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Resolution 54

Resolution 54

The existing Central Consultative Body shall be reconstructed on representative lines as follows:

  1. It shall consist of the Archbishop of Canterbury (ex officio) and of representative bishops appointed as follows: Province of Canterbury 1, Province of York 1, the Church of Ireland 1, the Episcopal Church in Scotland 1, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 4, the Church of England in Canada 1, the Church of England in the Dioceses of Australia and Tasmania 1, the Church of the Province of New Zealand 1, the Province of the West Indies 1, the Church of the Province of South Africa 1, and the Church of Japan 1, the missionary and other extra-provincial bishops under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury 1. Total 18.
  2. The foregoing scheme of representation shall be open to revision from time to time by the Lambeth Conference.
  3. The mode of appointing these representative bishops shall be left to the Churches that appoint. A representative bishop may be appointed for one year or for any number years, and need not be a member of the body which appoints him. Each member shall retain office until the election of his successor has been duly notified to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  4. For the purpose of appointing the bishop who is to represent the body of missionary and other extra-provincial bishops under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury, each of those bishops shall be requested by the Archbishop of Canterbury to nominate a bishop to him. The list of bishops so nominated shall be then sent to all the bishops entitled to vote, and each of them shall, if he thinks fit to vote, send to the Archbishop the name of the one in the list for whom he votes. The largest number of votes shall carry the election.

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