging to
                 the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and
                 truly participating in the apostolic mission of the whole people of
                 God.
           (ii) We acknowledge that in all our churches the word of God is
                 authentically preached, and the sacraments of baptism and the
                 eucharist are duly administered.
           (iii) We acknowledge that all our churches share in the common
                 confession of the apostolic faith.
           (iv) We acknowledge that one another’s ordained ministries are given by
                 God as instruments of grace for the mission and unity of the Church
                 and for the proclamation of the word and the celebration of the
                 sacraments.
           (v) We acknowledge one another’s ordained ministries as possessing
                 not only the inward call of the Spirit but also Christ’s commission
                 through the Church, and look forward to the time when the fuller
                 visible unity of our churches makes possible the interchangeability of
                 ministers.
           (vi) We acknowledge that personal, collegial and communal oversight
                 (episkope) is embodied and exercised in all our churches in a variety
                 of forms, as a visible sign expressing and serving the Church’s unity
                 and continuity in apostolic life, mission and ministry.



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                                                                            Canons


(b)   Commitments
      We commit ourselves to share a common life and mission. We will take
      steps to closer fellowship in as many areas of Christian life and witness as
      possible, so that all our members together may advance on the way to full
      visible unity. As the next steps we agree:
      (i) to seek appropriate ways to share a common life in mission and
             service, to pray for and with one another, and to work towards the
             sharing of spiritual and human resources;
      (ii) to welcome one another’s members to each other’s worship and to
             receive pastoral ministrations;
      (iii) to welcome one another’s members into the congregational life of
             each other’s churches;
      (iv) to encourage shared worship. When eucharistic worship is judged to
             be appropriate, it may move beyond eucharistic hospitality for
             individuals. The participation of ordained ministers would reflect the
             presence of two or more churches expressing their closer unity in
             faith and baptism and demonstrate that we are still striving towards
             making more visible the unity of the One, Holy, Catholic and
             Apostolic Church. Nevertheless, such participation still falls short of
             the full interchangeability of ministers. The rite should be that of the
             church to which the presiding minister belongs, and that minister
             should say the eucharistic prayer.
      (v) to welcome ordained ministers of our churches to serve in each
             other’s churches, in accordance with the discipline of our respective
             churches, to the extent made possible by our agreement;
      (vi) to continue theological discussions between our churches to work on
             the outstanding issues hindering fuller communion, whether
             bilaterally or in a wider European, ecumenical framework;
      (vii) to work towards closer relations between ourselves in diaspora
             situations;
      (viii) to encourage ecumenical visits, twinnings and exchanges;
      (ix) to establish a contact group to nurture our growth in communion, to
             facilitate regular consultation on significant matters, and to
             co-ordinate the implementation of this agreement.




                                                                              AS 20
                                                                              Canons


                 TO SUPPORT RELATIONS WITH OTHER CHURCHES

                           (Promulgated on 7 April 2005)

      WHEREAS the inter-church process has its practical expression at the local
level in the commitment of the Churches to one another.

    AND WHEREAS the Church in Wales has entered into a covenant with other
Churches to work and pray for union in Wales.

     AND WHEREAS it is desirable to make provision for ecumenical worship
throughout the Province.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                          1.

(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3) hereof, within and throughout the
Church in Wales, a minister or lay person who is baptized and is a member in good
standing of another Church holding the Trinitarian Faith and administering the
Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion may be invited by the incumbent of a
parish to perform all or any of the following duties within that parish:
           (i) to lead Morning or Evening Prayer or other non-sacramental service;
           (ii) to read the Holy Scriptures at any service;
           (iii) to preach at any service;
           (iv) to read the Litany, to lead the intercessions at the Holy Communion
                  and to lead prayers at other services;
           (v) to conduct a service of Holy Baptism;
           (vi) to assist at a service of Holy Matrimony, save for the solemnization
                  of the marriage;
           (vii) conduct a funeral service;
           (viii) to assist in the distribution of the elements at the Holy Communion;
           (ix) to preside at a service of the Holy Communion according to the form
                  or forms of service authorised by the Commission of the Covenanted
                  Churches;




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                                                                                Canons


     Provided that:
     (a)   the aforesaid minister or lay person is authorized to perform the same or a
           similar duty in his or her own Church;
     (b)   in the case of sub-paragraphs (v), (vi) and (vii) above, the persons
           concerned have requested the incumbent to give the invitation;
     (c)   in the case of sub-paragraph (ix) above, a celebration of the Holy
           Communion shall be presided over by one or more ordained ministers of
           the Word and Sacraments; and notice of the holding of such a service
           shall, so far as practicable, be given on the Sunday immediately
           preceding, with an indication of the denomination to which the minister or
           ministers who are to preside belong;
     (d)   in the case of sub-paragraphs (i), (viii) and (ix) above, if such a duty is to
           be performed on a frequent basis, the approval of the diocesan bishop
           has been obtained.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3) hereof, a member in good standing
of the Religious Society of Friends or of the Salvation Army may be invited by the
incumbent of a parish to perform within that parish any or all of the duties specified in
sub-section (1) above, with the exception of sub-paragraphs (v), (viii) and (ix),
provided that:
     (a)   in the case of a member of the Salvation Army, he or she is authorized to
           perform the same or a similar duty in the Salvation Army;
     (b)   in the case of duties specified in sub-paragraphs (1)(vi) and (vii) above,
           the persons concerned have requested the incumbent to give the
           invitation;
     (c)   in the case of paragraph (1)(iii) above, if the invitation is to preach at a
           service of Holy Communion or Holy Baptism, the diocesan bishop is
           satisfied that there are special circumstances on each such occasion
           which justify such an invitation being issued;
     (d)   if such a duty is to be performed on a frequent basis, the approval of the
           diocesan bishop has been obtained.

(3) An invitation to perform any duty covered by sub-sections (1) or (2) above in
connection with a service of ordination or confirmation may be given only by the
diocesan bishop and only if the approval of the incumbent and the parochial church
council has been obtained.




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                                                                                  Canons


                                            2.

      A bishop who receives an invitation to take part in an ecumenical service or a
service of another denomination may in the course of that service perform any duty
assigned to him provided that:
     (a)   the duty is, or is similar to, a duty which he is authorized to perform in the
           Church in Wales; and
     (b)   he has, before accepting the invitation, consulted the incumbent of the
           parish in which the service is to take place and, in the case of an invitation
           to take part in a service in another diocese, received the approval of the
           bishop of that diocese; and
     (c)   in the case of an invitation to take part in the ordination or consecration of
           a minister of another Church, or to take part in a service of confirmation,
           or to preside at the Holy Communion other than according to the form or
           forms of service authorised by the Commission of the Covenanted
           Churches, he has received the consent of the diocesan bishops of the
           Church in Wales.


                                            3.

      Notwithstanding any provision of any Canon, a cleric, licensed lay minister or
other member of the Church in Wales who receives an invitation to take part in an
ecumenical service or a service of another denomination may in the course of that
service perform any duty assigned to him or her, provided that:
     (a)   the duty is or is similar to a duty which he or she is authorized to perform
           in the Church in Wales; and
     (b)   he or she has, before accepting the invitation, obtained the consent of the
           incumbent of the parish in which the service is to take place; and
     (c)   in the case of an invitation to take part in the ordination or consecration of a
           minister of another Church, or to preside at the Holy Communion other than
           according to the form or forms of service authorised by the Commission of
           the Covenanted Churches, he or she has received the approval of the
           bishop of the diocese in which the service is to take place; and
     (d)   in the case of an invitation to take part in any service on a frequent basis,
           he or she has received the approval of both the bishop of the diocese and
           of the incumbent and of the parochial church council of the parish in which
           the service is to take place.




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                                         4.

     A bishop or priest who has accepted an invitation to take part in the ordination
or consecration of a minister of another Church may not, by the laying on of hands or
otherwise, do any act which is a sign of the conferring of holy orders, unless that
Church is an episcopal Church with which the Church in Wales is in full communion.


                                         5.

      The incumbent of a parish may, with the approval of the parochial church
council and the diocesan bishop, invite members of another Church or Churches to
use a church building in the parish for worship in accordance with the forms of
service and practice of that other Church (or Churches) on such occasions as may
be specified in the approval given by the bishop.


                                         6.

      Approvals given by a diocesan bishop pursuant to this Canon shall be in writing
and shall be in accordance with any directions made from time to time by the Bench
of Bishops of the Church in Wales.


                                         7.

     In this Canon the expression “incumbent” includes:
           (i) in relation to a vacant parish (and where paragraph (ii) below does
                not apply) the Area Dean; and
           (ii) in relation to a vacant parish the incumbency of which has been
                suspended, the priest-in-charge appointed by the diocesan bishop.


                                         8.

    This Canon may be cited as the Canon to Support Relations with other
Churches 2005.




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             TO PERMIT THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SUPPORT OF
                   LOCAL ECUMENICAL PARTNERSHIPS

                           (Promulgated on 7 April 2005)

     WHEREAS the Local Ecumenical Projects Canon 1991 made provision for the
establishment of local ecumenical projects (now known as local ecumenical
partnerships), and ecumenical relations in Wales have already benefited from a
number of such partnerships in which the Church in Wales has participated under
due authority.

     AND WHEREAS the Church in Wales has entered into a covenant with other
Churches to work and pray for union in Wales, by which it has recognised the
members of all such Churches as members of Christ in virtue of their common
baptism and common calling to participate in the ministry of the whole Church.

      AND WHEREAS it is desirable to continue to establish and support local
ecumenical partnerships under licence of the diocesan bishop to promote greater
unity among all Christians in Wales.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                          1.

(1) It shall be lawful for a diocesan bishop of the Church in Wales to authorise by
written declaration the establishment of a local ecumenical partnership in a parish or
parishes or in part or parts thereof within his diocese, after reaching agreement with
the appropriate authorities of each participating Church holding the Trinitarian Faith
and administering the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
     Provided that the diocesan bishop shall have received the written approval of:
     (a)   the Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales;
     (b)   the Diocesan Conference of the diocese in which the partnership is to be
           established;
     (c)   the Parochial Church Council or Councils of the parish or parishes in
           which the partnership is to be established; and
     (d)   the incumbent or incumbents of the parish or parishes in which the
           partnership is to be established.

(2) Any such local ecumenical partnership shall have a written constitution or
covenant approved by the diocesan bishop.




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                                           2.

      It shall be lawful for a diocesan bishop of the Church in Wales after consultation
with the appropriate authorities of each participating Church to authorise the
following to officiate within a local ecumenical partnership:
            (i) clerics, licensed lay ministers and other members of the Church in
                   Wales in accordance with section 6 hereof;
            (ii) ministers or other baptised members of the participating Churches in
                   accordance with section 8 hereof.


                                           3.

     After consultation with the appropriate authorities of each participating Church,
the Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales may, from time to time, make
regulations relating to the administration of a local ecumenical partnership.


                                           4.

     The diocesan bishop shall, in collaboration with the appropriate authorities of
each participating Church, conduct periodic reviews of each local ecumenical
partnership.


                                           5.

      The involvement of the Church in Wales in a local ecumenical partnership
established as herein enacted may be ended at any time by the decision of the
diocesan bishop, after consultation with the appropriate authorities of each
participating Church, which decision shall be communicated to each and every
person authorised to officiate within the partnership and to each and every person or
body whose consent was required for its being established.




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                                           6.

      It shall be lawful within a local ecumenical partnership for a cleric, licensed lay
minister or other member of the Church in Wales authorised pursuant to the
provisions of section 2(i) hereof to officiate at or perform any duty assigned to him or
her in an ecumenical service or a service of another participating denomination.
Provided that:
     (a)   the duty is or is similar to a duty which he or she is authorised to perform
           within the Church in Wales; and
     (b)   in the case of a service of Holy Communion, the form of service to be
           used shall be an authorised rite of any participating Church or of the
           Commission of the Covenanted Churches; and
     (c)   in the case of an invitation to take part in the ordination or consecration of
           a minister of another Church, or to preside at the Holy Communion other
           than in accordance with proviso (b) hereof, he or she has received the
           approval of the bishop of the diocese.


                                           7.

     A cleric, licensed lay minister or any member of the Church in Wales authorised
pursuant to the provisions of section 2(i) hereof may attend, speak and vote at
meetings of the participating Church or Churches concerned.




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                                          8.

      It shall be lawful within a local ecumenical partnership for a minister or other
baptised member of a participating Church authorised pursuant to the provisions of
section 2(ii) hereof to perform all or any of the following duties:
            (i) lead Morning or Evening Prayer or other non-sacramental service;
            (ii) to read the Holy Scriptures at any service;
            (iii) to preach at any service;
            (iv) to read the Litany, to lead the intercessions at the Holy Communion
                   and to lead prayers at other services;
            (v) to conduct a service of Holy Baptism;
            (vi) to assist at a service of Holy Matrimony, save for the solemnization
                   of the marriage;
            (vii) to conduct a funeral service;
            (viii) to assist in the distribution of the elements at the Holy Communion;
            (ix) to preside at a service of the Holy Communion according to the form
                   or forms of service authorised by the Commission of the Covenanted
                   Churches or of any of the participating Churches;
            (x) to administer Communion of the Sick.
      Provided that:
     (a)   the aforesaid person is authorised to perform a similar duty in his or her
           own Church;
     (b)   the celebrations of the Holy Communion shall be presided over by an
           ordained minister of the Word and Sacraments;
     (c)   notice of the holding of any service of Holy Communion shall, so far as
           practicable, be given on the Sunday immediately preceding, with an
           indication of the form of service to be used and the denomination to which
           the minister who is to preside belongs;
     (d)   the bishop shall ensure that a service of Holy Communion according to a
           rite of the Church in Wales shall be celebrated on Christmas Day, Easter
           Day, Ascension Day and Pentecost within the parish or parishes
           concerned where this is requested by communicants within the
           partnership;
     (e)   the authority or authorities of the aforesaid person’s own Church shall
           have consented to his or her being permitted so to officiate;
     (f)   the aforesaid person shall have agreed to be bound by the constitution or
           covenant of the local ecumenical partnership concerned, as approved by
           the diocesan bishop.




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                                           9.

(1) The Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales may, from time to time, make
regulations relating to the administration of a parish or parishes in which a minister or
other baptised member of a Church is authorised to officiate pursuant to the
provisions of section 2(ii) hereof, where such parish or parishes is or are part of a
local ecumenical partnership, providing for:
     (a)   his or her right to attend, speak and vote at meetings of the Vestry,
           Parochial Church Council, Deanery Conference, Deanery Chapter and
           other such bodies;
     (b)   the nomination of the churchwarden to be appointed by the incumbent in
           accordance with section 17 of Chapter VI of the Constitution;
     (c)   duties of residence within the parsonage and the maintenance thereof;
     (d)   the application of the rules and regulations relating to burials and burial
           grounds within the parish;
     (e)   such other matters relating to parochial administration as the Bench of
           Bishops may, from time to time, deem to be expedient.

(2) Regulations made in accordance with sub-section (1) hereof shall be valid only
when approved by the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, but sections 36, 37
and 43 of Chapter II of the Constitution shall not apply to the procedure for such
approval.


                                          10.

      Authorisation given in accordance with section 2 hereof may be revoked in
writing by the diocesan bishop at any time.




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                                         11.

(1) After consultation with the incumbent or incumbents and Parochial Church
Council or Councils of the parish or parishes of a local ecumenical partnership, and
with the appropriate authorities of each other participating Church, a diocesan bishop
may recognise a local meeting of the Religious Society of Friends or a local
gathering of the Salvation Army as associate members of that partnership.

(2) Within a local ecumenical partnership where recognition has been given under
this section, a member in good standing of the Religious Society of Friends or of the
Salvation Army may perform within that partnership any or all of the duties specified
in section 8 hereof, with the exception of sub-paragraphs (v), (viii), (ix) and (x),
provided that:
     (a)   in the case of a member of the Salvation Army, he or she is authorised to
           perform the same or a similar duty in the Salvation Army;
     (b)   in the case of the duties specified in sub-paragraphs (vi) and (vii) of
           section 8 the persons concerned have requested the incumbent to give
           the invitation;
     (c)   the authority or authorities of the Religious Society of Friends or the
           Salvation Army, as the case may be, have consented to his or her being
           permitted so to officiate; and
     (d)   he or she shall have agreed to be bound by the constitution or covenant of
           the local ecumenical partnership concerned, as approved by the diocesan
           bishop.


                                         12.

(1) Where a cleric, licensed lay minister or other member of the Church in Wales
has been appointed by a diocesan bishop by licence to an extra-parochial office
within the ministry of the Church in Wales, it shall be lawful for the diocesan bishop,
after reaching agreement with the appropriate authorities of each participating
Church by written declaration, to authorise within the diocese the establishment of a
local ecumenical partnership including such extra-parochial ministry.

(2) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of the proviso to section 1(1) hereof, and sections 2 to
10 hereof with the exception of sub-sections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of section 9 hereof,
shall apply in relation to local ecumenical partnerships authorised by virtue of this
section.




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                                            13.

       Nothing contained in this Canon shall be taken to affect or be deemed to affect
            (i) the declaration of canonical obedience made by a cleric of the
                  Church in Wales;
            (ii) the declaration made and subscribed by a cleric of the Church in
                  Wales in accordance with section 66 of Chapter VII 13 of the
                  Constitution of the Church in Wales;
            (iii) the faith, discipline, articles, doctrinal statements, rites, ceremonies
                  or formularies of the Church in Wales.


                                            14.

     The Canon to Permit the Establishment of Local Ecumenical Projects 1991 is
hereby repealed.


                                            15.

       In this Canon the expression “incumbent” includes:
             (i) in relation to a vacant parish (and where paragraph (ii) below does
                  not apply) the Area Dean; and
             (ii) in relation to a vacant parish the incumbency of which has been
                  suspended, the priest-in-charge appointed by the diocesan bishop.


                                            16.

       This Canon may be cited as the Local Ecumenical Partnerships Canon 2005.




13
     Now section 10 of Chapter VI


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      TO MAKE REVISED PROVISION FOR THE TERMS OF SERVICE
OF THE HOLDERS OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICES IN THE CHURCH IN WALES

                          (Promulgated 23 September 2010)

      WHEREAS the Governing Body of the Church in Wales has decided that there
should be a revised basis for the Terms of Service of the holders of Ecclesiastical
Offices in the Church in Wales in accordance with the terms of this Canon.

BE IT HEREBY ENACTED as follows:


                                    COMMON TENURE

                                            1.

(1) The terms of service under which persons to whom this Canon applies hold
office shall be known as Common Tenure.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this section, this Canon shall apply to each of the
following holders of ecclesiastical offices who in the case of any such person as is
referred to in paragraphs (a) to (h):
           (i) is appointed to an office after the coming into force of this section,
                 and
           (ii) holds office on the coming into force of this section and has agreed
                 to the application of this Canon to him or her in accordance with
                 subsections (5) and (6)

(3)   The holders of ecclesiastical offices referred to in subsection (2) are:
      (a)   the Archbishop of Wales (in this Canon hereinafter referred to as “the
            Archbishop”);
      (b)   any diocesan bishop;
      (c)   any assistant bishop;
      (d)   any dean, canon or other person in holy orders holding stipendiary office
            in a cathedral;
      (e)   any archdeacon;
      (f)   any incumbent;
      (g)   any other person in holy orders who exercises his or her office or ministry
            in accordance with a licence from the bishop of the diocese in which the
            office is exercised; and
      (h)   any deaconess, reader or lay worker who exercises his or her office or
            ministry in accordance with a licence from the bishop of the diocese in
            which the office is exercised who receives a stipend or other emoluments
            of office (including the provision of accommodation) in respect of his or
            her office.




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(4) Any person to whom Common Tenure applies shall hold his or her office in
accordance with the Statement of Terms of Service for Common Tenure made under
Section 2.

(5)   As soon as practicable after this sub section comes into force:
      (a)   the Archbishop shall notify, in writing, every diocesan bishop holding office
            in the Church in Wales on that date,
      (b)   the Senior Bishop shall notify, in writing, the Archbishop, and
      (c)   each diocesan bishop shall notify, in writing, each assistant bishop and
            every person referred to in subsections (3)(d) to (h) holding office in his
            diocese on that date,
      requesting him or her to indicate in writing whether or not that person agrees to
      Common Tenure and, if so, to make a declaration in writing to that effect.

(6) From the date of the receipt by the Archbishop, the Senior Bishop or the
Diocesan Bishop as the case may be of the indication in writing referred to in
subsection (5) where a person has indicated agreement to Common Tenure applying
to him or to her it shall so apply from such date.



                                  IMPLEMENTATION

                                            2.

(1) The Representative Body shall prepare and publish a Statement of Terms of
Service for Common Tenure which shall without prejudice to the generality of this
obligation include provision for:
      (a)   terms and conditions of work;
      (b)   the resolution of disputes;
      (c)   development and personnel support; and
      (d)   the publication of information and consultation thereon.

(2) The Statement of Terms of Service referred to in subsection (1) and any
proposed amendment thereto shall be laid before the Governing Body and shall not
come into force until approved by the Governing Body.




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                                SHORT TITLE

                                      3.

    This Canon may be cited as the Clergy Terms of Service Canon 2010.



                             COMMENCEMENT

                                      4.

     This Canon shall come into force on such day as the Bench of Bishops may
appoint and different days may be appointed for different provisions.




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                                  SECTION 1.2

                  CANONS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES - PART 2
[The following canons only amend chapters of the Constitution or the Book of
Common Prayer and are not required by the Standing Committee of the Governing
Body to be printed in full.]

