Proposed Amendment to Canon 26.Section 2.b & 2.d

A proposal to change the number of persons elected to Diocesan Commission on Ministry (COM) each year has been submitted. 

Explanation:

It has become increasingly difficult to obtain the number of persons, lay and clergy, to serve on this Diocesan Commission on Ministry (COM). After reflection and discussion, the COM suggests that it can appropriately conduct its business with fewer persons.

This change reflects those discussions by the COM.

As per Canon 31:

These Canons may be amended or repealed or new ones enacted at any annual meeting of Convention by vote of a majority of each Order. Such changes, new Canons, or the repealing of any Canon now in effect shall first be submitted to the Committee on Constitution and Canons as provided in Canon 2, Section (f).

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All Canons enacted during the Convention of 2001, and thereafter, and all amendments and repeals of Canons then or thereafter made, unless otherwise expressly ordered, shall take effect on the first day of January following the adjournment of the Convention at which they were enacted or made.