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The Church of England - The Attachment of the Bailiwick of Guernsey to the Diocese of Salisbury

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Policy & Resources Committee - P.2022/20

The States are asked to decide:-

Whether, after consideration of The Church of England - the Attachment of the Bailiwick of Guernsey to the Diocese of Salisbury policy letter dated 9th March, 2022 they are of the opinion:-

1. To note the recommendations as set out in the report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on the relationship of the Channel Islands with the wider Church of England;

2. Pursuant to Article 72A of the Reform (Guernsey) Law, 1948, as amended, to signify agreement to the substance of the provision of an Order in Council made under prerogative powers and under the Channel Islands Measure 2020, in respect of its application to Guernsey, including, but not limited to:

(a)    the attachment of the Bailiwick of Guernsey to the Diocese of Salisbury;

(b)   the transfer of the episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Winchester to the Bishop of Salisbury; 

(c)    that a man or a woman may be consecrated as a bishop; and

(d)   the simplified mechanism for the application to the Bailiwick of Measures of the Church of England set out in section 5 of this policy letter;

3. To note the ongoing work to draft Canons for the Deanery of Guernsey and that, once drafted, these Canons will be given effect in the Bailiwick by way of an Order in Council.

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

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