                               Table of Contents
                         (Promulgation Dates in brackets)

1.   Resignation of Incumbents
                                                              (28 September 1949)

2.   The Better Distribution and Use of Clerical Manpower
                                                              (25 September 1968)

3.   Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Baptism and Confirmation)
                                                                   (8 April 1970)

4.   Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Burial of the Dead)
                                                               (27 September 1973)

5.   Revision of Part of the Book Of Common Prayer (Holy Matrimony)
                                                                      (2 May 1974)

6.   For Effecting Miscellaneous Amendments to the Constitution of the Church In
     Wales
                                                           (26 September 1974)

7.   Revision of Parts of the Book of Common Prayer (the Calendar, Tables and
     Rules)
                                                          (28 September 1978)

8.   Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Thanksgiving for the Birth or
     Adoption of a Child)
                                                          (27 September 1979)

9. Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Blessing of a Civil Marriage)
                                                             (27 September 1979)

10. To Amend Chapter XI of the Constitution of the Church in Wales
                                                                     (16 April 1980)

11. Revision of Parts of the Book of Common Prayer (the Propers, Psalms and
    Lessons)
                                                              (16 April 1980)

12. To Amend Section 64 of Chapter VII of the Constitution of the Church in Wales
                                                                    (17 April 1980)



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13. Revision of Parts of the Book of Common Prayer (Morning and Evening Prayer)
                                                                 (17 April 1980)

14. To Amend Provisions Relating to Bill Procedure
                                                              (17 September 1980)

15. Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Order for the Celebration
    of the Holy Eucharist
                                                          (17 September 1981)

16. Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Catechism)
                                                                     (21 April 1982)

17. Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Table of Kindred and Affinity)
                                                            (15 September 1982)

18. To Make Provision for the Exercise of Metropolitical Powers and Functions
    during the Incapacity or Absence from the British Isles of the Archbishop
                                                                 (15 September 1982)

19. Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Ordination of Bishops,
    Priests and Deacons)
                                                        (20 September 1983)

20. Miscellaneous Amendments to the Book of Common Prayer
                                                       (21 September 1983)

21. Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Ministry of Healing)
                                                             (22 September 1983)

22. Incapacitated Incumbents (Amendment) Canon 1985
                                                              (19 September 1985)

23. To Amend the Canon Law relating to the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony
                                                                  (22 April 1987)

24. To Amend Chapter IX of the Constitution
                                                              (24 September 1987)

25. To Amend Chapter XII of the Constitution
                                                                     (15 April 1993)

26. Chapter XI (Amendment) Canon 1996
                                                                     (17 April 1996)

27. Chapter XI (Amendment) Canon 1997
                                                              (18 September 1997)

28. Bill Procedure (Amendment) Canon 1999
                                                              (23 September 1999)


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29. Disciplinary Tribunal Canon
                                                            (21 September 2000)

30. Chapter XI (Amendment) Canon 2001
                                                            (20 September 2001)

31. Chapter XII (Amendment) Canon 2001
                                                            (20 September 2001)

32. To Incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer an Additional Calendar,
    Lectionary and Set of Collects
                                                            (23 April 2003)

33. To Incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer an Additional Order for the
    Holy Eucharist
                                                               (15 April 2004)

34. To effect miscellaneous amendments to the Constitution of the Church in
    Wales (Chapter XI and the Canon to make Provision for Incapacitated
    Incumbents)
                                                        (20 September 2006)

35. To incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer additional Orders of Service
    for Christian Initiation
                                                          (21 September 2006)

36. To incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer additional Orders of Service
    for Morning and Evening Prayer
                                                                  (21 April 2009)

37. To amend the Constitution of the Church in Wales
                                                            (17 September 2009)

38. To amend Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Church in Wales
                                                             (23 September 2010)




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                                        PART II

    The following canons only amend chapters of the Constitution or the Book of
Common Prayer and are not required by the Standing Committee of the Governing
Body to be printed in full.



                           RESIGNATION OF INCUMBENTS

                         (Promulgated on 28 September 1949)

     This canon amended chapter VII of the Constitution by the introduction of
wording now incorporated in section 55.14



         THE BETTER DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF CLERICAL MANPOWER

                         (Promulgated on 25 September 1968)

      This canon made numerous amendments to sections contained in chapters IV,
VII, VIII and XII of the Constitution15 dealing with (a) the compulsory retirement of
clergymen; (b) the formation of rectorial benefices; (c) power for the Bishop to
require an Incumbent to move to another parish or retire; (d) power for the Bishop to
prescribe a benefice in which a Curate shall serve for a period immediately following
his ordination; and (e) the status of clergymen appointed to extra-parochial
ministries.



             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                       (BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION)

                             (Promulgated on 8 April 1970)

      This canon substituted new forms of service relating to Baptism and
Confirmation for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together
with new forms of service in the Welsh language.




14
     Now section 25 of Chapter VI
15
     The corresponding Chapters are now IV A, VI, V and VIII
                                                                              Canons


              REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                            (BURIAL OF THE DEAD)

                          (Promulgated on 27 September 1973)

      This canon substituted new forms of service relating to the Burial of the Dead
for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new
forms of service in the Welsh language.



              REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                             (HOLY MATRIMONY)

                              (Promulgated on 2 May 1974)

      This canon substituted a new form of service relating to Holy Matrimony for that
previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form of
service in the Welsh language.



                FOR EFFECTING MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO
                  THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

                          (Promulgated on 26 September 1974)

      This canon repealed the Canon for the Extension of Hours of Marriage in
Church (promulgated on 26th September 1935), introduced a new section (now
section 34) to chapter II of the Constitution and amended a section (now section 43)
of chapter II and a section (now section 1) of chapter XII 16.



             REVISION OF PARTS OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                     (THE CALENDAR, TABLES AND RULES)

                          (Promulgated on 28 September 1978)

     This canon substituted new forms of the Calendar, Tables and Rules for those
previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms in the
Welsh language.




16
     Now section 33 of Chapter II and section 1 of Chapter VIII
                                                                             Canons


             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
           (THANKSGIVING FOR THE BIRTH OR ADOPTION OF A CHILD)

                       (Promulgated on 27 September 1979)

      This canon substituted a new form of service for Thanksgiving for that
previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form of
service in the Welsh language.



             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                    (THE BLESSING OF A CIVIL MARRIAGE)

                       (Promulgated on 27 September 1979)

    This canon inserted a form of service for the Blessing of a Civil Marriage in the
Book of Common Prayer, together with a form of service in the Welsh language.



                         TO AMEND CHAPTER XI OF
                 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

                          (Promulgated on 16 April 1980)

     This canon repealed the Canon on Tribunals (Promulgated on 20 April 1922)
and substituted a new chapter XI “The Courts of the Church in Wales”. 17



            REVISION OF PARTS OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                   (THE PROPERS, PSALMS AND LESSONS)

                          (Promulgated on 16 April 1980)

     This canon repealed the Canon for the Use of the New Lectionary in the
Church in Wales (promulgated on 24 April 1924) and substituted new forms of The
Collects, Readings and Psalms to be used at the Holy Eucharist, together with the
Psalms and Lessons for Morning and Evening Prayer, on Sundays, Holy Days and
Other Occasions; A Table of Lessons for Morning and Evening Prayer on Weekdays
throughout the year; and a Table of Psalms for use on Weekdays for those
previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms in the
Welsh language.




17
     Now Chapter IX
                                                                               Canons


                      TO AMEND SECTION 64 OF CHAPTER VII OF
                    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

                                (Promulgated on 17 April 1980)

      This canon amended chapter VII of the Constitution by substituting a new
section (now section 66).18



              REVISION OF PARTS OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                        (MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER)

                                (Promulgated on 17 April 1980)

     This canon substituted new forms of service relating to Morning and Evening
Prayer for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with
new forms of service in the Welsh language.



                            TO AMEND PROVISIONS RELATING
                                 TO BILL PROCEDURE

                            (Promulgated on 17 September 1980)

      This canon made numerous amendments to sections contained in chapter II19
of the Constitution dealing with bill procedure and an amendment to the Canon for
the Experimental Use of Proposed Revisions of the Book of Common Prayer
Provisionally Approved by the Bench of Bishops (promulgated on 29 September
1955).



             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
          (THE ORDER FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

                            (Promulgated on 17 September 1981)

     This canon substituted a new form of service for The Celebration of the Holy
Eucharist for that previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with
a new form of service in the Welsh language.
     Notwithstanding the provisions of this Canon, it shall not be unlawful to continue
the use of the form of The Order for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper, or Holy
Communion, contained in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the Welsh version
thereof, with such variations permitted by the Ordinary as have been customary in
the Church in Wales.

18
     Now section 10 of Chapter VI
19
     Bill procedure is still dealt with in Chapter II


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             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                             (THE CATECHISM)

                            (Promulgated on 21 April 1982)

     This canon substituted a new form of The Catechism for that previously
contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form in the Welsh
language.



             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                      (TABLE OF KINDRED AND AFFINITY)

                        (Promulgated on 15 September 1982)

    This canon repealed the Canon Table of Kindred and Affinity (promulgated on
27 September 1946) and inserted a form of The Table of Kindred and Affinity in the
Book of Common Prayer, together with a form in the Welsh language.



     TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE EXERCISE OF METROPOLITICAL POWERS
           AND FUNCTIONS DURING THE INCAPACITY OR ABSENCE
               FROM THE BRITISH ISLES OF THE ARCHBISHOP

                        (Promulgated on 15 September 1982)

     This canon made amendments to sections contained in chapters II and IX20 of
the Constitution in order to make provision for the exercise of metropolitical powers
and functions during the incapacity or absence from the British Isles of the
Archbishop.



             REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
            (THE ORDINATION OF BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS)

                       (Promulgated on 20th September 1983)

     This canon substituted new forms of service for Ordination for those previously
contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms of service in the
Welsh language.




20
     Now Chapter II and V


                                                                              AS 17
                                                                             Canons


                         MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO
                          THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

                         (Promulgated on 21 September 1983)

      This canon made miscellaneous amendments to the Book of Common Prayer
and Y Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin, and provided for the correction of errors due to
spelling, punctuation, layout or printing by the Publishers. The printing and other
directions set out in Schedules 2A and 2B to this Canon shall apply to any
subsequent Canon of the Church in Wales which amends Y Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin
or the Book of Common Prayer unless otherwise expressly excluded.



              REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
                          (THE MINISTRY OF HEALING)

                         (Promulgated on 22 September 1983)

     This canon substituted new forms of the Ministry of Healing for those previously
contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms in the Welsh
language.



            INCAPACITATED INCUMBENTS (AMENDMENT) CANON 1985

                         (Promulgated on 19 September 1985)

     This canon amended the Regulations set out in the First Schedule to the Canon
to make provision for Incapacitated Incumbents (promulgated on 21 April 1982) and
provided that henceforth these Regulations may be amended by the Representative
Body or the appropriate Committee thereof, and that sections 37 and 43 of
chapter II21 of the Constitution shall not apply to such amendment.



                  TO AMEND THE CANON LAW RELATING TO THE
                     SOLEMNIZATION OF HOLY MATRIMONY

                             (Promulgated on 22 April 1987)

     This Canon repealed the Canon ut nullus filiam suam promulgated at the
Council of Winchester 1076 and amended the forms of services of Holy Matrimony in
the Book of Common Prayer and Glân Briodas in Y Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin so as to
allow deacons to officiate.



21
     Now section 11 of Chapter II
                                                                         Canons


                TO AMEND CHAPTER IX OF THE CONSTITUTION

                       (Promulgated on 24 September 1987)

    This Canon amended sections 27 and 27A (now section 27) of chapter IX of the
Constitution of the Church in Wales.22



                TO AMEND CHAPTER XII OF THE CONSTITUTION

                           (Promulgated on 15 April 1993)

     This Canon amended sections 1, 2 and 3 of chapter XII of the Constitution of
the Church in Wales.23



                    CHAPTER XI (AMENDMENT) CANON 1996

                           (Promulgated on 17 April 1996)

    This Canon amended sections 7 to 12 of chapter XI of the Constitution of the
Church in Wales.24



                    CHAPTER XI (AMENDMENT) CANON 1997

                       (Promulgated on 18 September 1997)

     This Canon amended section 7 of chapter XI of the Constitution of the Church
in Wales.25



                 BILL PROCEDURE (AMENDMENT) CANON 1999

                       (Promulgated on 23 September 1999)

     This Canon substituted new sections 38 to 42 and amended section 44 of
chapter II of the Constitution of the Church in Wales.26



22
   Now section 9 of Chapter V
23
   Now section 1 to 3 of Chapter VIII
24
   Now sections 23, 24 and 27 of Chapter IX
25
   Now section 23 of Chapter IX
26
   Now sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32 of Chapter II


                                                                           AS 19
                                                                             Canons


 TO ESTABLISH A DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNAL OF THE CHURCH IN WALES AND
    TO MAKE AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER XI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
                        THE CHURCH IN WALES

                       (Promulgated on 21 September 2000)

     This canon provided for the establishment of a Disciplinary Tribunal to act as a
court of first instance in cases arising out of section 18 of chapter XI of the
Constitution.
     This canon inserted new sections 18 to 28 27 and made numerous other
amendments to sections of chapter XI of the Constitution. It also made amendments
to sections of chapters I, II and VII of the Constitution.



                    CHAPTER XI (AMENDMENT) CANON 2001

                       (Promulgated on 20 September 2001)

      This canon provided for the retirement age for Diocesan Chancellors and
Registrars and for the Registrar of the Provincial Court to be reduced to seventy
years and further made provisions for the means by which they can be removed from
office.
      Amendments were made to sections 3, 11 and 33. 28



                   CHAPTER XII (AMENDMENT) CANON 2001

                       (Promulgated on 20 September 2001)

     This canon made provision for clerics who have accrued forty years service in
holy orders to retire on full pension before reaching the age of 65.
     Amendments were made to section 2(2).29




27
   Now sections 8 to 18, 20 and 38 of Chapter IX
28
   Section 3 has now been omitted. The remaining provisions are in section 24, 27
   and 35 of Chapter IX
29
   Now section 2(2) of Chapter VIII


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                                                                              Canons


          TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
      AN ADDITIONAL CALENDAR, LECTIONARY AND SET OF COLLECTS

                           (Promulgated on 23 April 2003)

     This canon authorised the use of additional forms of the calendar, lectionary and
collects and provided for them to become part of the Book of Common Prayer.



 TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AN ADDITIONAL
                ORDER FOR THE HOLY EUCHARIST

                           (Promulgated on 15 April 2004)

     This canon authorised the use of an additional Order for the Holy Eucharist and
provided for it to become part of the Book of Common Prayer.



               TO EFFECT MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO
               THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES
           (CHAPTER XI AND THE CANON TO MAKE PROVISION FOR
                      INCAPACITATED INCUMBENTS)

                       (Promulgated on 20 September 2006)

   This canon amended the provisions for the payment of registrars and made
minor amendments to the Incapacitated Incumbents Canon.



          TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
        ADDITIONAL ORDERS OF SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN INITIATION

                       (Promulgated on 21 September 2006)

      This canon authorised the use of additional Orders of Service for baptism and
confirmation.




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                                                                            Canons


        TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
 ADDITIONAL ORDERS OF SERVICE FOR MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER

                          (Promulgated on 21 April 2009)

    This canon authorised the use of additional Orders of Service for Morning and
Evening Prayer and made provisions for further Prayers to be used during the day.



         TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

                       (Promulgated on 17 September 2009)

      This canon amended the Constitution of the Church in Wales by substituting a
new set of Chapters numbered I to XI with additional Regulations to certain Chapters
to replace Chapters I to XII as previously in force.



                       TO AMEND CHAPTER IX OF
               THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

                       (Promulgated on 23 September 2010)

    This canon amended the Constitution of the Church in Wales by substituting a
new Chapter IX to replace that previously in force.




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                                   SECTION 2

                          RULES AND REGULATIONS

                               Table of Contents



1.   WELSH CHURCH (BURIAL GROUNDS) ACT, 1945
     Rules
     First Schedule:  Notice of Interment
     Second Schedule: Fees in respect of Burials Fees for the Right to Erect
                      Monuments and Gravestones

2.   REGULATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHURCHYARDS

3.   REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS AND
     GRAVESTONES
     Preamble
     Regulations

4.   REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE APPLICATION OF THE PROCEEDS OF
     SALE OF CHURCHES, CHURCH SITES AND CHURCHYARDS

5.   REGULATIONS RELATING TO CHANCEL REPAIR FUNDS REGARDING
     STOCK ISSUED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY UNDER SECTION 31
     OF THE TITHE ACT, 1936

6.   REGULATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BY A LAY PERSON OF THE
     ELEMENTS OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

7.   CHURCH IN WALES ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS
     Regulations
     Schedule

8.   CHURCH FABRIC REGULATIONS (Churches other than Cathedral Churches)

9.   REDUNDANT CHURCHES REGULATIONS

10. CONSTITUTION OF DIOCESAN CHURCHES AND PASTORAL COMMITTEES

11. CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES COMMISSION RULES
    General principles
    Establishment and Functions of the Cathedrals and Churches Commission
    Establishment and Functions of Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committees
    Miscellaneous Provisions

12. REGULATIONS TO PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR TRAINING FOR THE
    ORDAINED MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH IN WALES



                                                                           AS 17
                                                                 Burial Grounds Rules


                 WELSH CHURCH (BURIAL GROUNDS) ACT, 1945

                                        RULES

                    MADE BY THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY OF
                           THE CHURCH IN WALES
             IN PURSUANCE OF SECTION 4(2) OF THE AFORESAID ACT


                                           1.

     For the purposes of these Rules the word Incumbent shall mean and include
the Rector or the Vicar of a parish or the Rector of a rectorial benefice or, during a
vacancy in or suspension of the incumbency, or during the incapacity of the
Incumbent, the Area Dean or such other clergyman as shall be appointed by the
Bishop of the diocese to be in charge of the parish or rectorial benefice.


                                           2.

      Notice of interment shall be delivered to the Incumbent of the parish in which
the burial ground is situate at least forty-eight hours previous to interment in an un-
bricked grave, and at least sixty hours previous to interment in a bricked grave, and
shall be delivered between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 2.30 and 4 p.m. on
Mondays to Fridays and from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturdays. No notice of
interment shall be delivered on Sunday, Good Friday, Christmas Day or other bank
or public holiday unless for sufficient reason to the satisfaction of the Incumbent.


                                           3.

     A shorter period than forty-eight hours or sixty hours, as the case may be, may
be allowed by the Incumbent if he thinks fit, and he shall allow a shorter period, in
case of emergency, if certified by a medical practitioner.


                                           4.

      Notice shall be given in the form set out in the First Schedule hereto and all the
particulars shall be filled in and signed by the person having charge of the funeral. A
copy of the form of notice may be obtained from the Incumbent.




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                                           5.

      The time for a funeral shall be arranged with the Incumbent, and no funeral
shall take place in a burial ground which adjoins a church at a time when a service is
ordinarily held in the church.


                                           6.

    No interments shall take place on Sunday, Good Friday, or Christmas Day
except in cases of emergency certified as such by a coroner or by a registered
medical practitioner.


                                           7.

      The fees for an interment shall be as set out in the Second Schedule hereto
and no other fees shall be charged. Where the burial service is solemnized in
accordance with the rites of the Church in Wales all fees shall be paid to the
Incumbent. Where the burial service is not so solemnized the fee for services
rendered by the officiating Minister shall be paid to that Minister and all other fees to
the Incumbent. Fees payable to the Incumbent shall be paid to him at the time of
giving notice of the interment, and fees payable to any other Minister shall be paid to
that Minister either before or immediately after the interment. The person having
charge of the funeral shall make all necessary arrangements with the officiating
Minister.


                                           8.

     No monument or gravestone shall be erected unless the appropriate fee has
previously been paid to the Incumbent.


                                           9.

      These Rules and the Schedules hereto shall have effect from the first day of
April, 1984, and shall from that date replace all previous Rules, Schedules and
revised Schedules made under sub-section (2) of section 4 of the Welsh Church
(Burial Grounds) Act, 1945, all such previous Rules, Schedules and revised
Schedules being repealed from that date.
                                                                                                    Burial Grounds Rules


                                                   FIRST SCHEDULE


                        Parish of .....................................................................

                                             NOTICE OF INTERMENT

1.      Christian name or names and surname of person to be buried and address

2.      Description (as to profession, trade, etc.) of the person to be buried (if a minor,
        name and residence of parents)

3.      Age of person to be buried (if in years, at last birthday)

4.      Date of death (day of the month and year)

5.      Parish in which death occurred.

6.      Day of the week and date of the month on which the burial is to take place

7.      Hour of the day at which the funeral will arrive at the burial ground

8.      *Name and address of officiating Minister

9.      (a)     Particulars for identification of grave space intended to be occupied
        (b)     Date of last interment (if any)

10. Whether in an un-bricked grave or bricked grave

11. Outside dimensions of coffin if extra size is required

12. Undertaker’s name and address



Signature of Applicant: ..................................................................................................

Address: ........................................................................................................................

......................................................................................................................................

......................................................................................................................................

Date: ..............................................................................................................................

*Where the service is to be taken in accordance with the rites of the Church in
Wales, the Incumbent of the parish will officiate unless other arrangements are made
by him or with his consent.
                                            SECOND SCHEDULE


                                   FEES IN RESPECT OF BURIALS
                                                                                                                Fees
                                                                                                                £ p
For services rendered by the Incumbent or other Minister officiating
     at an interment ............................................................................................. 59.00
For registration of burial........................................................................................ 12.00
For Churchyard Maintenance Fund in respect of burial in grave or vault ........... 212.00

       No fee shall be payable in respect of the burial of a still-born infant or, in
connection therewith, for the services rendered by the Incumbent or other Minister
officiating at an interment or, in connection therewith, for registration of burial.

     For digging of a grave and, if necessary, for walling: the actual and necessary
cost thereof shall be payable provided that if no separate fee is payable to the
person who does the work, such fee shall be payable as in the opinion of the
Incumbent is reasonable having regard to local costs of labour.



                                 FEES FOR THE RIGHT TO ERECT
                                 MONUMENTS AND GRAVESTONES
                                                                                                                   Fees
                                                                                                                   £ p
Plain wooden cross .............................................................................................. 22.00
Headstone or horizontal gravestone ................................................................... 169.00
Simple flat slab, not exceeding
      12" (305mm) by 12" (305mm) set below ordinary ground level
or a vertical headstone not more than
      18" (457mm) high by 12" (305mm) wide
or ledger stone not more than
      18" (457mm) long by 12" (305mm) wide by
      4" (102mm) high at the head
      commemorating a person cremated ............................................................ 87.00
Additional inscription on any monument ............................................................... 38.00

     Monuments or gravestones other than the above: such fee as in the opinion of
the Incumbent is reasonable, not exceeding 10 per cent of the cost thereof to the
purchaser.




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                                       NOTES

(1) Only parishioners (i.e. persons normally residing in the parish), persons dying in
the parish, ex-parishioners and non-parishioners for whom family graves or vaults
are desired to be opened and whose close relatives have been buried in the
churchyard, and persons on the electoral roll at the date of death are entitled, as of
right, to be buried in the parish burial ground.

(2) Except so far as rights are preserved by the aforesaid Act, no discrimination
shall be made between the burial of a member of the Church in Wales and of other
persons.




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                                                            Churchyard Regulations


                 REGULATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
                            CHURCHYARDS



Maintenance of Churchyards

                                         1.

      The Parochial Church Council shall be responsible to the Representative Body
for the proper care, maintenance and upkeep of all churchyards in the parish
including the walls, gates, fences, paths, grass and trees and for the repair of any
damage thereto howsoever caused, and shall effect suitable and adequate
insurance cover with the designated insurers of the Church in Wales.


                                         2.

     Within the terms of these Regulations the conservation of churchyards in all
respects shall be a concern and duty of Parochial Church Councils.


                                         3.

     The Archdeacon shall send or cause to be sent to the Representative Body,
when so requested by the Representative Body, a report on any churchyard in his
archdeaconry, specifying the condition thereof and stating whether such churchyard
or any portion thereof is in disuse.


Fees and Churchyard Maintenance Fund

                                         4.

     From the fees payable under the Rules (other than those fees due to the
Incumbent under regulation 5 hereof), the Parochial Church Council, or in the case
of a cathedral which is not a parish church the Dean and Chapter, shall establish a
Churchyard Maintenance Fund, which Fund shall be applied towards compliance
with regulation 1 hereof. When required to do so, the Council shall render an
account to the Representative Body of all receipts and payments.




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                                          5.

     With regard to the fees payable under the Second Schedule to the Rules:
     (a)   all fees received for services rendered by the Incumbent and for
           registration of burial shall be paid to the Incumbent, unless the Incumbent
           is also a dean of a cathedral or an archdeacon, when the said fees shall
           be paid in the case of a cathedral which is not a parish church to the Dean
           and Chapter but otherwise to the Parochial Church Council;
     (b)   all fees received for burial in a grave or vault shall be paid into the
           Churchyard Maintenance Fund; and
     (c)   the fees payable for the right to erect monuments and gravestones,
           including those relating to cremated remains, shall be paid into the
           Churchyard Maintenance Fund and to the Incumbent in such proportions
           as the Representative Body or the appropriate committee thereof shall
           from time to time decide.


