Church of England - Structure - Representative Bodies

Representative Bodies

The Church of England has a legislative body, the General Synod. Synod can create two types of legislation, measures and canons. Measures have to be approved but cannot be amended by the British Parliament before receiving the Royal Assent and becoming part of the law of England. Canons require Royal Licence and Royal Assent, but form the law of the church, rather than the law of the land.

Another assembly is the Convocation of the English Clergy (older than the General Synod and its predecessor the Church Assembly). There are also diocesan synods and deanery synods.

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... Another assembly is the Convocation of the English Clergy (older than the General Synod and its predecessor the Church Assembly) ... There are also diocesan synods and deanery synods ...

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