Oxford University Gazette, 14 July 2005: Notices
REGISTER OF THE UNIVERSITY'S ELECTORS TO THE GENERAL SYNODClergy of the Church of England who are members of Congregation are required from time to time to elect a Proctor to the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury, to represent them in the General Synod.
An election is due to take place later this year, and it is desirable to draw up
beforehand a register of the University's electors. A register was last prepared in Trinity
Term 2000, and any members of Congregation who are Church of England clergy and who
were not qualified electors at that time (or who are unsure about whether they were on the
register) are asked to get in touch with Dr L.M. Biggs at the University Offices, Wellington
Square, by 12 August 2005, giving their name (with initials and title) and college (or other
address). The qualifying date (for being a member of the clergy and of Congregation) is that
on which the current Convocation of Canterbury is dissolved (expected to be 12 July 2005).
If anyone who would currently be qualified is likely to cease to be a member of Congregation
in the next two or three months, he or she is asked to notify Dr Biggs, who would also
welcome details of Church of England clergy who are likely to become members of
Congregation in that period. Eligibility can then be ascertained. It should be noted that a
university or college chaplain, if employed by the Diocese rather than the University or a
college, will vote in the Diocesan constituency rather than the University constituency.