Graves

                                          6.

      Subject to regulation 1 hereof, the Incumbent shall be responsible for the
general supervision of all churchyards in the parish for the allocation of grave spaces
and for the maintenance of records which, as far as reasonably practicable, allow
clear identification of the location of the same.


                                          7.

      No grave or vault shall be made or opened without the consent of the
Incumbent. The cost and expense incurred in making or opening any grave or vault
shall be borne by the person at whose request the work is done.


                                          8.

    No permanent or exclusive right of burial in any grave or vault shall be acquired
except by Faculty.


                                          9.

      Except by Faculty no burial or interment of cremated remains shall take place
within 12' (3658mm) of the fabric of a church or within 6' (1829mm) of a churchyard
boundary save in an existing vault or marked grave.




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                                         10.

     The top of a coffin buried in a grave shall be not less than 3' (914mm) below
ordinary ground level.


Certificates and Notices

                                         11.

      A certificate of the registration of the death or, in cases of an inquest, the
Coroner’s Order, must be delivered to the Incumbent or his representative before a
burial.


                                         12.

     Notice of the proposed burial of a still-born child shall be accompanied either by
a certificate given by the Registrar or, if there has been an inquest, an Order of the
Coroner, as required by section 5 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1926,
and the burial shall be recorded in the Register of Burials.


Cremated Remains

                                         13.

(1) Subject as hereinafter mentioned, the Incumbent may permit cremated remains
to be deposited in a churchyard, but the remains shall not be scattered.

(2) Subject to the grant of a Faculty, a Parochial Church Council, with the consent
of the Incumbent, may set aside an area or areas of the churchyard exclusively for
the interment of cremated remains deposited either without containers or in
containers quickly perishable, and in any such area only a single monument
approved by Faculty may be erected for all the remains so deposited.

(3) In addition or as an alternative to the provisions of regulation 13(2) hereof,
subject to the grant of a Faculty, a Parochial Church Council, with the consent of the
Incumbent, may set aside an area or areas of a churchyard exclusively for the
interment in individual plots of cremated remains deposited without containers, or in
containers either quickly perishable or made of wood, and such individual plots may
be marked only by simple flat slabs not more than 12" (305mm) by 12" (305mm) set
below ordinary ground level or a vertical headstone not more than 18" (457mm) high
by 12" (305mm) wide or by ledger stones not more than 18" (457mm) long by 12"
(305mm) wide by 4" (102mm) high at the head.




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(4)   Otherwise cremated remains may be deposited only in a grave or vault.

(5) The provisions of regulations 14 and 15 concerning the procedure for
admission, the materials and the inscription of monuments and gravestones shall
apply to the flat slabs, headstones or ledger stones mentioned in regulation 13(3)
hereof.

(6) In no circumstances shall containers made wholly or partly of plastic be
admitted to a churchyard.

(7) The names of individuals whose cremated remains have been interred and
other relevant details shall be entered in the Register of Burials, or otherwise in the
parish records, indicating that they are cremated remains.

(8)   (a)   The fees for services rendered by the Incumbent or other Minister
            officiating shall be the same as the corresponding fees chargeable in
            respect of burials;
      (b)   The fee chargeable for churchyard maintenance for the deposit of
            cremated remains shall be one-half of the fee chargeable for a burial,
            save where the cremated remains are deposited in a new full-size grave
            or vault, when the fee shall be the same as that for a burial.


Erection of Monuments and Gravestones

                                          14.

(1) All applications for permission to erect or modify a monument or gravestone, or
to alter or add to an inscription, including those relating to cremated remains, shall be
made to the Incumbent on the form prescribed by the Representative Body and
signed by the applicant, and shall contain the wording of the proposed inscription
and the proposed style of lettering.

(2) Save as otherwise ordered by a Court of the Church in Wales all costs incurred
in connection with an application to erect a monument or gravestone, or to make,
alter or add to an inscription, shall be borne by the applicant.

(3) All work to erect or modify a monument or gravestone shall be undertaken in
accordance with British Standard 8415 as the same may be amended from time to
time.




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                                           15.

(1) There may be admitted to a churchyard on the written approval of the
Incumbent a gravestone which
      (a)   consists of either
            (i) an appropriate headstone no more than 4' (1219mm) high; or
            (ii) an appropriate cross no more than 4' (1219mm) high; or
            (iii) a simple flat slab, set below ordinary ground level; or
            (iv) a ledger stone to mark an individual plot in which cremated remains
                  have been deposited.
      (b)   is not made wholly or partly of reconstructed stone, metal or ceramics;
            and
      (c)   bears one or more or all of the following:
            (i) a simple cross;
            (ii) a simple and appropriate inscription;
            (iii) an appropriate motif.

(2) There may be admitted to a churchyard on the written approval of the
Archdeacon:
      (a)   a gravestone within the foregoing description, but which the Incumbent
            has declined to approve;
      (b)   a gravestone not complying with regulation 15(1) hereof but nevertheless
            consisting only of a headstone, cross or flat slab, with suitable inscription
            and not made either wholly or partly of reconstructed stone, metal or
            ceramics;
      (c)   a gravestone incorporating a simple and appropriate engraving or
            photograph of the deceased.

(3) Otherwise no monument or gravestone, including those relating to cremated
remains, shall be admitted to a churchyard without a Faculty.

(4) In a case where the approval of the Archdeacon is sought for a gravestone as
described in regulation 15(2) hereof, the Archdeacon shall, within twenty-eight days,
signify his approval or otherwise, in writing, to the person seeking approval and to the
Incumbent.

(5)   No part of any concrete foundation shall be above ordinary ground level.




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                                         16.

(1) An application for the replacement or renewal of a monument or gravestone
shall be dealt with under regulations 14 and 15 hereof.

(2) The removal of a monument or gravestone from its place in a churchyard to a
different place in that churchyard, or to any other churchyard, shall be the subject of
a fresh application to erect or modify within regulations 14 and 15.


                                         17.

     Save for silk flowers and Remembrance Day poppies, no artificial wreaths or
flowers, shrubs, permanent flower vases or containers, ornaments, chippings, gravel,
paving stones or kerbs shall be placed on or around any grave or area set aside for
cremated remains in a churchyard.


Trees

                                         18.

     No trees shall be planted in a churchyard without the written consent of the
Archdeacon.


                                         19.

      The Parochial Church Council may, with the consent of the Incumbent, apply to
the Archdeacon for permission to cut down trees in a churchyard and without
prejudice to the rights of the Representative Body and subject to any Tree
Preservation Order or Conservation Area Controls, the Archdeacon shall have the
power to grant such permission. Any proceeds from a sale of such timber shall be
credited to the appropriate parochial fund.




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Interpretation

                                        20.

In these Regulations:
     (a)   the word parish shall include a rectorial benefice and a conventional
           district;
     (b)   the word churchyard shall include all the ground vested in the
           Representative Body in which a church or chapel stands, all detached
           burial grounds, and all boundary and other walls, hedges, fences and
           gates around or on such ground or burial grounds;
     (c)   the word Rules shall mean the Rules made by the Representative Body in
           pursuance of sub-section 4(2) of the Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Act,
           1945, or any Act amending or replacing the same;
     (d)   subject to the provisions of the Rules, in vacant benefices the Area Dean
           shall be deemed to be the Incumbent for the purpose of these
           Regulations; and
     (e)   a kerb is an edging of any material which delineates or partly delineates
           the site of a grave.




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                                                               Gravestones Regulations


               PREAMBLE TO THE REGULATIONS RELATING TO
             THE REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS AND GRAVESTONES



      Parochial Church Councils proposing, by removing or altering the position of
gravestones or other monuments, to tidy a churchyard or burial ground for which they
are responsible shall comply with rule 32 of the Rules of the Diocesan Courts by
consulting the Diocesan Advisory Committee before committing themselves to a
particular project. They should do this by submitting to the Diocesan Registrar a
brief description of their proposals, together with a simple plan. This will prevent
Parochial Church Councils incurring the effort and expense of advertising, contacting
the deceased’s relatives and compiling detailed plans, only to find that a Faculty is
unlikely to be granted.

     Parochial Church Councils and Diocesan Advisory Committees should have
regard to the following principles:
     (a)   Tidying churchyards and burial grounds should be done, where
           circumstances permit, without removing monuments or gravestones.
     (b)   Where some removal is thought to be essential, the most careful
           consideration should be given to the question of removing any particular
           monument or gravestone. A churchyard is the setting for the church, which
           is usually the oldest, and architecturally the most interesting building in the
           locality. Churchyards are important for archaeological, aesthetic and
           ecological reasons, and their character should be retained for future
           generations. Monuments and gravestones, and their positions, provide
           important evidence of social history.
     (c)   While it is recognised that an unkempt churchyard may be regarded as an
           eyesore, it can be tidied to such an extent that it reproduces the worst
           features of a municipal garden. If the removal or re-positioning of a
           monument or gravestone, or the flattening of a chest tomb, will enable the
           Parochial Church Council to maintain the churchyard to a fair standard,
           then, in principle, such a course may be permitted, but a Faculty is unlikely
           to be granted for total clearance.
     (d)   No re-ordering should be allowed which deals only with the more ancient
           monuments or gravestones. Consideration should also be given, where
           appropriate, to the removal of more recent monuments, gravestones,
           kerbs, railings, chains and posts. The fifty-year rule should never be
           regarded as automatically giving approval or authority for the removal of
           monuments or gravestones prior to that period.
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     (e)   Careful consideration should be given to what is to be done with
           monuments and gravestones which are to be removed. Monuments and
           gravestones which are irreparably damaged, or the inscriptions on which
           are illegible, may be buried or removed altogether and destroyed,
           provided they have no aesthetic, historical or genealogical value:
           otherwise no stones should be destroyed. Gravestones should not be
           piled up as rubble. Gravestones which have been removed but which are
           to be kept may be re-positioned, laid flat or, if suitable, used for paving:
           they should not be placed in serried ranks in a churchyard or around its
           boundaries, or against the wall of the church where they look ugly and
           collect weeds and brambles. Discarded kerbs may be used for the edging
           of paths.

     It should be remembered that the role of the Diocesan Advisory Committee is
advisory and the Chancellor is not bound by their recommendations. If the Parochial
Church Council and the Committee are unable to agree on a scheme, the Parochial
Church Council has the right to be heard in the Diocesan Court.

     When a Diocesan Registrar receives a proposal from a Parochial Church
Council he should enquire whether or not there is an intention to redevelop any
ground which will be cleared. If there is, then he should direct the attention of the
Parochial Church Council to the provisions of the Disused Burial Grounds Acts, 1884
and 1981.
                                                           Gravestones Regulations


                      REGULATIONS RELATING TO
             THE REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS AND GRAVESTONES



                                         1.

      Before lodging a petition for a Faculty for the removal or re-positioning of
monuments or gravestones (which petition as far as possible shall embody the
principles set out in the preamble to these Regulations), a Parochial Church Council
shall submit, through the Diocesan Registrar, a brief description of the proposals
together with a simple plan, for consideration by the Diocesan Advisory Committee.
Not later than fifty-six days after the submission of such description and plan the
Diocesan Advisory Committee shall inform the Parochial Church Council, through the
Diocesan Registrar, whether or not the Committee is prepared, in principle, to
recommend that the proposals be carried out.


                                         2.

     When such a Faculty is sought, the Diocesan Registrar shall furnish to the
Secretary of the Representative Body, with a copy of the Petition and any
accompanying exhibits, a certificate by the Registrar stating that:
     (a)   a plan of the churchyard has been prepared showing the position of the
           monuments and gravestones which the Petitioners propose to remove or
           re-position, together with a copy of all the decipherable inscriptions on
           such monuments or gravestones, a copy of the proposals for disposal of
           the monuments and gravestones after removal, and any other details the
           Diocesan Registrar may require;
     (b)   the plan, with the foregoing papers, has been lodged with the Diocesan
           Registrar and the Incumbent has a copy available for inspection;
     (c)   the Diocesan Registrar has prepared a notice of the proposals, which
           notice has been displayed on the main door of the parish church for a
           period of not less than twenty-one days, and has also been inserted twice
           in a local newspaper, the date of the second insertion being not less than
           fourteen nor more than twenty-one days after the first insertion. Such
           notice shall state clearly the proposals and refer to the plan and
           accompanying papers which may be inspected at the Parsonage or the
           Diocesan Registry, and shall require all representations and objections to
           be lodged at the Diocesan Registry within six weeks of the date of the
           second newspaper insertion. If the churchyard concerned is not that of
           the parish church, such notice shall be displayed on the main door of the
           church in question, as well as on the main door of the parish church;
                                                             Gravestones Regulations


     (d)   the fullest possible enquiries have been made to ascertain the names and
           addresses of persons having an interest in the property affected by the
           proposals, and whether trusts exist affecting any of the graves in question;
     (e)   where the proposals affect any monument, gravestone or other object
           erected, or bearing an inscription commemorating an individual who died,
           during the period of fifty years immediately preceding the date of the
           Petition, written consent to the proposals has been obtained from every
           person having rights in any such monument, gravestone, object or
           inscription, and that in the case of any other monument, gravestone or
           object all persons claiming and establishing rights therein have given their
           written consent to the proposals;
     (f)   the appropriate scheduled monument consent or listed building consent,
           as the case may be, has been obtained, where necessary, in respect of
           any monument, gravestone or other object affected by the proposals; and
     (g)   the provisions of the Disused Burial Grounds Acts, 1884 and 1981, have
           been complied with in respect of any ground intended to be re-developed
           after clearance.


                                          3.

      In any case where such Certificate as aforesaid is not furnished by the
Diocesan Registrar to the Representative Body, that Body, or the appropriate
Committee thereof, shall make representation in writing to the Chancellor that the
Petition be not granted.


                                          4.

      When the Archdeacon deems such a course necessary for purposes of safety,
he may authorise, in writing, the removal of chains, posts and uninscribed kerbs, and
the laying of a gravestone flat on a grave but set below ordinary ground level.
                                                             Church Sales Regulations


     REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE APPLICATION OF THE PROCEEDS
       OF SALE OF CHURCHES, CHURCH SITES AND CHURCHYARDS



                                            1.

(1) Subject to any special trusts affecting the property and to regulation 1(2)
hereof, the net proceeds from the sale of any interest in a churchyard or burial
ground or any part thereof in a parish shall be invested by the Representative Body
in a Church Fabric and Churchyard Maintenance Fund, the income from which shall
be used for the repair or maintenance of any place of worship, churchyard, burial
ground or church hall in such parish.

(2) If such net proceeds exceed £7,500 (or such other sum as the Representative
Body may from time to time decide) the Representative Body may deal with such
excess, or any part thereof, in accordance with regulation 2 hereof as if it were the
proceeds from the sale of a church or church site.


                                            2.

     Where in a parish a church or church site or any part thereof, vested in the
Representative Body, has been declared redundant and sold, the proceeds of sale of
such church and its residual contents or of the church site or any part thereof shall
be applied for the following objects and in the following order of priority:
     (a)     for the payment of all fees and costs connected with the sale;
     (b)     for the repayment of any loan made by the Diocesan Board of Finance in
             respect of that church or church site, together with all interest thereon;
     (c)     to defray any costs incurred by the Representative Body in maintaining,
             making safe, insuring, demolishing and reinstating the site of the former
             church prior to its sale;
     (d)     towards the cost of relocating items removed from the redundant church
             to other churches subject to the approval of the Representative Body with
             the advice of the Diocesan Advisory Committee and the Diocesan
             Churches and Pastoral Committee;
     (e)     10% of the balance of the proceeds of sale remaining after deduction of
             the items referred to in Regulation 2(a) – (d) above to the Provincial
             Redundant Churches Fund for maintaining, making safe, insuring,
             re-instating and demolishing redundant churches in the Province;




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     (f)     towards the cost of providing or adapting another place of worship (also
             vested or to be vested in the Representative Body) in the same parish, or
             group of parishes of which such parish forms part, if in the Bishop’s
             judgement such is required, or subject to the approval of the Bishop
             towards the cost of providing or adapting another place of worship in the
             Diocese (also vested or to be vested in the Representative Body);
     (g)     towards the cost of facilitating the sharing of church buildings with other
             denominations pursuant to the Sharing of Church Buildings Act 1969.


                                            3.

     Any application under the foregoing regulations for the application of funds
towards the cost of providing or adapting another place of worship in a parish shall
be made within a period of eighteen months from the date on which the parish and
the Bishop are notified of the receipt of the funds by the Representative Body.


                                            4.

      Where the income from a licence, lease or other agreement in respect of a
parish approved by the Representative Body does not exceed the sum of £7,500 per
annum or such other sum as the Representative Body may from time to time decide,
this sum shall be paid to the parish for the maintenance of a place of worship in the
parish. Where the income exceeds such a sum, the Representative Body shall
determine how such excess shall be applied in consultation with the parish.


                                            5.

     In all cases where funds are to be applied by the Representative Body in
accordance with regulations 2 and 4, a copy of the most recent audited accounts for
the parish shall be provided to the Representative Body.


                                            6.

     These regulations shall not apply to the proceeds of any insurance claim in
respect of the total loss of a church building.


                                            7.

     In these regulations the word “sale” wherever it appears shall include disposal
by way of the grant of a lease at a premium.




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                                                           Chancel Repair Regulations


          REGULATIONS RELATING TO CHANCEL REPAIR FUNDS
        REGARDING STOCK ISSUED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY
              UNDER SECTION 31 OF THE TITHE ACT, 1936



      In pursuance of paragraph 2 of Part III of the Seventh Schedule to the Tithe
Act, 1936, the Governing Body hereby directs that stock issued to the
Representative Body by virtue of the provisions of section 31 of the aforesaid Act
shall be held and disposed of in accordance with the following regulations, namely:


                                           1.

      Stock received by the Representative Body by way of compensation for chancel
repair liability under section 31 and Schedule VII of the Tithe Act, 1936, shall, subject
to the following rules, be administered for the purpose of maintaining the chancel in
respect of which the stock was issued.


                                           2.

    For each such chancel a separate account shall be kept in the books of the
Representative Body to be called the Chancel Repair Fund of the Parish of...


                                           3.

     The first item of expenditure to be charged against the account shall be the
appropriate share of expenses incurred by the Representative Body in establishing
claims to stock under section 31 and Schedule VII of the Tithe Act, 1936, as
authorised by the Governing Body on 1st October 1936.


                                           4.

     The parish concerned shall be responsible for the maintenance of the chancel
in good repair and for its insurance for full reinstatement value against the risk of
destruction by fire.
                                                           Chancel Repair Regulations


                                           5.

     As a general rule the income only of the fund shall be available for maintenance
(as hereinafter defined) and insurance, provided however, that:
     (a)   on requisition being made by the Incumbent and Churchwardens within
           twelve months either of the receipt of the stock by the Representative
           Body or of the date when these regulations become effective by resolution
           of the Governing Body, whichever shall be the later date, the portion (if
           any) of the fund representing the cost of repairs immediately required (as
           estimated by the Representative Body’s surveyor for the purposes of the
           claim for compensation under the Tithe Act, 1936) shall be available for
           such repairs;
     (b)   on application being made by the Incumbent and Churchwardens, it shall
           be within the discretion of the Representative Body to allow such part as it
           thinks fit of the capital fund to be expended upon the maintenance of the
           chancel, provided the Representative Body is satisfied that there are
           special circumstances which would justify such expenditure.


                                           6.

      For the purposes of these rules maintenance shall mean the maintenance in
good repair of the structure of the chancel (for example the walls, floor, roof and roof-
covering, gutters, down-pipes, drains and catch-pits) and shall not include fittings,
furniture, monuments, stained glass windows and decorations such as mural and
roof decorations.


                                           7.

      If the Archdeacon of the archdeaconry in which the parish is situated reports to
the Representative Body that the parish has neglected to carry out repairs urgently
needed, the Representative Body shall have power to undertake the execution of
such repairs as they consider necessary and the cost thereof shall be charged
against the fund. Before ordering such work to be done the Representative Body
shall give to the parish reasonable notice of their intention.
                                                            Chancel Repair Regulations


                                            8.

(1) Requisitions for payments from the fund shall be in writing addressed to the
Secretary of the Representative Body and signed by the Incumbent and
Churchwardens.

(2) Requisitions in respect of expenditure upon maintenance shall be accompanied
by an architect’s certificate and/or tradesmen’s accounts with a certificate of the
Incumbent and Churchwardens stating that the accounts are correct and the work
has been completed to their satisfaction.

(3) Requisitions in respect of expenditure upon fire insurance premiums shall be
accompanied by the Insurance Company’s receipt for the payment.


                                            9.

     If the Representative Body be informed in writing by the Bishop of the diocese
that a church, in respect of which a Chancel Repair Fund is held by the
Representative Body, has fallen into a derelict state and is no longer used for divine
worship, such fund shall be thereafter treated as a Chancel Repair Fund for such
church as shall be named by the Bishop of the diocese situated either in the same
parish as the derelict church or in a parish with which the aforesaid parish has been
grouped or amalgamated.


                                           10.

      The Representative Body may delegate its powers and duties under these rules
to a committee with power to act.


                                           11.

     Nothing in these rules shall affect the provisions of section 26 30 of chapter III of
the Constitution.




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     Now section 23 of Chapter III
                                                       Lay Administration Regulation


           REGULATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BY A LAY PERSON
                OF THE ELEMENTS AT THE HOLY EUCHARIST



      The Bishop may permit a lay person to assist the Incumbent or other priest in
the administration of the elements of the Holy Eucharist in a particular parish on the
following conditions:
     (a)   after consulting with the Bishop, the Incumbent shall apply in writing
           naming the person for whom permission is requested and giving the
           reason for his application;
     (b)   such application shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the resolution
           of the Parochial Church Council supporting the request;
     (c)   such permission shall be given for one year or a lesser period and may be
           renewed at the Bishop’s discretion.




                                                                                 AS 2
                                                             Accounting Regulations


             THE CHURCH IN WALES ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS



                                         1.

      Each Parochial Church Council shall produce, at each annual vestry meeting, a
written report together with parochial accounts (‘the Annual Report and Accounts’)
for the year ending on the previous 31st day of December. A copy shall be sent to
the Archdeacon.


                                         2.

    The Annual Report and Accounts shall include the information set out in the
Schedule.


                                         3.

     (a)   The form of the accounts shall comply with all statutory requirements, any
           current recommended practice issued by the Charity Commission and the
           Church in Wales Parochial Administration Handbook.
     (b)   The Standing Committee of the Governing Body may by regulations from
           time to time vary the threshold of annual income above which a Parochial
           Church Council shall be obliged to produce a statement of financial
           activities and a balance sheet prepared on an accruals basis which have
           been examined by a regulated auditor.


                                         4.

     The Annual Report and Accounts shall be dated and signed by the chairman of
the Parochial Church Council. All parochial church councillors shall be deemed to
have agreed the Annual Report and Accounts unless the contrary is stated in the
report.


                                         5.

     The Parochial Church Council shall appoint an independent examiner or auditor
in accordance with regulation 3. He or she shall state in his or her report that the
examination or audit has been carried out and the Annual Report and Accounts also
comply with the requirements set out in regulation 3 and with the Schedule.




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                                                            Accounting Regulations


                                         6.

     If the Archdeacon considers that the Annual Report and Accounts do not
comply with regulation 3 and the Schedule he or she shall draw this to the attention
of the Parochial Church Council and/or the independent examiner or auditor and
seek clarification from the Parochial Church Council and/or the independent
examiner or auditor.




