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The electoral tasks of deanery-synod members

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19 July 2013

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From Canon Paul Richardson
Sir, - I did enjoy reading the General Synod reports (12 July). The Church of England has, indeed, embraced change in moving forward proposals for women bishops and in approving a new super-diocese. But it does seem odd that, after two reports of the Election Review Group, the Archdeacon of Dorking should suggest that "important consequences" flow from the best option suggested by the Group: "the idea of an electoral college, for which electors would be elected at annual parochial meetings." Is this not already precisely, in the scheme of synodical government, what lay members of deanery synod are?

PAUL RICHARDSON
The Rectory, Brandon House
Potterne Road, Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 5DD

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