Comments: Election of Church Commissioners

But do they ever all meet?

Posted by Wilf at Thursday, 29 January 2009 at 6:21pm GMT

More to the point:
Do they ever meet in public?

Posted by dodgey_vicar at Thursday, 29 January 2009 at 10:44pm GMT


According to the Annual Report of the Church Commissioners "The Board of Governors transacts the functions and business of the Commissioners except where, by statute or through delegation by the Board, these are exercised by Committees. Except State office holders, all Church Commissioners are members of the Board of Governors."

So the six State Office holders (the six Ex Officio members listed above) do not attend the Governors meetings. The 2007 annual report lists the attendance records of the other commissioners. It says that "The Archbishop of Canterbury chairs the annual general meeting. By arrangement, he did not attend the Board of Governors’ meetings in 2007." With the exception of one person (who only became a commissioner late in the year) all the other governors attended at least one of the five board meetings held during the year. Nearly all of them also sat on, and attended, at least one committee.

Annual Reports can be downloaded from here.

Posted by Peter Owen at Thursday, 29 January 2009 at 10:55pm GMT

This thread makes me think Gilbert and Sullivan could have produced a wonderful operetta!

The Commissioners Cavort


Posted by Rev L Roberts at Saturday, 31 January 2009 at 7:03pm GMT
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