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                                                               Accounting Regulations


                    SCHEDULE TO THE CHURCH IN WALES
                        ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS



      The Annual Report and Accounts must demonstrate public benefit and shall
include:
    (a)   the full name of the Parish, the dedications and locations of its churches,
          and the name of the Area Deanery and of the Diocese;
    (b)   the names and addresses of:
          (i) the Cleric having charge of the Parish,
          (ii) the independent examiner or the auditor,
          (iii) the bankers, and
          (iv) any other such professional advisers as solicitors, church architect or
                surveyor;
    (c)   the names of all the members of the Parochial Church Council who have
          served during the year, and any parochial offices held;
    (d)   a statement that it shall be the responsibility of the Cleric having charge of
          the Parish and the Parochial Church Council to consult and to co-operate
          in all matters of concern and importance to the parish for the promotion of
          the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and
          ecumenical in the parish;
    (e)   a brief description of the structures through which the Parochial Church
          Council functions in order to carry out its objects;
    (f)   the number of persons on the electoral roll for the year and the average
          number of usual attenders at church in the year;
    (g)   a report on the proceedings of the Parochial Church Council and the
          activities in the parish, including any significant developments and
          achievements during the year, and any plans for the coming year;
    (h)   a report on the financial activities of the Parochial Church Council,
          including the ways in which the activities of the parish have been funded
          and the funding proposals for the future;
    (i)   a statement of whether or not there are any arrears of parish share or
          quota due to the Diocesan Board of Finance.




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                                                            Church Fabric Regulations


                         CHURCH FABRIC REGULATIONS



                     Churches other than Cathedral Churches


                                           1.

      The Parochial Church Council shall keep all churches in the parish in repair and
shall be responsible to the Representative Body for the proper care, maintenance
and upkeep of such churches and their contents. The Parochial Church Council
shall co-operate with the Diocesan Board of Finance and the Diocesan Churches
Committee in the quinquennial inspections and shall, under this rule, effect all repairs
thereby reasonably advised.


                                           2.

     As regards churches which are within the Faculty Rules, and as regards the
contents of such churches, the Parochial Church Council shall observe such Faculty
Rules.


                                           3.

     As regards unconsecrated churches which are not subject to the faculty
procedure, the Parochial Church Council shall observe faculty rules 2 and 3, and for
this purpose faculty rules 2 and 3 shall apply with the term “unconsecrated”
substituted for the term “consecrated”, and:
     (a)   except as regards furniture, fittings and murals, with the expression
           “permission of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales”
           substituted for the term “faculty”;
     (b)   as regards furniture, fittings and murals, with the expression “permission
           of the bishop of the diocese” substituted for the term “faculty”.




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                                                               Church Fabric Regulations


                                             4.

    The churchwardens shall report in writing annually to both the Parochial Church
Council and the Archdeacon, by completing the form prescribed by the
Representative Body, on:
     (a)   the state of repair of all churches in the parish and their contents and any
           outstanding work which they consider to be necessary to maintain them in
           good repair and condition; and,
     (b)   the extent of the insurance which covers the churches and their contents
           together with any advice and communications received from the insurer.


                                             5.

(1) The Representative Body shall insure in such manner and for such amounts as
it shall think fit:
     (a)   all churches in its ownership;
     (b)   all buildings within the curtilage of such churches;
     (c)   the contents of such churches and buildings; and
     (d)   against employer’s liability and liability to third parties in respect thereof.

(2) The cost of insurances effected under sub-section (1) shall be reclaimed pro
rata from the Diocesan Boards of Finance.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-section (1) hereof, the Representative
Body may, if it thinks fit, act as its own insurer in part or in whole.


                                             6.

     With regard to churches or buildings within the curtilage of a church within a
parish which are not in the ownership of the Representative Body, the Parochial
Church Council shall ensure that:
     (a)   all such churches in the parish (including all buildings within their
           curtilages) and their contents are insured in accordance with the advice of
           the insurer, provided that other terms may be agreed with the insurer if the
           Archdeacon so approves, and provided that the Representative Body may
           require the insurance to be upon such terms and for such amounts as it
           thinks fit;
     (b)   insurance is effected against employer’s liability and against liability to
           third parties upon such terms and for such amounts as the Representative
           Body may from time to time require.




                                                                                      AS 13
                                                     Redundant Churches Regulations


                     REDUNDANT CHURCHES REGULATIONS



                                            1.

     Before declaring a church building to be redundant the diocesan bishop shall
seek and consider the advice of the Diocesan Churches Committee and of the
archdeacon.


                                            2.

(1) Before advising the diocesan bishop, the Diocesan Churches Committee shall
seek and consider the advice of
      (a)   the Parochial Church Council;
      (b)   the incumbent and churchwardens;
      (c)   the Representative Body;
      (d)   the Diocesan Advisory Committee.

(2)   (a)   The Parochial Church Council, the incumbent and churchwardens and the
            Representative Body, within twenty-one days of being required to do so by
            the Diocesan Churches Committee, shall severally submit to such
            committee their advice and comments on the proposal to declare the
            church redundant.
      (b)   The incumbent and churchwardens, within twenty-one days of being
            required to do so by the Diocesan Churches Committee, shall send to
            such committee and to the Representative Body an inventory of all the
            contents of the church.
      (c)   The Representative Body, within twenty-one days of being required to do
            so by the Diocesan Churches Committee, shall submit to such committee
            a report on the legal title to the church.
      (d)   The Diocesan Advisory Committee within fifty-six days of being required to
            do so by the Diocesan Churches Committee, shall submit to such
            committee and to the Representative Body a report on the architectural,
            archaeological, artistic and historical merit of the church and its contents.

(3) Before advising the diocesan bishop, the Diocesan Churches Committee may
seek and consider the advice of the Cathedral and Churches Commission.




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                                                    Redundant Churches Regulations


                                          3.

     The Diocesan Churches Committee, within twenty-eight days of receiving the
advice of the Diocesan Advisory Committee, the Parochial Church Council, the
incumbent and churchwardens and the Representative Body shall submit to the
diocesan bishop advice for the future of the church building and its contents.


                                          4.

   Within twenty-eight days of receiving the advice of the Diocesan Churches
Committee, the diocesan bishop shall in writing either
     (a)   declare the church building to be redundant; or,
     (b)   give notice that he does not propose to make such a declaration,
and in either case he shall send copies thereof to the Diocesan Churches
Committee, the Diocesan Advisory Committee, the incumbent and churchwardens,
the Parochial Church Council and the Representative Body.


                                          5.

      The bishop, before making a declaration of redundancy, may require further
information or advice from the Diocesan Churches Committee. Before advising the
bishop, the Diocesan Churches Committee may seek further information or advice
from the Parochial Church Council, the incumbent and churchwardens, the Diocesan
Advisory Committee or the Representative Body, and the time periods in paragraphs
2, 3 and 4 shall apply thereto.


                                          6.

     When the legal title of a church is subject to a right of reverter, the diocesan
bishop shall consult with the Representative Body before making a declaration of
redundancy.


                                          7.

     Upon the coming into effect of a declaration of redundancy:
     (a)   the management and insurance of the former church building and its
           contents shall cease to be the responsibility of the incumbent, the
           churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council, and shall become the
           responsibility of the Representative Body;
     (b)   the Diocesan Churches Committee shall advise the Representative Body
           upon the use or disposal of the contents.




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                                                   Redundant Churches Regulations


                                       8.
     The cost of managing and insuring a former church building shall be a charge
on the Provincial Redundant Churches Fund.



                               EXPLANATORY NOTE

     These regulations do not apply to churches which are closed but have not been
declared to be redundant. When a church is closed for public worship, the
churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council continue to be responsible for
maintaining the building, the contents and the necessary insurance, and for taking all
reasonable steps to safeguard the building and its contents, and to secure the doors
and windows.




                                                                               AS 11
                        Constitution of Diocesan Churches and Pastoral Committees


                   CONSTITUTION OF DIOCESAN CHURCHES
                       AND PASTORAL COMMITTEES



                                          1.

     In each diocese there shall be established a Diocesan Churches Committee
which shall be known as (name of diocese concerned) Diocesan Churches and
Pastoral Committee.


Membership

                                          2.

     The Committee shall consist of
     (a)   the archdeacons of the diocese;
     (b)   the chairman or vice-chairman (if any) of the Diocesan Board of Finance;
     (c)   the chairman of the Diocesan Advisory Committee or another member
           nominated by him;
     (d)   three members elected by the Diocesan Conference from its own
           members; and
     (e)   three members appointed by the Diocesan Bishop.


                                          3.

      The members elected by the Diocesan Conference and the members
appointed by the Diocesan Bishop shall hold office for six years and shall be eligible
for re-election without limit on the number of terms served; provided that the
membership of a cleric shall cease on the seventieth anniversary of his or her
birthday and that of a lay member on the seventy-fifth anniversary of his or her
birthday.


                                          4.

     When a casual vacancy occurs among the elected members the Diocesan
Bishop shall, after consultation with the Standing Committee of the Diocesan
Conference, appoint a member of the Diocesan Conference to fill the vacancy. Such
person shall hold office only for the unexpired period of the term of office of the
person in whose place he or she shall have been appointed.




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                       Constitution of Diocesan Churches and Pastoral Committees


                                        5.

The Committee may appoint suitably qualified persons to act as consultants.


Chairman

                                        6.

(1) The chairman shall be appointed from the members by the Diocesan Bishop
and shall hold office for three years.

(2) The chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment without limit on the number
of terms served.

(3) In the chairman’s absence the other members present shall elect a chairman
for the meeting.


Sub-Committees

                                        7.

     The Committee shall have power to appoint such sub-committees.


Quorum

                                        8.

     The quorum of the Committee and of any sub-committee shall be one half of
the number of its members.


Procedure

                                        9.

     The Committee shall meet at least twice in each year and shall otherwise
decide its own procedure.


Secretary

                                        10.

   The Committee shall appoint a secretary who shall not be a member of the
Committee.




                                                                              AS 12
                        Constitution of Diocesan Churches and Pastoral Committees


Functions of the Committee

                                         11.

     The Committee shall
     (a)   keep under review the pastoral need for the church buildings in the
           diocese and advise the Diocesan Bishop and the Diocesan Conference
           accordingly;
     (b)   administer the scheme for the quinquennial inspection of Churches
           required by the Constitution;
     (c)   carry out the functions required of it under the Redundant Churches
           Regulations;
     (d)   advise the Diocesan Board of Finance and any other body or person
           having disposable funds upon the disbursement of grants and loans for
           any purpose connected with church buildings, their curtilages and
           contents;
     (e)   give effect to any other provisions relating to the care of Churches as may
           from time to time be set out in a Schedule hereto;
     (f)   consider matters referred to it by the Diocesan Advisory Committee, and
           seek its advice when appropriate; and
     (g)   carry out such other duties as may properly be required of it by the
           Diocesan Conference.




                                                                               AS 12
                                        Cathedrals and Churches Commission Rules


             CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES COMMISSION RULES
               (being rules relating to the care of fabric of Cathedrals
             and the provision of advice for the care of other churches)



                              GENERAL PRINCIPLES


                                          1.

     Any body on which functions of care and conservation are conferred by these
Rules shall in exercising those functions have due regard to the fact that a church is
a centre of worship and mission and that a Cathedral is also the seat of a bishop.



                    ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF
               THE CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES COMMISSION


                                          2.

(1) There shall be established a body called The Church in Wales Cathedrals and
Churches Commission (hereinafter referred to as “the Commission”) which shall
have the functions assigned to it by these Rules.

(2) The Commission shall be a committee of the Representative Body, but shall not
be subject to the direction or control of the Representative Body or any committee
thereof in the exercise of its powers and duties under these Rules.



                                    MEMBERSHIP


                                          3.

     The Commission shall consist of a Chairman and six other members appointed
in accordance with rule 4 hereof.




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                                          4.

(1) The seven members of the Commission shall be appointed by the
Representative Body after consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government and
the Bench of Bishops and shall be persons with recognised knowledge and
experience of cathedrals, churches, heritage protection and management particularly
in Wales.

(2) The Chairman shall be a lay person qualified to be a member of the Governing
Body appointed by the Representative Body after consultation with the Welsh
Assembly Government and the Bench of Bishops.

(3) No person who is a member of the Chapter or the Cathedral Fabric Advisory
Committee of any Cathedral shall be eligible for appointment as the Chairman.


                                          5.

     The Commission shall appoint advisers who will be specialists in particular
areas and shall provide advice from time to time as required to the Commission.


                                          6.

(1) The Chairman of the Commission shall hold office for five years, and shall be
eligible for re-appointment for further terms of five years.

(2) Other members of the Commission shall hold office for five years and shall be
eligible for re-appointment for further terms of five years.


Casual Vacancies

                                          7.

(1) Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the Commission the
Representative Body shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy after consultation with
the Welsh Assembly Government and the Bench of Bishops.

(2) Any person appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office for the unexpired
portion of the term of office of the person in whose place he is appointed and shall
be eligible for re-appointment for further terms of five years.




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Committees

                                        8.

(1)   The Commission shall have power to appoint sub-committees.

(2) Persons who are not members of the Commission may be appointed to any
committee thereof but the number of such persons appointed to a committee shall
be fewer than half the total number of members of the committee.


Voting

                                        9.

      Persons who are not members of the Commission shall have no right to vote.


Procedure

                                        10.

      The quorum of the Commission shall be four members.


                                        11.

    Subject to rule 10 hereof, the Commission may act notwithstanding any
vacancy in its membership.


                                        12.

     The Commission may delegate to one or more of its members or its advisers
the power to give advice on its behalf with regard to a particular specialism or
specialisms in a particular case.


                                        13.

      The Commission shall regulate its own procedures.




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                          DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION


                                          14.

    The Commission shall:
    (a)   advise a diocesan chancellor on any petition for a faculty relating to a
          Cathedral where the proposal involves:
          (i) any work or works to preserve, alter or add to the building or its
               contents which would materially affect the architectural,
               archaeological, artistic or historic character of the Cathedral; or,
          (ii) the sale, loan or other disposal of any object for the time being
               designated under paragraph (d) or rule 21(b) hereof as being of
               outstanding architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic interest;
    (b)   when required by a diocesan chancellor, registrar or diocesan advisory
          committee, advise on a petition for a faculty relating to a church other than
          a Cathedral;
    (c)   if requested, and if the Commission thinks fit, advise any member or body
          of members within the Church in Wales on the care, conservation,
          maintenance, repair and development of a Cathedral or other church;
    (d)   in the absence of a Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee, designate as
          such those objects included in the inventory compiled and maintained for
          the Cathedral under paragraph (c) of rule 32 hereof which it considers to
          be of outstanding architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic interest;
    (e)   monitor the operation of the faculty system including the operation of
          Diocesan Advisory Committees, faculty procedures and the Ecclesiastical
          Exemption process;
    (f)   advise the Representative Body on its built heritage.




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                                       15.

The Commission may:
    (a)   promote co-operation between itself and organisations concerned with the
          care and study of buildings of architectural, archaeological, artistic or
          historic interest in Wales;
    (b)   assist the Representative Body, the Chapter of a Cathedral and any other
          member or body of members within the Church in Wales by participating
          in educational and research projects which in its view will promote the
          care, conservation, maintenance, repair and development of ecclesiastical
          buildings;
    (c)   maintain a library of books, plans, drawings, photographs and other
          material relating to churches and their contents;
    (d)   advise on the appointment of architects, archaeologists, surveyors and
          other experts;
    (e)   advise on the acquisition and use of grants for Cathedrals and other
          churches;
    (f)   promote best practice through conferences or otherwise for those
          concerned with the care, conservation, maintenance, repair and
          development of Cathedrals and other churches.




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               ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF CATHEDRAL
                      FABRIC ADVISORY COMMITTEES



Establishment of Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committees

                                         16.

     The Chapter may establish for a Cathedral a body called The Cathedral Fabric
Advisory Committee which shall have the functions assigned to it by these Rules.


Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee

                                         17.

     A Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee shall:
     (a)   when required by the Representative Body or the Chapter, advise on the
           care, conservation, maintenance, repair and development of the
           Cathedral;
     (b)   designate as such those objects included in the inventory compiled and
           maintained for the Cathedral under paragraph (c) of rule 36 hereof which it
           considers, after consultation with the Commission, to be of outstanding
           architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic interest.


Membership of the Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee

                                         18.

     A Fabric Advisory Committee shall consist of:
     (a)   the Dean of the Cathedral and either three or four others appointed by the
           Chapter of whom at least one shall be a member of the Cathedral Chapter
           and at least one shall be a lay person; and
     (b)   either three or four others appointed by the Commission after consultation
           with the Chapter, being persons having special knowledge of the care and
           maintenance of buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest.


                                         19.

     After consultation with the Chapter and the Commission, the committee shall
appoint a lay member who is qualified to be a member of the Governing Body to be
Chairman of the committee.




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                                       20.

     No person who holds any paid office in the Commission shall be eligible for
appointment as a member of a committee.


                                       21.

      The members of the committee shall hold office for a term of five years and
shall be eligible for re-appointment for further terms of 5 years.

                                       22.

      Any expenses properly incurred by a member of the committee for its purposes
shall be reimbursed by the Chapter.


Casual Vacancies

                                       23.

     Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the committee, the
appropriate body may appoint a person to fill the vacancy, and any person so
appointed shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the
person in whose place he is appointed.


Secretary

                                       24.

    The committee shall appoint a secretary, who need not be a member of the
committee.


Procedure

                                       25.

   The quorum of the committee shall be not less than half the number of
members of the committee and shall include at least two members appointed by the
Commission.


                                       26.

     The Cathedral Architect and the archaeological consultant shall attend all
meetings of the committee provided that the Chairman may excuse them or either of
them if he deems it reasonable to do so.



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                                       27.

       Subject to rule 25 above, the committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy
in its membership.


                                       28.

    The committee shall hold at least two meetings each year, and if three or more
members, by notice sent to the secretary, so request a special meeting shall be
convened within four weeks of the receipt of the notice.


                                       29.

     The secretary shall place on the agenda for the next meeting any matter
requested by a member.


                                       30.

    Subject to the preceding provisions of these Rules, the committee shall have
power to regulate its own procedure.


                                       31.

     The secretary shall not later than seven days before each meeting send to the
Chapter, the Commission and the Representative Body a copy of the agenda for that
meeting and shall within fourteen days after the meeting send them a copy of the
minutes.




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Duties of Chapters under these Rules

                                          32.

     The Chapter shall:
     (a)   appoint a Cathedral architect following consultation with the Commission;
     (b)   appoint an archaeological consultant to          the   Cathedral   following
           consultation with the Commission and Cadw;
     (c)   complete in relation to the Cathedral a log book and terrier, a plan of its
           precincts and an inventory of its contents and of any other articles
           belonging to and used in connection with it;
     (d)   arrange, during the period of five years beginning on the 23rd day of
           September, 1993 and during every subsequent period of five years, for
           the Cathedral architect, in consultation with the archaeological consultant,
           to make an inspection and report in writing to the Chapter on works which
           he considers need to be carried out as soon as practicable in relation to
           the Cathedral and on the order in which they should be carried out; and
           the Cathedral architect shall send a copy of every such report to the
           Commission, the Representative Body, the Diocesan Advisory Committee
           and the Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee, if any;
     (e)   keep a record of all works carried out in relation to the Cathedral or in its
           precincts.




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                         MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS



Applications for listed building or scheduled monument consent

                                        33.

     Where the Chapter proposes to make an application for:
     (a)   listed building consent under section 8 or conservation area consent
           under section 74 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas)
           Act 1990; or
     (b)   scheduled monument consent under section 2 of the Ancient Monuments
           and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, in respect of any building or
           monument within the precincts of the Cathedral;
the Chapter clerk shall send to the Commission, the Cathedral Fabric Advisory
Committee, if any, and the Representative Body a notice in writing stating that
representations with respect to the proposed application may be sent to him before
the end of a period of x days from the date of service of the notice.


Rules

                                        34.

     The Governing Body or its Standing Committee may make such further
provisions as it considers necessary or desirable to give effect to these Rules.


Saving

                                        35.

     Nothing in these Rules shall dispense with any of the provisions of the
Constitution relating to the acquisition or disposal of property or any consent or
approval required by or under a Cathedral scheme.




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Interpretation

                                          36.

(1)   In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:
            “archaeological consultant” means a person who possesses such
      qualifications and expertise in archaeological matters as the Commission may
      require;
           “architect” means a person registered under the Architects Registration
      Acts 1931-1969;
           “Cathedral architect”, in relation to a Cathedral, means the architect
      appointed, however designated;
           “the Chapter” means the Dean and Chapter, other than in the case of St.
      Woolos Cathedral in the Diocese of Monmouth where it shall mean the
      Parochial Church Council, and references to “the Chapter clerk” shall in the
      case of that Cathedral mean the Secretary of the Parochial Church Council;
            “precincts” in relation to a Cathedral means the precincts indicated on the
      plan required for that Cathedral under paragraph (c) of rule 32.

(2) For the purposes of these Rules any object or structure permanently situated in
a Cathedral or in any building within the precincts of a Cathedral shall be treated as
part of that Cathedral or building as the case may be.

(3) Any reference in these Rules to an Act or Acts of Parliament shall be taken to
include any modification or re-enactment of the Act or Acts in question and any
regulations made thereunder.


Short title and commencement

                                          37.

(1)   These Rules may be cited as the Cathedrals and Churches Commission Rules.

(2) The provisions contained in these Rules shall come into force and effect on
such date as the Standing Committee of the Governing Body may appoint.




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                                                                 Regulations Training


                                                             Effective 1 January 1988


                   REGULATIONS TO PROVIDE RESOURCES
                 FOR TRAINING FOR THE ORDAINED MINISTRY
                        OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

                            As amended September 2006


                                          1.

    In these Regulations:
    (a)   the Fund shall mean the Fund to Provide Resources for Training for the
          Ordained Ministry of the Church in Wales;
    (b)   ordained ministry shall include the order of deaconesses;
    (c)   candidate shall mean a person who has been provisionally accepted for
          training for the ordained ministry of the Church in Wales by the Bishop of
          the diocese in which it is intended that his ministry shall commence.


                                          2.

    The Representative Body, or the appropriate committee thereof, shall stand
possessed of the Fund.


                                          3.

    The Fund shall consist of, and there shall be placed to its credit:
    (a)   contributions from Diocesan Boards of Finance under regulation 5;
    (b)   unexpended balances of awards which are withdrawn or otherwise not
          taken up;
    (c)   such other sums, if any, as shall from time to time be authorised or
          directed to be credited to the Fund.




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                                         4.

     There shall be charged against the Fund:
     (a)   such awards as shall from time to time be made by the Bench of Bishops,
           or such persons or body of persons nominated by it, to provide for the
           training of candidates for the ordained ministry of the Church in Wales;
     (b)   such other expenditure as may from time to time be incurred in the
           furtherance of the purposes of the Fund.


                                         5.

      The Board of Finance of the diocese in which it is intended that a candidate’s
ministry shall commence shall contribute towards the cost of an award to that
candidate. Such contributions shall be paid to the Representative Body to the credit
of the Fund.




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                                  SECTION 3



                                   SCHEMES


                               Table of Contents

1.   THE SCHEME FOR THE SUPPORT OF MINISTRY IN
     THE CHURCH IN WALES 2007
     The Schedule


2.   MAINTENANCE OF MINISTRY SCHEME
     Regulations Prescribed by the Representative Body
         Part 1    General Provisions
         Part 2    Maintenance of Ministry Funds
         Part 3    Parochial Clergy Minimum Stipends
         Part 4    Dignitaries and Diocesan Clergy
         Part 5    Other Financial Provisions
         Part 6    Parsonage Board
         Part 7    Clerical Gratuities
         Part 8    Miscellaneous Matters

     The Schedule
          Part I  Amounts of Sums, Allocations, Grants, Fees, Allowances,
                  Stipends and Gratuities Referred to in this Scheme
          Part II Clergy Pensions and Gratuities Scheme


3.   CATHEDRAL SCHEMES
     The Scheme of the Cathedral Church of St Asaph
     The Scheme of the Cathedral Church of Bangor
     The Scheme of the Cathedral Church of St Davids
     The Scheme of the Cathedral Church of Llandaff
     The Scheme of the Cathedral Church of Monmouth
     The Scheme of the Cathedral Church of Brecon




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                  THE SCHEME FOR THE SUPPORT OF MINISTRY
                        IN THE CHURCH IN WALES 2007


(1)   From 1st January 2007:
      (a)   Subject to sub-section (3), the Representative Body shall provide each
            year a sum of money (“the Grant”) calculated by reference to the
            estimated cost of the items listed in the schedule hereto (“the Schedule”)
            in 2006 but limited to that part of the cost of such items met by the
            Representative Body for 2006;
      (b)   Subject to sub-section (1)(a) and sub-section 2(b), the Representative
            Body will no longer be responsible for meeting any part of the cost of the
            items listed in the Schedule;
      (c)   Subject to the Constitution of the Church in Wales and to any terms or
            conditions prescribed under subsection (5), each diocese shall determine
            for itself expenditure to be incurred upon the items listed in the Schedule.

(3)   (a)   With effect from 1st January 2009 sub paragraph (g) of the Schedule shall
            be amended to read as follows:
            “25% of bursaries and grants for ordinands”
      (b)   With effect from 1st January 2009 the Representative Body will be
            responsible for 75% of bursaries and grants for ordinands.
                 st
(3) Prior to 31 December 2008 and each year thereafter the Representative Body
shall review the Grant and shall determine whether and to what extent the Grant
should be adjusted, provided that the Grant shall be maintained at no less than the
level stated in subsection (1)(a) until 31st December 2008.

(4)   (a)   The Grant shall be apportioned each year between the dioceses by
            reference to each diocese’s share of the total expenditure by the
            Representative Body in 2002 on the items listed in the Schedule (“the
            Formula”).
      (b)   Prior to 31st December 2008 the Representative Body shall review the
            Formula and determine whether it should be changed. Any such change
            shall not take effect before 1st January 2009.

(5) The Representative Body, after consultation with each of the dioceses, may
specify terms and conditions upon which the sum paid to each diocese shall be held
and used by that diocese.

(6) At the end of each quarter each diocese shall reimburse to the Representative
Body any payments made by the Representative Body on behalf of and with the
agreement of the diocese in respect of any of the items listed in the Schedule.
                                  THE SCHEDULE



     The items referred to in section 1 of this scheme are:
Clergy Benefits
     (a)   Archdeacons’ stipends, housing and expenses (where not parochial)
     (b)   The stipends of the Dean, Residentiary Canon and Minor Canons of each
           cathedral
     (c)   Current service pension contributions for all stipendiary clergy except
           bishops
     (d)   Contributions to Bishops’ Hardship Funds
     (e)   Contributions to Widows, Orphans & Dependants Funds
     (f)   Chaplains currently paid from the Maintenance of Ministry Fund
Clergy Training
     (g)   Bursaries and Grants for Ordinands
     (h)   Grants to Educational Bodies (principally St Michael’s College)
Property
     (i)   Costs of parsonage maintenance
     (j)   Cost of insurance of clergy houses
     (k)   Provision of Curates’ houses
Grants
     (l)   Representative Body Grants to Cathedrals
     (m) Diocesan & Archdeacons’ Registrars costs
Governing Body
     (n)   Governing Body Meeting Expenses




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                         REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY
                          THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY


                                        Part I

                              GENERAL PROVISIONS


                                          1.

(1) This scheme shall be known as the Maintenance of Ministry Scheme, and all
references to the Maintenance of Ministry Scheme or to the Reconstruction Scheme
in the Constitution of the Church in Wales shall be taken to refer to this Scheme.

(2) From 1st January 2007 this Scheme shall be read subject to the Scheme
entitled “The Scheme for the Support of Ministry in the Church in Wales 2007” (the
“2007 Scheme”) and in the event of any conflict between the 2007 Scheme and this
Scheme the provisions of the 2007 Scheme shall prevail.


                                          2.

      The amount of any sum, grant, fee, allowance, stipend or gratuity referred to in
this Scheme shall be determined from time to time by the Representative Body or the
appropriate committee thereof and printed in the Schedule hereto, which Schedule
need not be printed as part of this Scheme but the contents of which shall be printed
at least annually by the Representative Body and distributed to its members and all
serving clerics and deaconesses in the Church in Wales.


                                       Part II

                      MAINTENANCE OF MINISTRY FUNDS


                                          3.

     The Representative Body shall provide an annual sum of money for all
dioceses (hereinafter called the “Maintenance of Ministry Fund”) towards the cost of
the maintenance of the ministry. This sum shall be apportioned quarterly to dioceses
in accordance with the number of clerics in post at the beginning of each quarter,
which number shall be increased by one-fifth of the difference, if any, between the
aforesaid number and the number of clerics stated by the Bench of Bishops to be
required for each diocese, whenever the latter number exceeds the former.




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                                         4.

    In addition to the Maintenance of Ministry Fund, the Representative Body shall
make allocations to the dioceses pursuant upon bequests in accordance with the
Schedule hereof.


                                         5.

(1) Each Diocesan Board of Finance shall submit its recommendations in respect
of the assigned stipends and allowances at least three months before such
recommendations are to become effective, except in the case of a new appointment.

(2) At the commencement of the last month in each quarter the Representative
Body shall inform each Diocesan Board of Finance of the estimated excess
expenditure on the maintenance of the ministry over and above the quarterly sum
provided under section 3 hereof, and the Board of Finance shall pay over to the
Representative Body the sum so advised before the end of that quarter.


                                         6.

(1) On the recommendation of a Diocesan Board of Finance, the following shall be
a proper charge against the Maintenance of Ministry Fund for that diocese:
     (a)   the stipends and employer’s National Insurance contributions of
           Incumbents and Assistant Curates;
     (b)   house allowance to Incumbents;
     (c)   grants of a temporary nature to allow the Bishop in special circumstances
           (e.g. where there is no vacancy in the incumbency but the Incumbent is
           unable to officiate) to provide additional assistance in the benefice;
     (d)   payments for any other purpose which would benefit an Incumbent or a
           retired Incumbent;
     (e)   a grant to the widow, widower or other dependant of an Incumbent or an
           Assistant Curate immediately following his or her death;
     (f)   a grant to a Diocesan Board of Finance for payment for duties in vacant
           curacies;
     (g)   the removal expenses of:
           (i) an Incumbent moving into an incumbency in the diocese, moving
                 when required by the diocese within an incumbency or moving from
                 an incumbency on retirement;
           (ii) a widow, widower or other dependant of any deceased Incumbent
                 who would have been entitled to a grant under (i) above;
           (iii) an Assistant Curate taking up a first appointment, moving to another
                 curacy or being appointed to a benefice in the diocese;




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       (h)   fees for services in vacant incumbencies, namely;
             (i) the fee, if any, for taking a service during a vacancy in a cure by a
                   cleric or deaconess in the full-time stipendiary ministry of the Church
                   in Wales or undertaking service reckoned as “pensionable service”
                   for the purposes of chapter XII31 of the Constitution of the Church in
                   Wales, or by a cleric in receipt of a pension in virtue of his or her
                   service in holy orders, or by a cleric in the non-stipendiary ministry
                   who is over seventy years old;
             (ii) where a service is taken by a licensed reader a fee shall be paid to
                   the Diocesan Association of Readers’ Fund for each such service;
             (iii) the travelling allowance for any person taking services in a vacant
                   cure;
       (i)   a travelling expenses allowance payable to clerics or deaconesses who, at
             the request of the Diocesan Bishop, exercise pastoral care in
             neighbouring vacant parishes;
       (j)   the remuneration and expenses of Archdeacons, Canons, Area Deans
             and Diocesan Officers;
       (k)   the remuneration and expenses of no more than three accredited lay
             ministers in each diocese, who shall be counted in the number of clerics in
             post in the diocese for the purposes of the quarterly apportionment
             effected under section 3 hereof;
       (l)   augmentation of grant to the Cathedral Chapter under section 20;
       (m) the expenses of the custodians of a parsonage in a vacant benefice, for
           which provision is made in chapter X32 of the Constitution or the
           supplementary regulations thereto;
       (n)   contributions to the Parsonage Board Fund.

(2) Except where otherwise provided, for the purpose of this section the
expression:
       (a)   INCUMBENT includes a cleric in charge of a suspended incumbency or
             conventional district and a Vicar in a rectorial benefice;
       (b)   ASSISTANT CURATE includes a cleric appointed to a full-time extra-
             parochial office by the Bishop by licence under seal and a Deaconess;
       (c)   DEPENDANT means a relative of a deceased cleric who, at the date of
             death, was residing and financially dependant upon him or her;
       (d)   DIOCESAN OFFICER means a cleric who at the request or with the
             consent of the Bishop performs specialist duties whether in addition to
             parochial duties or not;
       (e)   ACCREDITED LAY MINISTER means a lay person licensed by the
             diocesan Bishop to engage in the work of mission and ministry in the
             diocese or a parish or parishes thereof.

31
     Now Part II of the Schedule to this Scheme
32
     Now Regulation 14 of Chapter VII

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(3) Except actual reimbursement of expenses and any fee for taking a service
during a vacancy, the provisions of this section shall not apply to clerics in the non-
stipendiary ministry of the Church in Wales.



                                           Part III

                      PAROCHIAL CLERGY MINIMUM STIPENDS


                                                7.

(1) A Diocesan Board of Finance shall not, without the express approval of the
Representative Body, recommend a stipend of less than the minimum provided in
the Schedule, for:
     (a)     an Incumbent of a rectorial benefice;
     (b)     any other Incumbent;
     (c)     a Vicar in a rectorial benefice;
     (d)     a cleric in charge of a suspended incumbency or conventional district;
     (e)     a cleric appointed to an extra-parochial office by a Bishop by licence
             under seal.

(2) Provided that in any case in which an Incumbent or a Vicar in a rectorial
benefice also holds an office or appointment other than in the ministry of the Church
in Wales and for which a separate stipend or payment is received, the Bishop of the
diocese may recommend to the Representative Body (acting through the
Maintenance of Ministry Sub-Committee) that the stipend to be paid to such
Incumbent or Vicar be such sum as together with the separate stipend or payment
received by the Incumbent or Vicar shall be not less than the appropriate minimum
specified in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) hereof.

(3) A Diocesan Board of Finance shall not, without the express approval of the
Representative Body, recommend an allowance of less than the minimum provided
in the Schedule, for an Area Dean.

(4) The provisions of this section shall not apply in respect of any non-stipendiary
cleric.




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                                          8.

(1) A Diocesan Board of Finance may recommend a grant payable to a parish, in
respect of each full-time Assistant Curate or Deaconess employed in that parish
subject to the Assistant Curate or Deaconess being in receipt of a stipend not less
than that laid down in accordance with the provisions of section 9(1) hereof. The
amount of a grant shall in no case exceed the amount of the stipend paid by the
parish.

(2) Special grants in lieu of curacy endowments existing prior to 31st March 1920
and the income from endowments given since that date shall continue to be paid in
accordance with the endowment.


                                          9.

(1) The minimum annual stipend for an Assistant Curate, Cathedral Chaplain or
Deaconess shall be as provided in the Schedule.

(2) In special circumstances, a Diocesan Board of Finance may recommend a
grant in respect of an Assistant Curate or Deaconess who, with the approval of the
Bishop, is in receipt of a stipend less than the prescribed minimum.

(3) These provisions shall apply in respect of any Assistant Curate or Deaconess
who has been nominated by an Incumbent to act as Assistant Curate or Deaconess
in a parish with the permission of the Bishop, and is undertaking full-time stipendiary
duty.




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                                        Part IV

                       DIGNITARIES AND DIOCESAN CLERGY


                                          10.

    The Representative Body shall provide and pay the following stipends and
expenses in respect of dignitaries and diocesan clergy.


                                          11.

THE DIOCESAN BISHOP

(1) The Representative Body shall provide for each Diocesan Bishop a personal
stipend and an allowance towards the costs of the upkeep of his chapel and
maintenance of his robes.

(2)    Each Diocesan Bishop may claim the following further allowances:
       (a)   the reimbursement of the cost of duty travel by public transport and a
             travelling allowance for duty travel by car;
       (b)   the reimbursement of reasonable expenses of accommodation incurred
             on duty travel;
       (c)   subject to consultation with the Bishops’ Residences and Expenses
             Sub-committee33, the reimbursement of the cost of wages, subsistence
             and National Insurance contributions in respect of a driver;
       (d)   the reimbursement of reasonable office expenses;
       (e)   within the Representative Body’s salary scale for secretarial staff at
             39 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, the reimbursement of the cost of salary and
             National Insurance contributions and other reasonable expenses in
             respect of his secretary;
       (f)   the reimbursement of reasonable expenses of hospitality;
       (g)   the reimbursement of the expenses incurred in connection with
             ordinations; and
       (h)   the reimbursement of 75% of the cost of heating and lighting his
             residence.

(3) The Archbishop shall, in addition to his stipend and allowances as a Diocesan
Bishop, receive a further allowance.




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                                       12.

ASSISTANT BISHOPS

     The Representative Body shall provide a stipend for an Assistant Bishop who is
appointed to serve in the diocese of the Archbishop, which stipend shall be reduced
by the amount of any other stipend payable to the Assistant Bishop by the
Representative Body.


                                       13.

THE DEAN

     The Representative Body shall provide a stipend for a Dean.


                                       14.

RESIDENTIARY CANONS

(1) The Representative Body shall provide a stipend for each full-time Residentiary
Canon appointed under part 3 of the Schedule to a Cathedral Scheme.

(2) The amount of such stipend, which shall not exceed that specified in the
Schedule, shall be agreed from time to time between the Bishop of the diocese and
the Chairman of the Maintenance of Ministry Sub-Committee.


                                       15.

CATHEDRAL CHAPLAINS

      The Representative Body shall provide stipends for two Chaplains of each of
the following cathedrals, namely:
St Asaph; Bangor; St.Davids; Llandaff; St.Woolos, Newport; and Brecon.




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                                          16.

ARCHDEACONS

(1) The Representative Body shall provide a stipend for each Archdeacon,
provided that:
       (a)   the stipend shall be reduced by the amount of any other stipend payable
             to the Archdeacon by the Representative Body; and
       (b)   a stipend which has not been reduced in accordance with the provisions
             of paragraph (a) hereof shall not be paid to more than one Archdeacon in
             each diocese.

(2)    An Archdeacon shall be provided with a residence.

(3) An Archdeacon may claim the following further allowances in respect of his
duties as an Archdeacon:
       (a)   the reimbursement of the cost of duty travel by public transport and a
             travelling allowance for duty travel by car;
       (b)   the reimbursement of reasonable expenses.


                                          17.

REMOVAL EXPENSES FOR DIGNITARIES

(1) The Representative Body shall contribute towards the reasonable expenses of
removal of dignitaries and their dependants, in such manner as shall be decided by
the Maintenance of Ministry Sub-committee34.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “dignitaries” shall mean Bishops, Assistant
Bishops, Deans, full-time Residentiary Canons, Archdeacons and Cathedral
Chaplains.




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                                        Part V

                         OTHER FINANCIAL PROVISIONS


                                          18.

GRANT FOR WIDOWS, ORPHANS AND DEPENDANTS SOCIETY
The Representative Body shall make an annual grant to the Widows, Orphans and
Dependants Society of the Church in Wales.


                                          19.

THE CATHEDRAL CHAPTER

(1) The Representative Body shall make a grant to each Cathedral Chapter to be
applied for any purpose in carrying out its Cathedral Scheme, and may make an
additional grant to a Cathedral Chapter of an amount equal to the stipend provided
for a Cathedral Chaplain under section 15 hereof.

(2) Each Cathedral Chapter shall furnish annually to the Representative Body,
audited accounts which shall include all monies received from the Representative
Body and income from properties vested in the Representative Body and managed
by the Dean and Chapter.



                                        Part VI

                                PARSONAGE BOARD


                                          20.

      The contributions to the Diocesan Parsonage Board Account from each parsonage
in the diocese within the Parsonages Scheme for the year commencing 1st January shall
be at one of the rates selected by the Diocesan Parsonage Board, after consultation with
the Diocesan Board of Finance from among those provided in the Schedule.



                                        Part VII

                              CLERICAL GRATUITIES

                                          21.

     The Scheme for Clergy Pensions and Gratuities is set out in the Schedule
hereto.


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                                      Part VIII

                           MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS


                                         22.

(1) A Diocesan Board of Finance, in conjunction with the Bishop, is responsible for
the administration of any grant made to it for the payment for duties in vacant
curacies.

(2) Requisition forms for payment towards the cost of duties in vacant curacies
shall be forwarded to the Diocesan Board of Finance.

(3) Each Diocesan Board of Finance shall submit to the Representative Body a
statement of account at the end of each financial year showing the application of the
grant.


                                         23.

(1) The Maintenance of Ministry Sub-committee35 shall keep the working of this
Scheme under review and shall report as necessary, and at least once in each
triennial period, to the Representative Body.

(2) The Maintenance of Ministry Sub-committee36 shall have power to decide any
question of interpretation which it may be necessary to decide for the purpose of this
Scheme.


                                         24.

     The Representative Body shall have power to make such modifications as it
thinks fit to this Scheme and action so taken by the Representative Body shall be
reported to the Governing Body.


                                         25.

     Notwithstanding anything herein contained, no pension shall be paid which
exceeds the limits permitted by the Finance Act, 1970 or any statutory modification
thereof for the time being in force and the “final remuneration” of a cleric for such
purpose shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of Part II of the
Schedule hereto.




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                                             THE SCHEDULE



                                                     Part I


      AMOUNTS OF SUMS, ALLOCATIONS, GRANTS, FEES, ALLOWANCES,
        STIPENDS AND GRATUITIES REFERRED TO IN THIS SCHEME


                                                        1.

      The amount of the Maintenance of Ministry Fund, mentioned in section 3 (s.3)
of the Scheme, shall be £0


                                                        2.

      The amounts of the allocations mentioned in section 4 shall be:
      (a)    £800 per annum to the Diocese of Monmouth in respect of the Llangattock
             Bequest;
      (b)    £400 per annum to the Diocese of Llandaff in respect of the Neale
             Bequest;
      (c)    £300 per annum to the Diocese of St Asaph for the benefice of Hawarden
             in respect of the Gladstone Bequest; and
      (d)    £276 per annum to the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon under Sir John
             Llewellyn and the Baker Haynes Bequests.


                                                        3.

      The amount of the grant to the Widow, Widower or other Dependant mentioned
in s.6(1)(e) shall be £100.


                                                        4.

     The amount of fees mentioned in section 6(1)(h) for taking services in a vacant
incumbency shall be:
                                                                                                         £
     (a) cleric or deaconess in the full-time stipendiary ministry or in
          pensionable service ...........................................................................0
      (b)    cleric in receipt of a pension by virtue of service in Holy Orders .....15.00
      (c)    cleric in the non-stipendiary ministry over seventy years old ...........15.00
      (d)    licensed Reader ...............................................................................10.00



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                                                      5.

      The amount of the travelling allowances mentioned in the following sections
shall be (from 6/4/2006):
      (a)   cleric or deaconess
            in the full-time stipendiary ministry or in pensionable service and others,
            taking a service in a vacant incumbency s.6(1)(h), and pastoral care of the
            vacant parish s.6(1)(i)
            (i) first 10,000 miles ...................................................... 45 per mile
            (ii) thereafter .................................................................. 25p per mile
      (b)   Diocesan Bishop
            where a car is not provided by the Representative Body) s.11(2)(a)
            (i) first 10,000 miles ...................................................... 45p per mile
            (ii) thereafter .................................................................. 25p per mile
      (c)   Archdeacon s.16(3)(a)
            (i) first 10,000 miles ...................................................... 45p per mile
            (ii) thereafter .................................................................. 25p per mile
     The amount of the travelling allowances mentioned in (a) to (e) above are
subject to HM Revenue and Customs review in April of each year. Details of any
such review will be sent to all concerned.

                                                      6.

(1) The amount of the minimum stipends referred to in the following sections shall
be (from 1 January 2013):
                                                            £                 % of
                                                                                                   Incumbents
                                                                                                        Stipend
                                                                                                      (approx.)
      (a)   Assistant Curate, Cathedral Chaplain or
            Deaconess s.9(1),s.15 ............................................... 18,808                       85
      (b)   Incumbent, Vicar in Rectorial Benefice, Cleric in Charge
            and Cleric appointed to an extra-parochial office.
            S7(1)(b)(c)(d)(e)......................................................... 22,127                 100
      (c)   Incumbent of Rectorial Benefice s.7(1)(a) ................ 23,233                                 105

(2)   The amount of the stipends in the following sections shall be:
      (a)   Residentiary Canon s.14(2) ...................................... 25,446                          115
      (b)   Archdeacon s.16(1) .................................................. 33,854                      153
      (c)   Dean s.13 ................................................................. 34,297                155
      (d)   Assistant Bishop s.12 ............................................... 37,616                      170
      (e)   Diocesan Bishop s.11(1) .......................................... 40,935                         185
      (f)   Archbishop................................................................. 44,254                200


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                                                   7.

    The amount of the allowances mentioned in the following sections shall be:
                                                                         £
    (a)   Diocesan Bishop - chapel and robes s.11(1) ................... 50 per annum
    (b)   Archbishop s.11(3) ........................................................ 700 per annum
    (c)   Area Dean s.7(3) ........................................................ 2,212 per annum


                                                   8.

    The rates referred to in the following sections shall be (from 1st January 2013):
    Parsonage Board s.20:

          Parsonages other than houses                                 Houses occupied
          occupied by Assistant Curates                               by Assistant Curates
     Diocesan Board              Representative             Diocesan Board             Representative
        of Finance                   Body                      of Finance                  Body
              £                           £                         £                           £
            4,600                         0                       4,600                         0


                                                   9.

    The amount of sums referred to in the following sections shall be:
                                                                                                     £
    Surviving Spouse’s Gratuity:
    s.19(4)(a) of Part II of the Schedule ........................................................ 2,500




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                                      Part II


                          CLERGY PENSION SCHEME


General Pensions Provisions

                                        1.

   Pensions under this Scheme shall be non-contributory, and shall be paid by the
Representative Body.


                                        2.

   No pension payable by the Representative Body under this Scheme shall be
capable of being assigned or surrendered.


                                        3.

   Except as otherwise provided, the former Clergy Pensions Scheme (in this
Schedule called the Previous Scheme) ceased to have effect from 31st December
1977, and this present Scheme took effect on 1st January 1978.


                                        4.

    Any matter relating to this Scheme for which provision is not hereby made shall
be determined by the Representative Body.




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Pensionable Service

                                            5.

(1) Pensionable service means years of service rendered by a cleric or deaconess
in the full-time stipendiary ministry of the Church in Wales, or elsewhere as
hereinafter provided, but in the case of persons retiring after 20th September 1983
every completed month shall count as a twelfth part of a year in calculating the total
period of such pensionable service.

(2) Full-time stipendiary service in the Church in Wales, as a Secretary of a
Provincial Council or Committee, or as a Diocesan Officer appointed to perform
extra-parochial duties by licence under seal, shall be regarded as pensionable
service.

(3) The Representative Body shall decide in every case whether a cleric or
deaconess in part-time stipendiary service in the Church in Wales shall be allowed to
accrue pension benefits proportional to those accrued by clerics or deaconesses in
full-time stipendiary service.


                                            6.

     The maximum period of pensionable service for the purpose of calculating a
pension shall be forty years, and the minimum two years.


                                            7.

     In any of the following cases, where
     (a)    a Diocesan Bishop with the consent of the Bench of Bishops, or any other
            cleric or a deaconess with the consent in writing of the Bishop, leaves
            Wales to serve in the mission field overseas or as a chaplain to a Welsh
            church in England; or
     (b)    a cleric or deaconess serves for a period as a full-time chaplain in Wales
            of the Mission to Seafarers; or
     (c)    a cleric or deaconess serves for a period as a full-time member of the
            teaching staff of the University of Wales, Lampeter or St. Michael’s
            College, Llandaff, or as a full-time warden or other member of the staff of
            a church hostel in Wales recognised as such by the Bench of Bishops,
such service shall be deemed to be pensionable service within this Scheme, unless
such service, of itself, carries pension rights consequent thereon, and provided that
the Representative Body may determine whether any particular service overseas is
in the mission field.




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                                           8.

     In the case of a cleric or deaconess whose ordination was delayed for a period
on account of any effect of war or on account of performing National Service on the
advice of the Bishop of the diocese prior to, but having been selected for, ordination,
the Representative Body may declare that the whole or any part of such period shall
be reckoned as pensionable service for the purposes of this Scheme, provided
nevertheless that where such a cleric or deaconess has received a pension or
gratuity from the Crown, other than a war disability pension or a war gratuity, the
period of service in respect of which such pension or gratuity was paid shall not be
so reckoned as pensionable service.


                                           9.

     In any cases where pursuant to the provisions of sections 17 or 18 of Chapter
VI a cleric or deaconess has been required to retire, the amount of the pension shall
be ascertained by reference to years of pensionable service in like manner as in the
case of a cleric or deaconess who has retired under the provisions of this Scheme.


                                          10.

     The Representative Body may decide that service rendered by a cleric or
deaconess other than as expressly referred to herein shall be deemed to be
pensionable service.


Rates of Payment and Inland Revenue Funding Limits

                                          11.

(1) The rate for the payment of        pensions to clerics and deaconesses whose
pensionable service began prior to     1st January 2006 shall be, for each year of
pensionable service, one-fortieth of   sixty per cent of the minimum stipend of the
highest pensionable office held at     any time during the last five years of such
pensionable service.

(2) The rate for the payment of pensions to clerics and deaconesses commencing
or returning to pensionable service after 31st December 2005 shall be, for each year
of pensionable service thereafter, one fortieth of fifty per cent of the minimum stipend
of the highest pensionable office held at any time during the last five years of such
service.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1) hereof, the offices of Archbishop, Diocesan
Bishop, Assistant Bishop, Dean, Archdeacon, and Incumbent shall be pensionable
offices.




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(4) A cleric who has not held one of the pensionable offices mentioned in
subsection (3) hereof and a deaconess shall be paid a pension as though he or she
had been an Incumbent, provided that the offices of a Residentiary Canon and of a
Rector in a Rectorial Benefice shall be deemed to be pensionable offices for the
purposes of subsections (1) and (2) hereof in the case of clerics holding either office
on 31 December 2001 or who, having held such office on or before that date, retired
from the full-time stipendiary ministry of the Church in Wales on or before 31
December 2006 having held the office during the five years prior to their retirement.

(5) No pension rights shall be deemed to accrue as a result of any allowance or
additional stipend paid to a cleric by reason of serving in a non-pensionable office.

(6)   (a)   For the purpose of calculating the pension and pension lump sum to be
            paid in accordance with this Scheme remuneration of a cleric or
            deaconess shall be taken to be the stipend paid by the Representative
            Body to such cleric or deaconess for the year immediately before
            retirement, provided that if a higher pensionable office has been held at
            any time during the last five years of pensionable service with the Church
            in Wales, the current stipend of that higher office shall be deemed for the
            purposes of this Scheme to have been paid for the year immediately
            before retirement; and
      (b)   Where prior to 6 April 2006 the Scheme was operated by reference to the
            limit on pensions imposed by HMRC “final remuneration” included the sum
            provided in the Schedule to the Maintenance of Ministry Scheme of the
            agreed value to such cleric or deaconess of the house which he or she
            then occupied for the purpose of determining whether or not a pension
            exceeded such limit.


Payment

                                          12.

(1) No pension shall be paid without an application therefore, made in the form
prescribed by the Representative Body, and signed by or on behalf of the applicant.

(2) Save in the case of an applicant under the provisions of paragraph 15(1) hereof
or where the applicant is the Archbishop or a Diocesan Bishop, the application shall
be countersigned by the Diocesan Bishop.

(3) In the case of an applicant under the provisions of paragraph 15(1) hereof, the
application shall be submitted direct to the Secretary of the Representative Body.




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                                          13.

(1) The rate of pensions in payment in respect of pensionable service completed
before 1st January 2006 shall be increased by the percentage by which minimum
clerical stipends are increased in each year.

(2)   (a)   The rate of pensions in payment in respect of pensionable service
            completed after 31st December 2005 shall increase annually by the same
            percentage as the percentage increase in the Retail Price Index as
            published by the Office for National Statistics or its successors over the
            previous twelve months subject to a maximum increase of 5%.
      (b)   If such index ceases to be published or the methods used to compile it
            make it impossible to calculate such percentage the index by reference to
            which such increase shall be calculated or an alternative method of
            calculation shall be determined by the Governing Body.


                                          14.

      Before and at any time during the continuance of payment of a pension to a
cleric or deaconess suffering permanent disability within section 3 of Chapter XII of
the Constitution, the Representative Body shall have the right to require such cleric
or deaconess to undergo a medical examination by a doctor selected by the
Representative Body, and in the event of such cleric or deaconess recovering his or
her health and accepting a stipendiary office the Representative Body may, if it
thinks fit, review the amount of such pension.


Frozen and Transferred Pensions

                                          15.

(1) In the case of a person, not in pensionable service, who attains the appropriate
minimum retirement age under Chapter VIII of the Constitution after 5th April 1975
and who qualifies for a pension under the provisions of this Scheme, the method of
calculating the amount of such pension shall be that obtaining on 1st January 1978
or the date when such person ceased to be in pensionable service, whichever is the
later. Nevertheless, on or after 20th September 1983, the amount of such pension
shall be reviewed annually and increased by the percentage increase in the Retail
Price Index over the previous twelve months up to, but not exceeding, five per cent
per annum. On retirement the amount of such pension shall again be reviewed and
increased by the percentage increase in the Retail Price Index over the period since
the previous review, up to, but not exceeding, one twelfth part of five per cent for
each completed month of such period.




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(2) Where a person retires in circumstances where he or she was not in
pensionable service in the Church in Wales immediately before such retirement,
such person shall nevertheless be entitled to a pension under the provisions of sub-
paragraph (1) hereof in accordance with his or her years of pensionable service if
some part thereof accrued on or after 5th April 1975.


Discretionary and Ex Gratia Payments

                                          16.

     The Representative Body shall have power to make an ex-gratia award, if the
Bishop of the diocese so recommends and on such conditions as the Representative
Body may think fit, for the benefit of a cleric or deaconess who has less than two
years pensionable service to his or her credit; such award shall be capable of review
at any time.


                                          17.

    Where the total income of any person in receipt of a pension under this
Scheme is less than the maximum pension of an Incumbent, the Representative
Body may, if it thinks fit, augment such pension by way of a discretionary grant.


Voluntary Early Retirement Provisions

                                          18.

(1) Without prejudice to section 2(2) of Chapter VIII of the Constitution a cleric may
retire from the stipendiary ministry provided he/she has attained 62 years of age or
will attain 62 years of age on the proposed date of retirement.

(2)   (a)   A cleric who wishes to make an application to retire early must give to the
            Diocesan Bishop 3 months notice which period can only be reduced with
            the agreement of the Diocesan Bishop.
      (b)   The early release of pension and pension lump sum will be subject to
            actuarial reduction to take account of the early commencement of pension
            payments and the potentially longer period of payment.

(3) A pension granted in such circumstances is reduced for the whole period during
which the pension is payable as is the prospective pension to the surviving spouse or
civil partner, during which payment the pension will be subject to the same
percentage increase each January as pensions taken at or after normal pension age.




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                                          19.

(1) A pension lump sum shall be paid to each retiring cleric or deaconess
(hereinafter called “the beneficiary”) who is entitled to a pension payable by the
Representative Body.

(2) The pension lump sum may be increased at the request of the retiring cleric or
deaconess on reduction of annual pension.

(3) The amount of the increased pension lump sum and reduced pension shall be
determined by the Representative Body from to time.


                                          20.

(1) Where the beneficiary was in full-time service in the ministry of the Church in
Wales immediately before retirement, the maximum pension lump sum will relate to
the pensionable office held at the date of retirement and will be calculated at 1 ½
times the minimum recommended stipend of that office at 31 December preceding
the date of retirement plus 1½ times one-twelfth of the annual increase for each
completed month of service in the calendar year of retirement; provided that if a
higher pensionable office has been held at any time during the last five years of
pensionable service with the Church in Wales that higher office will be deemed for
the purposes of this sub-section to have been held at the date of retirement.
The maximum pension lump sum is payable where forty years pensionable service
has been completed. If the beneficiary has served for a shorter period, the pension
lump sum payable will be the proportion which the number of years and completed
months of pensionable service bears to forty years.

(2) Where the beneficiary was not in full-time pensionable service in the ministry of
the Church in Wales immediately before qualifying for a pension payable by the
Representative Body on attaining the minimum retirement age under Chapter VIII of
the Constitution, the pension lump sum payable to the beneficiary shall be calculated
at the rate obtaining on 1st January 1978 or the date when the beneficiary ceased to
be in the full-time pensionable service in the ministry of the Church in Wales,
whichever is the later. Nevertheless, on or after 20th September 1983, the amount
of such pension lump sum shall be reviewed annually and increased by the same
percentage as the percentage increase in the Retail Price Index over the previous
twelve months up to, but not exceeding, five per cent per annum. On retirement, the
amount of such pension lump sum shall again be reviewed and increased by the
same percentage as the percentage increase in the Retail Price Index over the
period since the previous review, up to, but not exceeding, one twelfth part of five per
cent for each completed month of such period.

(3) If a cleric or deaconess retires before attaining the minimum retirement age on
the grounds of permanent disability and has been awarded a pension payable by the
Representative Body, such cleric or deaconess shall be entitled to the payment of a
pension lump sum.




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(4) In the event of a cleric or deaconess, who at the date of his or her death was in
pensionable service and had attained the age of sixty-five, dying before retirement
and who otherwise would have been entitled to a pension lump sum under the
provisions of this Scheme on retirement, there shall be paid to the surviving spouse
or civil partner the greater of the following two sums:
     (a)    the sum provided in the Schedule to the Maintenance of Ministry Scheme; or
     (b)    the notional pension lump sum to which the cleric or deaconess would
            have been entitled under the provisions of this Scheme if he or she had
            retired immediately before his or her death.

       In the event of the cleric or deaconess not leaving such a surviving spouse or
civil partner, there may be paid to his or her dependants or relatives such sum, but
not exceeding the amounts set out in (a) and (b) above, as shall be determined by
the Bishop of the diocese.


                                          21.

       For the purposes of paragraph 20 hereof, the expression “full-time service in
the ministry of the Church in Wales” shall include service reckoned as “pensionable
service” for the purpose of paragraphs 5 to 10 hereof, and the Representative Body
shall have full power to decide whether the service rendered by a cleric or deaconess
is “full-time service in the ministry of the Church in Wales”.


Pensions for Surviving Spouses or Civil Partners

                                          22.

      A surviving spouse or civil partner, whose spouse or civil partner died on or
after 23rd September 1994, shall be entitled to a pension as of right, if
     (a)    the deceased, immediately before his or her death, was a cleric or
            deaconess who was either
            (i) in receipt of a pension (including an ex-gratia pension) or a grant in
                 respect of service in the ministry of the Church in Wales, payable by
                 the Representative Body, or
            (ii) in pensionable service and he or she had at least two pensionable
                 years of service to his or her credit,
     and
     (b)    the surviving spouse or civil partner was married to, or in a civil
            partnership with, the deceased, if retired, at the time of retirement.




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                                          23.

(1) The rate of such pension shall be sixty per cent of the pension which the
deceased cleric or deaconess was receiving at the date of death or would have been
entitled to receive under the provisions of this Scheme if the deceased had retired
immediately before death.

(2) For the purpose of this paragraph, save where a surviving spouse or civil
partner’s pension is calculated on the deceased spouse or civil partner’s entitlement
under paragraph 15(1) hereof, any increase in the rate of clergy pensions shall be
deemed to be applicable to the surviving spouse or civil partner’s pension.


                                          24.

       The Representative Body shall have power, in exceptional circumstances, to
award an ex-gratia pension to a surviving spouse or civil partner whose deceased
spouse or civil partner satisfied the requirements of either paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of
paragraph 28 hereof, notwithstanding that he or she had not been married to, or in a
civil partnership with, the deceased for at least five years.


                                          25.

     Where the total income of any surviving spouse or civil partner in receipt of a
pension under this Scheme is less than sixty per cent of the maximum pension of an
Incumbent, the Representative Body may, if it thinks fit, augment such pension by
way of a discretionary grant.


Transitional Provisions

                                          26.

      All clerics or deaconesses who retired during the years 1978 to 1984 (inclusive)
shall, in addition to their pensions, receive annually the following augmentation for
each year of pensionable service less than 40 years (subject to a maximum of 20
years).
Year of retirement Amount of augmentation
                      £
     1978            21
     1979                 18
     1980                 15
     1981                 12
     1982                  9
     1983                  6
     1984                  3


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                                         27.

      Notwithstanding the provisions of section 11 hereof, clerics who served as Area
Deans at any time between 1st January 1992 and 31st December 1996 or who retire
within five years of holding that office during that period, shall be paid a pension at
the rate of one-fortieth of sixty per cent of the stipend of an Area Dean, which shall
include any allowance or additional stipend paid to the cleric by virtue of serving in
that office.


                                         28.

      A surviving spouse whose deceased husband or wife was immediately before
his or her death a cleric or deaconess who was either:
     (a)    in receipt of a pension (including an ex-gratia pension) or a grant in
            respect of service in the ministry of the Church in Wales, payable by the
            Representative Body, or
     (b)    would have been in receipt of a pension if the previous Pension Scheme
            had been in operation at the date of death, or
     (c)    in pensionable service and with at least two pensionable years of service
            to his or her credit,
shall be entitled to a pension as of right if:
           (i) in the case of a cleric or deaconess who died before 1st April 1966,
                 he or she had at least ten pensionable years of service to his or her
                 credit and she or he had been married to him or her for at least five
                 years and was cohabiting with him or her at the time of his or her
                 death;
           (ii) in the case of a cleric or deaconess who died on or after 1st April
                 1966 and before 1st January 1978, he or she had at least five
                 pensionable years of service to his or her credit and she or he had
                 been married to him or her for at least five years and was cohabiting
                 with him or her at the time of his or her death;
           (iii) in the case of a cleric or deaconess who died on or after 1st January
                 1978 and before 23 September 1994 he or she had at least five
                 pensionable years of service to his or her credit and had been
                 married to the deceased for at least five years and was cohabiting
                 with him or her at the time of death.




July 2012                                                      AS 44 (previous AS 39)
                                                        St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                           THE SCHEME OF THE
                      CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. ASAPH



                                      Section I


                                   THE PREFACE


                                          1.

      The Constitution, Statutes, Ordinances and Customs of the cathedral church of
St. Asaph which are operative at the present time are hereby confirmed and
continued, save only in so far as they may be contrary to or inconsistent with the
following.

                                          2.

     This Scheme shall come into operation on 1st January 1974.



                                      Section II


                             THE CATHEDRAL BODY


                                          1.

      The cathedral church of St. Asaph shall be governed, as heretofore, by the
Cathedral Chapter (commonly called the Dean and Chapter and hereinafter referred
to as the Chapter), subject always to the ecclesiastical law as received or enacted by
the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.


                                          2.

      The Chapter shall consist of the Dean, six Prebendaries and seven canons; of
the Prebendaries the Archdeacon of St. Asaph (Prebendary of Llanfair 1), the
Archdeacon of Montgomery (Prebendary of Llanfair 2) and the Archdeacon of
Wrexham (Prebendary of Meliden and Treasurer) shall rank according to the date of
their appointment, after whom the Precentor (Prebendary of Faenol), the Chancellor
(Prebendary of Llanefydd) and the Sacrist (Prebendary of Meifod) shall rank
according to the date of their appointment, and the seven Cursal Canons shall rank
after the Prebendaries according to the date of their appointment.




April 2002                                                                   AS 23
                                                        St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                          3.

     After collation and on presentation of the Bishop’s Mandate, each member of
the Chapter shall be installed by the Dean and admitted into the Chapter, having first
made and signed a declaration faithfully to observe the Constitution, Statutes,
Ordinances and Customs of the cathedral, and this Scheme, and diligently to
perform the duties required of him or her as a member of the Chapter.


                                          4.

     Every Prebendary or Canon holding an incumbency or other office in the
diocese shall resign the prebend or canonry when he or she ceases to be an
Incumbent or to hold such other office, unless the Bishop shall otherwise determine.


                                          5.

      The Bishop, in conferring a prebend or canonry upon a cleric who holds some
office outside the cathedral other than a parochial benefice, may provide in the
letters of collation that the individual who receives such collation shall forthwith
vacate such prebend or canonry when he or she ceases to hold such office.


                                          6.

      If at any time additional emolument (including for example remission or
reduction of house rent) shall have been assigned to any Prebendary or Canon
solely in virtue of the prebend or canonry, the Bishop shall have power, with the
consent of the Chapter, to assign to such Prebendary or Canon, by a letter of which
a copy shall be deposited in the Chapter archives, such additional duty within the
cathedral, under the direction of the Dean, as the Bishop shall think reasonable.



                                     Section III


                                    THE BISHOP


                                          1.

The existing powers of the Bishop as Visitor, and his Ordinary Jurisdiction over the
cathedral and the Chapter, shall continue as in times past.
                                                         St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                           2.

     When the Bishop comes to be enthroned, the Dean shall summon every
member of the Chapter to be present and take part in the proceedings from the
beginning to the end thereof.


                                           3.

     The Bishop may hold Ordinations, Confirmations, Synods and Visitations in the
cathedral at such times and in such manner as he shall determine; he may also hold
other special services in the cathedral, after consultation with the Dean.


                                           4.

      The Bishop shall have the right to take such part in Divine Service and to
preach at such times in the cathedral as he shall think reasonable, after consultation
with the Dean.


                                           5.

      It shall be the duty of the Dean, Prebendaries and Canons, to assist the Bishop,
if he so require, at all services or administrations in the cathedral at which he is the
principal officiant.


                                           6.

     The Bishop has the right to hold a Consistory Court in the cathedral.


                                           7.

      The Bishop may, as occasion arises, summon the Chapter to meet him in the
chapter house; at such meetings with the Chapter the Bishop shall preside, but he
may retire while the Chapter determines its response to his proposals or questions.
It shall be the duty of every member of the Chapter to attend such meetings.


                                           8.

     The Bishop may, with the consent of the Chapter, abrogate, alter, abridge,
enlarge, interpret, or add to the Constitution, Statutes or Ordinances of the cathedral,
or abolish any Custom thereof, provided always that such power shall not extend to
anything contained in this Scheme.
                                                          St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                      Section IV


                                      THE DEAN


                                           1.

     The Dean is the principal member of the Chapter.


                                           2.

      The Dean shall keep residence for at least eight months in each year, meaning
that, during such time:
     (a)   he shall live and sleep in the official deanery house;
     (b)   he shall attend Divine Service in the cathedral regularly.


                                           3.

     The Dean shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter, and in case of equal
voting shall have a second or casting vote.


                                           4.

       The Dean shall be responsible for the due performance of their respective
duties by the Dignitaries, Prebendaries, Canons, Vicars Choral or Chaplains, and the
officials of the Chapter; he shall see that the regulations which concern their duties
are made known to them, and shall instruct, advise, and admonish them if need be,
for the proper discharge of their duties, but he shall not take further proceedings
without the consent of the Chapter.


                                           5.

     The Chapter shall from time to time nominate a member or members of the
Chapter who shall be empowered to act in the Dean’s stead whenever the Dean
happens to be out of residence, or incapacitated by sickness or other urgent cause
from the performance of his duties.


                                           6.

    During a vacancy in the office of Dean, the Bishop may from time to time
nominate a member or members of the Chapter who shall act in the Dean’s stead.
                                                        St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                      Section V


               THE DIGNITARIES, PREBENDARIES AND CANONS


                                          1.

(1) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, shall at all times adopt one of
the systems respectively set out in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule hereto.

(2) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, may from time to time adopt
the system set out in Part 3 of the said Schedule, in addition to one of the systems
respectively set out in Parts 1 and 2. If the Chapter adopts Parts 2 and 3 of the said
Schedule, the non-requirement of residence contained in Part 2 shall not extend to
the Residentiary Canon for whom provision is made in Part 3.


                                          2.

      Until the offices of Precentor, Chancellor, Treasurer and Sacrist shall be
adequately endowed, the duties of these respective offices shall be carried out by
the Dean, or such other member or members of the Chapter as the Bishop may from
time to time determine.


                                          3.

     It shall be the duty of the members of the Chapter to attend all meetings
thereof, and take due part in the business of the Chapter.



                                     Section VI


                                  THE CHAPTER


                                          1.

      There shall be two ordinary meetings of the Chapter in each year, on dates to
be approved by the Chapter, but such dates may be altered for adequate reason at
the discretion of the Dean.
                                                         St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                          2.

      Special meetings of the Chapter may be summoned at any other times when, in
the opinion of the Dean, the business of the cathedral so requires, and likewise on
the requisition in writing of any four members of the Chapter.


                                          3.

     The Chapter being a College or Society, the decision of the majority of the
members thereof shall be accepted as the decision of the whole and shall bind all
the members.


                                          4.

     Five members of the Chapter present shall be a quorum, but they shall not
conclude any business for which the consent of a majority of the Chapter is requisite.


                                          5.

     Any resolution which has received the consent of eight members of the Chapter
present and voting shall be accounted an Act of the Chapter.


                                          6.

      The Chapter shall make such orders, regulations and bye-laws as may be
necessary to give effect to this Scheme, and shall have power to revise, annul or add
to the said orders, regulations and bye-laws from time to time, on notice of the
proposal to exercise such power, given to each member of the Chapter at least
fourteen days before the meeting.


                                          7.

      The Chapter shall appoint a Registrar, Actuary, Receiver or Agent (otherwise
known as the Chapter Clerk) who, in person or by a deputy approved by the Chapter,
shall attend all meetings of the Chapter and take minutes of the proceedings thereof,
shall perform such other duties as are set forth in the orders, regulations or bye-laws
aforesaid, and shall keep in safe custody all books, deeds and papers belonging to
the Chapter, unless and until the Chapter otherwise orders.
                                                         St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                     Section VII


                      THE VICARS CHORAL OR CHAPLAINS


                                          1.

     The Stipendiary Vicars Choral or Chaplains appointed by the Chapter shall do
such work within the cathedral church as the Dean may direct in accordance with the
regulations of the Chapter, and one of the said Vicars Choral or Chaplains may be
the Succentor of the cathedral.


                                          2.

      The Chapter may, if they think fit, appoint two Honorary Vicars Choral, who
shall perform such duties as the Chapter shall from time to time determine.



                                     Section VIII


                            THE CATHEDRAL LIBRARY


     The cathedral library shall be under the charge of a Librarian appointed by the
Chapter, who shall hold office during their pleasure. The books of the library shall be
issued to the diocesan clergy and others, under rules approved by the Chapter.
                                                       St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                 THE SCHEDULE



                                       Part 1


      The Prebendaries and Canons shall each reside for such period in every year,
and in such rotation, as the Chapter may from time to time determine. Such
residence shall mean: to live and sleep in such place as the Chapter shall from time
to time require, to attend Divine Service in the cathedral regularly throughout the
period of residence, and to preach as often in the cathedral as the Chapter may
prescribe, but the Prebendary or Canon in residence may preach additional sermons
in the cathedral at the request or with the permission of the Dean.



                                       Part 2


                                         1.

    Residence at the cathedral shall not be required of any of the Prebendaries and
Canons.


                                         2.

     One Prebendary or Canon, nominated from time to time by the Chapter, shall
be present at the cathedral services on every Sunday, and shall take such part
therein as the Dean may direct, in accordance with the regulations of the Chapter.


                                         3.

      The Prebendary or Canon so present in the cathedral shall preach as often on
that Sunday as the Chapter shall from time to time prescribe, but may preach
additional sermons at the request or with the permission of the Dean.


                                         4.

     The Chapter shall endeavour to ensure that at least one of their number is
present at Morning and Evening Prayer in the cathedral, daily throughout the year.
                                                      St. Asaph Cathedral Scheme


                                      Part 3


                                        1.

     There shall be one full-time Residentiary Canon, who shall hold office for a
period or periods not exceeding twelve years in all.


                                        2.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall live and sleep in such place and for such period
or periods in each year as the Bishop may determine.


                                        3.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall undertake such work in the diocese and in the
cathedral as the Bishop, after consultation with the Dean, may determine.
                                                           Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                            THE SCHEME OF THE
                       CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BANGOR



                                      Section I


                                   THE PREFACE


                                          1.

     The Constitution, Statutes, Ordinances and Customs of the cathedral church of
Bangor which are operative at the present time are hereby confirmed and continued,
save only in so far as they may be contrary to or inconsistent with the following.


                                          2.

     This Scheme shall come into operation on 1st January 1974.



                                      Section II


                             THE CATHEDRAL BODY


                                          1.

      The cathedral church of Bangor shall be governed, as heretofore, by the
Cathedral Chapter (commonly called the Dean and Chapter and hereinafter referred
to as the Chapter), subject always to the ecclesiastical law as received or enacted by
the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.


                                          2.

     The Chapter shall consist of the Dean and twelve Canons, namely, the
Archdeacon of Bangor and Anglesey, the Archdeacon of Merioneth, the Prebendary
of Llanfair, the Prebendary of Penmynydd, the Treasurer, the Chancellor, the
Precentor, the First Canon, the Second Canon, the Third Canon, the Fourth Canon,
and the Fifth Canon.
                                                          Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                         3.

      After collation and on presentation of the Bishop’s Mandate, every member of
the Chapter shall be installed by the Dean and admitted into the Chapter, after
having first read aloud in the cathedral the declaration heretofore made by a Canon
at his or her installation.


                                         4.

      The expenses of any member of the Chapter incidental to his or her collation,
installation or resignation shall be defrayed out of the common fund or other
available resources (if any) of the Chapter.


                                         5.

     Every Canon holding an incumbency or other office in the diocese shall resign
the canonry when he or she ceases to be an Incumbent or to hold such other office,
unless the Bishop shall otherwise determine.


                                         6.

      The Bishop, in conferring a canonry upon a cleric who holds some office
outside the cathedral other than a parochial benefice, may provide in the letters of
collation that the individual who receives such collation shall forthwith vacate such
canonry when he or she ceases to hold such office.


                                         7.

     If at any time additional emolument (including for example remission or
reduction of house rent) shall have been assigned to any Canon solely in virtue of
the canonry, the Bishop shall have power, with the consent of the Chapter, to assign
to such Canon, by a letter of which a copy shall be deposited in the Chapter
archives, such additional duty within the cathedral, under the direction of the Dean,
as the Bishop shall think reasonable.
                                                             Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                       Section III


                                     THE BISHOP


                                           1.

     The existing powers of the Bishop as Visitor, and his Ordinary Jurisdiction over
the cathedral and the Chapter, shall continue as in times past.


                                           2.

     When the Bishop comes to be enthroned, the Dean shall summon every
member of the Chapter to be present and take part in the proceedings from the
beginning to the end thereof.


                                           3.

      The Bishop shall have the right to hold Confirmations, Ordinations, Synods and
Visitations in the cathedral, on giving due notice to the Dean.


                                           4.

      The Bishop shall have the right to take such part in Divine Service and to
preach at such times in the cathedral as he shall think reasonable, after consultation
with the Dean.


                                           5.

       It shall be the duty of the Dean and Canons to assist the Bishop, if he so
require, at all services or administrations in the cathedral at which he is the principal
officiant.


                                           6.

      The Bishop may, as occasion arises, summon the Chapter to meet him in the
chapter house; at such meetings with the Chapter the Bishop shall preside, but he
may retire while the Chapter determines its response to his proposals or questions. It
shall be the duty of every member of the Chapter to attend such meetings.
                                                            Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                           7.

     The Bishop may, with the consent of the Chapter, abrogate, alter, abridge,
enlarge, interpret, or add to the Constitution, Statutes or Ordinances of the cathedral,
or abolish any Custom thereof, provided always that such power shall not extend to
anything contained in this Scheme.



                                      Section IV


                                      THE DEAN


                                           1.

    There shall be a Dean of the cathedral, who shall be other than the Bishop. The
Dean is the principal member of the Chapter.


                                           2.

     The Dean shall keep residence for at least eight months in every year.


                                           3.

     During his period of residence the Dean shall officiate at such services and
preach on such occasions in the cathedral as the Chapter may from time to time
arrange with him.


                                           4.

     The Dean, during his period of residence, shall live and sleep in the official
house attached to the deanery, or such other place as the Chapter may from time to
time determine, and shall attend regularly at the cathedral services on Sundays and
weekdays.


                                           5.

     The Dean shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter, and in case of equal
voting shall have a second or casting vote.
                                                           Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                          6.

     The Dean shall instruct, advise or admonish any of the Dignitaries, Canons,
Minor Canons, Organists, servants or employees of the Chapter, in order that they
may the better discharge their respective duties, but he shall not take any further
proceedings without the consent of the Chapter.


                                          7.

     The Chapter shall from time to time nominate a member or members of the
Chapter who shall be empowered to act in the Dean’s stead whenever the Dean
happens to be out of residence, or incapacitated by sickness or other urgent cause
from the performance of his duties.


                                          8.

    During a vacancy in the office of Dean, the Bishop may from time to time
nominate a member or members of the Chapter who shall act in the Dean’s stead.



                                      Section V


                         THE DIGNITARIES AND CANONS


                                          1.

(1) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, shall at all times adopt one of
the systems respectively set out in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule hereto.

(2) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, may from time to time adopt
the system set out in Part 3 of the said Schedule, in addition to one of the systems
respectively set out in Parts 1 and 2. If the Chapter adopts Parts 2 and 3 of the said
Schedule, the non-requirement of residence contained in Part 2 shall not extend to
the Residentiary Canon for whom provision is made in Part 3.


                                          2.

    The duties of the office of Precentor shall be carried out by such member of the
Chapter as the Chapter may from time to time determine.
                                                          Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                         3.

It shall be the duty of the members of the Chapter to attend all meetings thereof,
unless excused by the Dean for some urgent cause.



                                     Section VI


                                  THE CHAPTER


                                         1.

      There shall be two ordinary meetings of the Chapter in every year. The dates
of the two meetings shall be decided at the second meeting of the Chapter in the
preceeding year. Other meetings may be summoned at the discretion of the Dean,
or by the written request of four or more members of the Chapter, addressed either
to the Dean or, in his absence, to the Chapter Clerk.


                                         2.

     The presence of eight members of the Chapter at any meeting shall form a
quorum, and the decision of the majority of the Chapter present and voting shall be
accepted as the decision of the whole Chapter, binding on all. Such decision shall
be accounted as Acts of Chapter.


                                         3.

      The Chapter shall make such orders, regulations and bye-laws as may be
necessary to give effect to this Scheme, and shall have power to revise, annul or add
to the said order, regulations and bye-laws.



                                     Section VII


                               THE MINOR CANONS


                                         1.

     It shall be the duty of the Minor Canons to attend the services in the cathedral
regularly on Sundays and weekdays and to take their part therein, to preach at such
times as the Dean shall appoint, and to perform such other duties in connection with
the cathedral as the Dean shall direct.
                                                         Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                        2.

     It shall be the duty of the Minor Canons also to undertake such duties outside
the cathedral as the Chapter, with the approval of the Bishop, may assign to them.
                                                          Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                 THE SCHEDULE


                                       Part 1


                                         1.

     Each of the twelve Canons shall keep residence for such period in every year
as the Chapter may from time to time determine.


                                         2.

     Every Canon, during his or her period of residence, shall live and sleep in such
place as the Chapter may from time to time determine, attend the cathedral services
regularly on Sundays and weekdays, and preach at such services as the Dean shall
arrange with such Canon subject to the approval of the Chapter.


                                         3.

     The periods of residence of the Canons shall be arranged at a meeting of the
Chapter; provided that any two Canons may from time to time exchange their
respective periods of residence, with the approval of the Dean.



                                       Part 2


                                         1.

     Residence at the cathedral shall not be required of any of the Canons.


                                         2.

      One Canon, nominated from time to time by the Chapter, shall be present at
the cathedral services on every Sunday, and shall take part therein as the Dean may
direct, in accordance with the regulations of the Chapter.


                                         3.

The Canon so present in the cathedral shall preach as often on that Sunday as the
Chapter shall from time to time prescribe, but may preach additional sermons at the
request or with the permission of the Dean.
                                                         Bangor Cathedral Scheme


                                        4.

     The Chapter shall endeavour to ensure that at least one of their number is
present at Morning and Evening Prayer in the cathedral, daily throughout the year.



                                      Part 3


                                        1.

     There shall be one full-time Residentiary Canon, who shall hold office for a
period or periods not exceeding twelve years in all.


                                        2.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall live and sleep in such place and for such period
or periods in each year as the Bishop may determine.


                                        3.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall undertake such work in the diocese and in the
cathedral as the Bishop, after consultation with the Dean, may determine.
                                                        St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                            THE SCHEME OF THE
                      CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. DAVIDS



                                      Section I


                                   THE PREFACE


                                          1.

      The Constitution, Statutes, Ordinances, and Customs of the cathedral church of
St. Davids which are operative at the present time are hereby confirmed and
continued, save only in so far as they may be contrary to or inconsistent with the
following.


                                          2.

     This Scheme shall come into operation on 1st January 1974.



                                      Section II


                             THE CATHEDRAL BODY


                                          1.

      The cathedral church of St. Davids shall be governed, as heretofore, by the
Cathedral Chapter (commonly called the Dean and Chapter and hereinafter referred
to as the Chapter), subject always to the ecclesiastical law as received or enacted by
the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.


                                          2.

      The Chapter shall consist of the Dean (who, as at present, shall be the
Precentor), the Treasurer, the Chancellor, the Archdeacons of St. Davids,
Carmarthen, and Cardigan, who shall rank in this order, and thereafter the
Prebendaries or Canons of Llawhaden, Llandysilio Gogo, Trefloden, St. Nicholas,
Llanfaes, Llangan, Mathry, Llanddewi Aberarth, Clydau, Caerfarchell, Caerfai, and
the six Cursal Prebendaries or Canons, who shall rank next in order according to the
date of their collation.
                                                       St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                         3.

    The stalls of the Sovereign, Bishop, Dean, Dignitaries, Archdeacons and
Prebendaries or Canons shall remain as at present. The two Priest Vicars shall
occupy the stalls of the Bishop’s Vicar and the Sub-Chanter.


                                         4.

     After collation and on presentation of the Bishop’s Mandate, each member of
the Chapter shall be installed by the Dean and admitted into the Chapter, after
having read aloud and signed the declaration required by the Cathedral Statutes.

                                         5.

     Every Prebendary or Canon holding an incumbency or other office in the
diocese shall resign the prebend or canonry when he or she ceases to be an
Incumbent or to hold such other office, unless the Bishop shall otherwise determine.


                                         6.

      The Bishop, in conferring a prebend or canonry upon a cleric who holds some
office outside the cathedral other than a parochial benefice, may provide in the
letters of collation that the individual who receives such collation shall forthwith
vacate such prebend or canonry when he or she ceases to hold such office.


                                         7.

      If at any time additional emolument (including for example remission or
reduction of house rent) shall have been assigned to any Prebendary or Canon
solely in virtue of the prebend or canonry, the Bishop shall have power, with the
consent of the Chapter, to assign to such Prebendary or Canon, by a letter of which
a copy shall be deposited in the Chapter archives, such additional duty within the
cathedral, under the direction of the Dean, as the Bishop shall think reasonable.
                                                           St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                       Section III

                                     THE BISHOP


                                            1.

     The existing powers of the Bishop as Visitor, and his Ordinary Jurisdiction over
the cathedral and the Chapter, shall continue as in times past.


                                            2.

     When the Bishop comes to be enthroned, the Dean shall summon every
member of the Chapter to be present and take part in the proceedings from the
beginning to the end thereof.


                                            3.

     The Bishop may hold Ordinations, Confirmations, Synods and Visitations in the
cathedral at such times and in such a manner as he may determine; he may also
hold other special services in the cathedral, after consultation with the Dean.


                                            4.

      The Bishop shall have the right to take such part in Divine Service and to
preach at such times in the cathedral as he shall think reasonable, after consultation
with the Dean.


                                            5.

      It shall be the duty of the Dean, Prebendaries and Canons, to assist the Bishop,
if he shall so require, at all services or administrations in the cathedral at which he is
the principal officiant.


                                            6.

     When he deems it necessary the Bishop may summon the Chapter to meet
him, and at such meetings the Bishop shall preside. It shall be the duty of every
member of the Chapter to attend such meetings.
                                                         St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                          7.

      The Bishop may, with the consent of the Chapter, abrogate, alter, enlarge,
interpret, or add to the Constitution, Statutes or Ordinances of the cathedral, or
abolish any Custom thereof, provided always that such power shall not extend to
anything contained in this Scheme.



                                      Section IV


                                     THE DEAN


                                          1.

     The Dean is the Official Head of the Chapter.


                                          2.

      The Dean shall keep residence for at least eight months in every year, during
which period he shall live and sleep in the official house attached to the Deanery and
shall attend the cathedral services regularly.


                                          3.

     During his period of residence the Dean shall officiate at such services and
preach on such occasions as the Chapter may from time to time arrange with him.


                                          4.

     The Dean shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter, and in case of equal
voting shall have a second or casting vote.


                                          5.

      The Dean shall instruct, advise or admonish any of the Dignitaries,
Prebendaries or Canons, Minor Canons, servants or employees of the Chapter in
order that they may the better discharge their respective duties, but he shall not take
further proceedings without the consent of the Chapter.
                                                        St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                          6.

     The Dean shall be responsible to the Chapter for seeing that their regulations
are made known to all the parties concerned and are duly observed by them.


                                          7.

The Chapter shall from time to time nominate a member or members of the Chapter
who shall be empowered to act in the Dean’s stead whenever the Dean happens to
be out of residence, or incapacitated by sickness or other urgent cause from the
performance of his duties.


                                          8.

During a vacancy in the office of Dean, the Bishop may from time to time nominate a
member or members of the Chapter who shall act in the Dean’s stead.



                                      Section V


                THE DIGNITARIES, PREBENDARIES OR CANONS


                                          1.

(1) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, shall at all times adopt one of
the systems respectively set out in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule hereto.

(2) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, may from time to time adopt
the system set out in Part 3 of the said Schedule, in addition to one of the systems
respectively set out in Parts 1 and 2. If the Chapter adopts Parts 2 and 3 of the said
Schedule, the non-requirement of residence contained in Part 2 shall not extend to
the Residentiary Canon for whom provision is made in Part 3.


                                          2.

     The Precentor shall be responsible for the choral services of the cathedral, for
the selection of the music and hymns, and for the musical instruction of the choir.


                                          3.

     The Treasurer, or in his or her absence the Dean, shall have the care of the
cathedral plate, vestments, furniture, and all necessaries for Divine Service.
                                                         St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                          4.

The duties for which the Chancellor was formerly responsible shall be performed (as
far as possible) by the Chapter Clerk and such other person or persons as shall be
duly appointed for the purpose.


                                          5.

Unless excused from attendance by the Dean, every member of the Chapter shall be
required to be present at all meetings thereof and take due part in the business of
the Chapter.



                                      Section VI


                                   THE CHAPTER


                                          1.

      The annual meeting of the Chapter shall be held in the City of St. Davids, after
Morning Prayer on St. James’ Day, or such other day within the octave thereof as the
Chapter may from time to time determine. Other meetings may be held at
Carmarthen, unless the Chapter otherwise orders. Such other meetings shall be held
at the discretion of the Dean, or on the written requisition of any four members of the
Chapter.


                                          2.

     The presence of eight members of the Chapter shall suffice to form a Chapter
meeting.


                                          3.

     The decision of the majority of the Chapter present and voting shall be
accepted as the decision of the whole and shall bind all. Such decisions or
resolutions shall be accounted Acts of Chapter.


                                          4.

     The Chapter shall make such orders, regulations and bye-laws as may be
necessary to give effect to this Scheme, and also shall have power to revise, annul
or add to the said orders, regulations and bye-laws.
                                                          St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                           5.

      The Chapter shall appoint a Chapter Clerk who, in person or by a deputy
approved by the Chapter, shall attend all meetings of the Chapter and take the
minutes of the proceedings thereof, and shall perform such other duties as are set
forth in the orders, regulations or bye-laws aforesaid.


                                           6.

     At the annual meeting of the Chapter, the Chapter shall appoint a Master of the
Fabric, whose duties shall be:
     (a)   to inspect or cause to be inspected, at least twice a year, the fabric of the
           cathedral and of all buildings of which the Chapter has custody;
     (b)   to inspect or cause to be inspected, whenever a change of occupier takes
           place, any building the care of which is entrusted to the Chapter;
     (c)   to report the results of these inspections to the Chapter.


                                           7.

     The Dean shall be responsible for the safe custody of all the books, deeds and
papers within the cathedral and belonging to the Chapter, except such as are
entrusted to the Chapter Clerk.



                                      Section VII


                                THE PRIEST VICARS


      The Priest Vicars, who shall be installed by the Dean, shall do such work and
attend such services in the cathedral as the Dean, with the consent of the Chapter,
shall prescribe.
                                                         St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                  THE SCHEDULE



                                        Part 1


                                          1.

      The members of the Chapter (other than the Dean) shall each keep residence
for such period in every year as the Chapter shall from time to time determine. Such
members, in order of seniority and in person or by proxy, shall select their respective
periods of residence for the ensuing year at the annual meeting of the Chapter.
During his or her period of residence a member of the Chapter (other than the Dean)
shall live and sleep in such place as the Chapter may from time to time determine. If
any such member be unable, for any reason, to keep such period of residence, the
Dean shall nominate another member of the Chapter to take his or her place.


                                          2.

     A member of the Chapter keeping residence shall take such part in the
cathedral services as the Dean may direct, in accordance with the regulations of the
Chapter.


                                          3.

    On Sundays, the member of the Chapter keeping residence shall preach a
sermon at one of the cathedral services, as the Dean may direct.



                                        Part 2


                                          1.

     Residence at the cathedral shall not be required of any member of the Chapter
other than the Dean.


                                          2.

      One such member of the Chapter, nominated from time to time by the Chapter,
shall be present at the cathedral services on every Sunday, and shall take such part
therein as the Dean may direct, in accordance with the regulations of the Chapter.
                                                      St Davids Cathedral Scheme


                                        3.

      The member of the Chapter so present in the cathedral shall preach as often
on that Sunday as the Chapter shall from time to time prescribe, but may preach
additional sermons at the request or with the permission of the Dean.


                                        4.

     The Chapter shall endeavour to ensure that at least one of their number is
present at Morning and Evening Prayer in the cathedral, daily throughout the year.



                                      Part 3


                                        1.

     There shall be one full-time Residentiary Canon, who shall hold office for a
period or periods not exceeding twelve years in all.


                                        2.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall live and sleep in such place and for such
periods or periods in each year as the Bishop may determine.


                                        3.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall undertake such work in the diocese and in the
cathedral as the Bishop, after consultation with the Dean, may determine.
                                                            Llandaff Cathedral Scheme


                             THE SCHEME OF THE
                        CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF LLANDAFF



                                        Section I


                                     THE PREFACE


                                            1.

      The Constitution, Statutes, Ordinances and Customs of the cathedral church of
Llandaff which are operative at the present time are hereby confirmed and
continued, save only in so far as they may be contrary to or inconsistent with the
following.


                                            2.

     This Scheme shall come into operation on 19th September 2001.



                                        Section II


                                THE CATHEDRAL BODY


                                            1.

      The cathedral church of Llandaff shall be governed, as heretofore, by the
Cathedral Chapter (commonly called the Dean and Chapter and hereinafter referred
to as the Chapter), subject always to the ecclesiastical law as received or enacted by
the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.


                                            2.

    The Chapter shall consist of the Dean and sixteen Prebendaries or Canons, of
whom:
     (a)     the Archdeacon of Llandaff shall rank first always next to the Dean and
             the Archdeacon of Margam and the Archdeacon of Morgannwg shall rank
             next to the Archdeacon of Llandaff in order directed by the Bishop;
     (b)     the Treasurer, the Chancellor and the Precentor shall rank in this order or
             in such order as may be directed by the Bishop always next to the
             Archdeacons;


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     (c)     the ten other Prebendaries or Canons, namely of Llangwm, Fairwell,
             Warthacwm, Fairwater, St. Nicholas, Caerau, St. Dyfrig, Holy Cross,
             St. Andrew and St Teilo shall rank in the order of their admission to the
             Chapter next to the Treasurer, the Chancellor and the Precentor.


                                            3.

     The first stall on the south side of the Choir, reckoned from the Nave, shall, as at
present, be the Dean’s and the first stall on the north side of the Choir, exactly opposite
the Dean’s, shall, as in times past, be assigned to the Archdeacon of Llandaff. The
Archdeacon of Margam, the Archdeacon of Morgannwg. The Treasurer, the
Chancellor, the Precentor and the ten other Prebendaries shall be assigned stalls in
the Choir by the Dean after consultation with the Bishop.


                                            4.

     After collation and on presentation of the Bishop’s Mandate, each member of
the Chapter shall be installed by the Dean and admitted into the Chapter, having first
read aloud and signed a declaration faithfully to observe the Constitution, Statutes,
Ordinances and Customs of the cathedral, and this Scheme, and diligently to
perform all that shall be required of him or her by the Chapter in respect of his or her
membership therein.


                                            5.

      Every Prebendary or Canon holding an incumbency or other office in the diocese
shall resign the prebend or canonry when he or she ceases to be an Incumbent or to
hold such other office, unless the Bishop shall otherwise determine.


                                            6.

      The Bishop, in conferring a prebend or canonry upon a cleric who holds some
office outside the cathedral other than a parochial benefice, may provide in the
letters of collation that the individual who receives such collation shall forthwith
vacate such prebend or canonry when he or she ceases to hold such office.


                                            7.

      If at any time additional emolument (including for example remission or
reduction of house rent) shall have been assigned to any Prebendary or Canon
solely in virtue of the prebend or canonry the Bishop shall have power, with the
consent of the Chapter, to assign to such Prebendary or Canon, by a letter of which
a copy shall be deposited in the Chapter archives, such additional duty within the
cathedral, under the direction of the Dean, as the Bishop shall think reasonable.


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                                      Section III


                                    THE BISHOP


                                           1.

     The existing powers of the Bishop as Visitor, and his Ordinary Jurisdiction over
the cathedral and the Chapter, shall continue as in times past.


                                           2.

     When the Bishop comes to be enthroned, the Dean shall summon every
member of the Chapter to be present and take part in the proceedings from the
beginning to the end thereof.


                                           3.

      The Bishop may hold Ordinations, Confirmations, Synods and Visitations in the
cathedral at such times and in such manner as he shall determine; with the consent
of the Dean he may also hold other special services in the cathedral, but not so as to
interfere with the ordinary services of the cathedral.


                                           4.

      The Bishop shall have the right to take such part in Divine Service and to
preach at such times in the cathedral as he shall think reasonable, after consultation
with the Dean.


                                           5.

      It shall be the duty of the Dean, Prebendaries and Canons, to assist the Bishop,
if he so require, at all services or administrations in the cathedral at which he is the
principal officiant.


                                           6.

     The Bishop has the right to hold a Consistory Court in the cathedral.




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                                           7.

      The Bishop may, as occasion arises, summon the Chapter to meet him in the
chapter house; at such meetings with the Chapter the Bishop shall preside, but he
may retire while the Chapter determines its response to his proposals or questions.
It shall be the duty of every member of the Chapter to attend such meetings.


                                           8.

     The Bishop may, with the consent of the Chapter, abrogate, alter, abridge,
enlarge, interpret or add to the Constitution, Statutes or Ordinances of the cathedral,
or abolish any Custom thereof, provided always that such power shall not extend to
anything contained in this Scheme.



                                      Section IV


                                      THE DEAN


                                           1.

    The Dean is the principal member of the Chapter, as being the first in the
number thereof, and is technically styled its Numeral Head.


                                           2.

       The Dean shall keep residence for at least eight months in every year. To the
keeping of such residence two things are requisite: first, that he live and sleep in the
official house attached to the deanery, and secondly, that he give attendance at
Divine Service in the cathedral regularly throughout his period of residence.


                                           3.

     The Dean, during his period of residence, shall officiate at such services and
preach on such occasions in the cathedral as he may from time to time arrange with
the Chapter.


                                           4.

     The Dean shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter, and in case of equal
voting shall have a second or casting vote.




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                                          5.

      The Dean shall instruct, advise, or admonish any of the Dignitaries,
Prebendaries or Canons, Chaplains, servants or employees of the Chapter in order
that they may the better discharge their respective duties, but he shall not take
further proceedings without the consent of the Chapter.


                                          6.

     The Dean shall be responsible to the Chapter for seeing that their regulations
are made known to all parties concerned and are performed by them.


                                          7.

     The Chapter shall from time to time nominate a member or members of the
Chapter who shall be empowered to act in the Dean’s stead whenever the Dean
happens to be out of residence, or incapacitated by sickness or other urgent cause
from the performance of his duties.


                                          8.

    During a vacancy in the office of Dean, the Bishop may from time to time
nominate a member or members of the Chapter who shall act in the Dean’s stead.



                                      Section V


                THE DIGNITARIES, PREBENDARIES OR CANONS


                                          1.

(1) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, shall at all times adopt one of
the systems respectively set out in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule hereto.

(2) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, may from time to time adopt
the system set out in Part 3 of the said Schedule in addition to one of the systems
respectively set out in Parts 1 and 2. If the Chapter adopts Parts 2 and 3 of the said
Schedule, the non-requirement of residence contained in Part 2 shall not extend to
the Residentiary Canon for whom provision is made in Part 3.




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                                          2.

     The Treasurer or Sacrist, being in residence, shall be responsible to the
Chapter for the custody and good condition of all the moveable or fixed furniture of
the cathedral; otherwise his or her duties shall be carried out by the Dean.


                                          3.

      Until the Precentorship be adequately endowed, the duties of this office shall be
carried out by a person appointed by the Dean, and under his direction.


                                          4.

     Until the Chancellorship shall, in the opinion of the Chapter, be adequately
endowed, the duties of this office shall be carried out, under the direction of the
Dean, by the Chapter Clerk or such other person or persons as shall be appointed by
the Chapter for this purpose.


                                          5.

     It shall be the duty of each member of the Chapter to attend all meetings
thereof, and take due part in the business of the Chapter.



                                      Section VI


                                   THE CHAPTER


                                          1.

     There shall be four ordinary meetings of the Chapter in each year on dates to
be approved by the Chapter, but the dates of such meetings may, for adequate
reason, be altered at the discretion of the Dean.


                                          2.

     Special meetings of the Chapter may be summoned at any other times when, in
the opinion of the Dean, the business of the cathedral so requires, and likewise on
the written requisition of any four members of the Chapter.




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                                          3.

      To form a Chapter meeting the presence of five members of the Chapter shall
suffice, but they shall not conclude any business for which the consent of the
majority of the Chapter is requisite.


                                          4.

     The Chapter being a College or Society, the decision of the majority of the
members thereof shall be accepted as being the decision of the whole and shall bind
all.


                                          5.

    Every resolution which has received the consent of eight members of the
Chapter present and voting shall be accounted an Act of the Chapter.


                                          6.

      The Chapter shall make such orders, regulations and bye-laws as may be
necessary to give effect to this Scheme, and shall have power to revise, annul or add
to the said orders, regulations and bye-laws.


                                          7.

      The Chapter shall appoint a Chapter Clerk who, in person or by a deputy
approved by the Chapter, shall attend all meetings of the Chapter and take minutes
of the proceedings thereof, and shall perform such other duties as are set forth in the
orders, regulations or bye-laws aforesaid.


                                          8.

     Subject to the provisions of clause 5 of section V of this Scheme, the
Chancellor of the cathedral shall be responsible for the safe custody of all the books,
deeds and papers within the cathedral and belonging to the Chapter, except such as
are entrusted to the Chapter Clerk.




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                                    Section VII


                              THE MINOR CANONS


    The Minor Canons shall do such work, within or without the cathedral, as the
Dean may direct, subject to any regulations made by the Chapter.



                                 THE SCHEDULE


                                       Part 1


      The Prebendaries or Canons shall each reside for such period in every year,
and in such rotation, as the Chapter may from time to time determine. Such
residence shall mean: to live and sleep in such place as the Chapter shall from time
to time require, to attend Divine Service in the cathedral regularly throughout the
period of residence, and to preach as often in the cathedral as the Chapter may
prescribe, but the Prebendary or Canon in residence may preach additional sermons
in the cathedral at the request or with the permission of the Dean.



                                       Part 2


                                         1.

    Residence at the cathedral shall not be required of any of the Prebendaries or
Canons.


                                         2.

     One Prebendary or Canon, nominated from time to time by the Chapter, shall
be present at the cathedral services on every Sunday, and shall take such part
therein as the Dean may direct, in accordance with the regulations of the Chapter.


                                         3.

      The Prebendary or Canon so present in the cathedral shall preach as often on
that Sunday as the Chapter shall from time to time prescribe, but may preach
additional sermons at the request or with the permission of the Dean.




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                                        4.

     The Chapter shall endeavour to ensure that at least one of their number is
present at Morning and Evening Prayer in the cathedral, daily throughout the year.



                                      Part 3


                                        1.

     There shall be one full-time Residentiary Canon, who shall hold office for a
period or periods not exceeding twelve years in all.


                                        2.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall live and sleep in such place and for such period
or periods in each year as the Bishop may determine.


                                        3.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall undertake such work in the diocese and in the
cathedral as the Bishop, after consultation with the Dean, may determine.




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                                                       Monmouth Cathedral Scheme


                           THE SCHEME OF THE
                     CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF MONMOUTH



                                      Section I


                                  THE PREFACE


                                         1.

     The Customs of the cathedral church of St. Woolos, Newport, which are
operative at the present time are hereby confirmed and continued, save only in so far
as they may be contrary to or inconsistent with the following.


                                         2.

     This Scheme shall come into operation on 1st January 1974.



                                     Section II


                             THE CATHEDRAL BODY


                                         1.

      The cathedral church of St. Woolos, Newport, shall be governed, as heretofore,
by the Cathedral Chapter (commonly called the Dean and Chapter and hereinafter
referred to as the Chapter), subject always to the ecclesiastical law as received or
enacted by the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.


                                         2.

     The Chapter shall consist of the Dean of the Cathedral, the two Archdeacons
(who shall be ex-officio Canons), and ten other Canons.
                                                       Monmouth Cathedral Scheme


                                         3.

     After collation and on presentation of the Bishop’s Mandate, every member of
the Chapter shall be installed by the Dean and admitted into the Chapter, after
having read aloud and signed a declaration faithfully to observe the Customs of the
cathedral, and this Scheme, and diligently to perform the duties required of him or
her as a member of the Chapter.


                                         4.

     Every Canon holding an incumbency or other office in the diocese shall resign
the canonry when he or she ceases to be an Incumbent or to hold such office, unless
the Bishop shall otherwise determine.


                                         5.

      The Bishop, in conferring a canonry upon a cleric who holds some office
outside the cathedral other than a parochial benefice, may provide in the letters of
collation that the individual who receives such collation shall forthwith vacate such
canonry when he or she ceases to hold such office.


                                         6.

     If at any time additional emolument (including for example remission or
reduction of house rent) shall have been assigned to any Canon solely in virtue of
the canonry, the Bishop shall have power, with the consent of the Chapter, to assign
to such Canon, by a letter of which a copy shall be deposited in the Chapter
archives, such additional duty within the cathedral, under the direction of the Dean,
as the Bishop shall think reasonable.



                                     Section III


                                 THE CATHEDRAL


                                         1.

(1) The church of St. Woolos, Newport, shall be both the cathedral church of the
Diocese of Monmouth and the parish church of St. Woolos, but the fabric shall be
maintained by the parish.

(2) The general expense of maintaining services in the church of St. Woolos shall
be borne by the parish. Any special expenses incurred in connection with cathedral
or special diocesan services shall be borne by the Chapter.
                                                         Monmouth Cathedral Scheme


                                           2.

     The staff of the church of St. Woolos, Clergy, Organist, Choir and Vergers shall
be the staff of the cathedral.



                                       Section IV


                                     THE BISHOP


                                           1.

     The Bishop shall be the Visitor of the cathedral and of the Chapter.


                                           2.

     When the Bishop comes to be enthroned, the Dean shall summon every
member of the Chapter to be present and take part in the proceedings from the
beginning to the end thereof.


                                           3.

     The Bishop, after notice given to the Dean, may hold or direct to be held in the
cathedral, Ordinations, Confirmations, Synods, Visitations and other special services
at such times and in such a manner as he may determine, provided there be no
undue interference with ordinary service.


                                           4.

      The Bishop shall have the right to take such part in Divine Service and to
preach at such times in the cathedral as he shall think reasonable, after consultation
with the Dean.


                                           5.

       It shall be the duty of the Dean and Canons to assist the Bishop, if he so
require, at all services or administrations in the cathedral at which he is the principal
officiant.
                                                        Monmouth Cathedral Scheme


                                          6.

     At such cathedral or diocesan services, members of the cathedral staff shall, if
so desired by the Bishop, be present and ready to take part.


                                          7.

     The Bishop may, as occasion arises, summon the Chapter to meet him; at such
meetings with the Chapter the Bishop shall preside. It shall be the duty of every
member of the Chapter to attend such meetings.


                                          8.

     Any question or doubt arising as to the interpretation of this Scheme, including
the relation of the parish church of St. Woolos to the cathedral, shall be referred to
the Bishop, whose decision shall be binding on all concerned.



                                      Section V


                                     THE DEAN


                                          1.

     The Dean is the principal member of the Chapter.


                                          2.

     The Chapter shall from time to time nominate a member or members of the
Chapter who shall be empowered to act in the Dean’s stead whenever the Dean
happens to be out of residence, or incapacitated by sickness or other urgent cause
from the performance of his duties.


                                          3.

    During a vacancy in the office of Dean, the Bishop may from time to time
nominate a member or members of the Chapter who shall act in the Dean’s stead.
                                                       Monmouth Cathedral Scheme


                                     Section VI


                         THE DIGNITARIES AND CANONS


                                          1.

(1) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, shall at all times adopt one of
the systems respectively set out in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule hereto.

(2) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, may from time to time adopt
the system set out in Part 3 of the said Schedule, in addition to one of the systems
respectively set out in Parts 1 and 2. If the Chapter adopts Parts 2 and 3 of the said
Schedule, the non-requirement of residence contained in Part 2 shall not extend to
the Residentiary Canon for whom provision is made in Part 3.


                                          2.

     Meetings of the Chapter shall be summoned by the Dean, and over these
meetings he shall preside. It shall be the duty of every member of the Chapter to
attend such meetings, unless excused by the Dean. The Dean shall see that minutes
of Chapter meetings are properly kept and preserved.


                                          3.

      The Chapter shall make such orders, regulations and bye-laws as may be
necessary to give effect to this Scheme, and shall have power to revise, annul or add
to the said orders, regulations and bye-laws from time to time, on notice of the
proposal to exercise such power, given to each member of the Chapter at least
fourteen days before the meeting.
                                                        Monmouth Cathedral Scheme


                                  THE SCHEDULE



                                        Part 1


      The Canons shall each reside for such period in every year, and in such
rotation, as the Chapter may from time to time determine. Such residence shall
mean: to live and sleep in such place as the Chapter shall from time to time require,
to attend Divine Service in the cathedral regularly throughout the period of residence,
and to preach as often in the cathedral as the Chapter may prescribe, but the Canon
in residence may preach additional sermons in the cathedral at the request or with
the permission of the Dean.



                                        Part 2


    Residence at the cathedral shall not be required of any of the Canons, but each
Canon, by arrangement with the Dean, shall preach as often in the cathedral as the
Chapter shall from time to time determine.



                                        Part 3


                                          1.

     There shall be one full-time Residentiary Canon, who shall hold office for a
period or periods not exceeding twelve years in all.


                                          2.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall live and sleep in such place and for such period
or periods in each year as the Bishop may determine.


                                          3.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall undertake such work in the diocese and in the
cathedral as the Bishop, after consultation with the Dean, may determine.
                                                         Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                            THE SCHEME OF THE
                       CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BRECON



                                     Section I


                                  THE PREFACE


                                         1.

      The Customs of the cathedral church of St. John the Evangelist, Brecon, which
are operative at the present time are hereby confirmed and continued, save only in
so far as they may be contrary to or inconsistent with the following.


                                         2.

     This Scheme shall come into operation on 1st January 1974.



                                     Section II


                             THE CATHEDRAL BODY


                                         1.

     The cathedral church of St. John the Evangelist, Brecon, shall be governed, as
heretofore, by the Cathedral Chapter (commonly called the Dean and Chapter and
hereinafter referred to as the Chapter), subject always to the ecclesiastical law as
received or enacted by the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.


                                         2.

     The Chapter shall consist of the Dean and twelve Canons.


                                         3.

     The Canons’ stalls shall be those of the Chancellor, the Treasurer, the
Archdeacon of Brecon, the Archdeacon of Gower, the Precentor, Builth, Elwel,
Crickhowell, Melineth, Hay, Swansea, and West Gower.
                                                           Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                                          4.

     The Canons shall rank in the following order of precedence, namely, the
Chancellor, the Treasurer, the Archdeacon of Brecon, the Archdeacon of Gower, the
Precentor, and then the other Canons in the order of their appointment.


                                          5.

     After collation and on presentation of the Bishop’s Mandate, each member of
the Chapter shall be installed by the Dean and admitted into the Chapter, having first
read aloud and signed a declaration faithfully to observe all the Customs of the
cathedral, and this Scheme, and diligently to perform all that shall be required of him
or her by the Chapter in respect of his or her membership therein.


                                          6.

     Every Canon holding an incumbency or other office in the diocese shall resign
the canonry when he or she ceases to be an Incumbent or to hold such other office,
unless the Bishop shall otherwise determine.


                                          7.

      The Bishop, in conferring a canonry upon a cleric who holds some office
outside the cathedral other than a parochial benefice, may provide in the letters of
collation that the individual who receives such collation shall forthwith vacate such
canonry when he or she ceases to hold such office.


                                          8.

     If at any time additional emolument (including for example remission or
reduction of house rent) shall have been assigned to any Canon solely in virtue of
the canonry, the Bishop shall have power, with the consent of the Chapter, to assign
to such Canon, by a letter of which a copy shall be deposited in the Chapter
archives, such additional duty within the cathedral, under the direction of the Dean,
as the Bishop shall think reasonable.
                                                           Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                                     Section III


                                    THE BISHOP


                                          1.

     The existing powers of the Bishop as Visitor, and his Ordinary Jurisdiction over
the cathedral and the Chapter, shall continue as in times past.


                                          2.

     When the Bishop comes to be enthroned, the Dean shall summon every
member of the Chapter to be present and take part in the proceedings from the
beginning to the end thereof.


                                          3.

      The Bishop may hold Ordinations, Confirmations, Synods and Visitations in the
cathedral at such times and in such manner as he shall determine; with the consent
of the Dean he may also hold other special services in the cathedral, but not so as to
interfere with the ordinary services of the cathedral.


                                          4.

      The Bishop shall have the right to take such part in Divine Service and to
preach at such times in the cathedral as he shall think reasonable, after consultation
with the Dean.


                                          5.

      It shall be the duty of the Dean and Canons to assist the Bishop, if he so
require, at all services and administrations in the cathedral at which he is the
principal officiant.


                                          6.

    When the Bishop deems it necessary, he may summon the members of the
Chapter to meet him, and at such meetings the Bishop shall preside.
                                                            Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                                      Section IV


                                     THE DEAN


                                          1.

     The Dean shall be the Official Head of the Chapter.


                                          2.

      The Dean shall keep residence for at least eight months in every year, during
which period he shall live and sleep in the official house attached to the deanery, and
give regular attendance at Divine Service in the cathedral.


                                          3.

     During his period of residence the Dean shall officiate at such services and
preach on such occasions in the cathedral as the Chapter may from time to time
arrange with him.


                                          4.

     The Dean shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter, and in case of equal
voting shall have a second or casting vote.


                                          5.

      The Dean shall be responsible to the Chapter for the due performance of their
respective duties by the Canons, Minor Canons and lay officials of the Chapter; he
shall see that the regulations which concern their duties are made known to them,
and shall instruct, advise, and admonish them if need be, for the proper discharge of
their duties; but he shall not take further proceedings without the consent of the
Chapter.


                                          6.

     The Chapter shall from time to time nominate a member or members of the
Chapter who shall be empowered to act in the Dean’s stead whenever the Dean
happens to be out of residence, or incapacitated by sickness or other urgent cause
from the performance of his duties.
                                                           Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                                          7.

    During a vacancy in the office of Dean, the Bishop may from time to time
nominate a member or members of the Chapter who shall act in the Dean’s stead.



                                      Section V


                         THE DIGNITARIES AND CANONS


                                          1.

(1) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, shall at all times adopt one of
the systems respectively set out in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Schedule hereto.

(2) The Chapter, with the concurrence of the Bishop, may from time to time adopt
the system set out in Part 3 of the said Schedule, in addition to one of the systems
respectively set out in Parts 1 and 2. If the Chapter adopts Parts 2 and 3 of the said
Schedule, the non-requirement of residence contained in Part 2 shall not extend to
the Residentiary Canon for whom provision is made in Part 3.


                                          2.

    It shall be the duty of every member of the Chapter to attend all meetings of the
Chapter.



                                     Section VI


                                  THE CHAPTER


                                          1.

     There shall be not less than two ordinary meetings in each year on dates to be
approved by the Chapter, but these dates may be altered at the discretion of the
Dean. The Dean may summon such other meetings as he deems necessary.


                                          2.

      To form a Chapter meeting the presence of five members of the Chapter shall
suffice, but they shall not conclude any business for which the consent of the
majority of the Chapter is requisite.
                                                          Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                                         3.

      Subject to the provisions of the Constitution of the Church in Wales and to any
regulations made by the Governing Body or the Representative Body, the Chapter
shall make such orders, regulations and bye-laws as may be necessary for the
administration of the cathedral, and shall have power to revise, annul or add to the
said orders, regulations and bye-laws.



                                     Section VII


                               THE MINOR CANONS


      The Minor Canons shall attend the services in the cathedral regularly on
Sundays and weekdays, and shall take such part therein and carry out such other
duties in connection with the cathedral as the Dean shall direct, in accordance with
the regulations of the Chapter.



                                 THE SCHEDULE



                                       Part 1


                                         1.

      The Canons shall each reside for such period in every year, and in such
rotation, as the Chapter may from time to time determine.


                                         2.

     During such period of residence each Canon shall live and sleep in such place
as the Chapter may from time to time require.


                                         3.

      During such period of residence each Canon shall attend the cathedral services
regularly on Sundays and weekdays, and preach at such services as the Dean may
direct, in accordance with the regulations of the Chapter. The Canon in residence
shall perform such other duties in connection with the cathedral as the Chapter may
from time to time prescribe for him or her.
                                                          Brecon Cathedral Scheme


                                       Part 2


                                         1.

     Residence at the cathedral shall not be required of any of the Canons.


                                         2.

     One Canon, nominated from time to time by the Chapter, shall be present at
the cathedral services on every Sunday, and shall take such part therein as the Dean
may direct, in accordance with the regulations of the Chapter.


                                         3.

      The Canon so present in the cathedral shall preach as often on that Sunday as
the Chapter shall from time to time prescribe, but may preach additional sermons at
the request or with the permission of the Dean.


                                         4.

     The Chapter shall endeavour to ensure that at least one of their number is
present at Morning and Evening Prayer in the cathedral, daily throughout the year.



                                       Part 3


                                         1.

     There shall be one full-time Residentiary Canon, who shall hold office for a
period or periods not exceeding twelve years in all.


                                         2.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall live and sleep in such place and for such
periods or periods in each year as the Bishop may determine.


                                         3.

     Such Residentiary Canon shall undertake such work in the diocese and in the
cathedral as the Bishop, after consultation with the Dean, may determine.

								
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