Volume II: Section 1.2 – Canons of the Church in Wales – Part 2

[The following canons only amend chapters of the Constitution or the Book of Common Prayer and are not required by the Standing Committee of the Governing Body to be printed in full.]

Table of Contents

(Promulgation Dates in brackets)

 

1.      Resignation of Incumbents

(28 September 1949)

 

2.      The Better Distribution and Use of Clerical Manpower

(25 September 1968)

 

3.      Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Baptism and Confirmation)

(8 April 1970)

 

4.      Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Burial of the Dead)

(27 September 1973)

 

5.      Revision of Part of the Book Of Common Prayer (Holy Matrimony)

(2 May 1974)

 

6.      For Effecting Miscellaneous Amendments to the Constitution of the Church In Wales

(26 September 1974)

 

7.      Revision of Parts of the Book of Common Prayer (the Calendar, Tables and Rules)

(28 September 1978)

 

8.      Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child)

(27 September 1979)

 

9.    Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Blessing of a Civil Marriage)

(27 September 1979)

 

10.    To Amend Chapter XI of the Constitution of the Church in Wales

(16 April 1980)

 

11.    Revision of Parts of the Book of Common Prayer (the Propers, Psalms and Lessons)

(16 April 1980)

 

12.    To Amend Section 64 of Chapter VII of the Constitution of the Church in Wales

(17 April 1980)

13.    Revision of Parts of the Book of Common Prayer (Morning and Evening Prayer)

(17 April 1980)

 

14.    To Amend Provisions Relating to Bill Procedure

(17 September 1980)

 

15.    Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Order for the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

(17 September 1981)

 

16.    Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Catechism)

(21 April 1982)

 

17.    Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (Table of Kindred and Affinity)

(15 September 1982)

 

18.    To Make Provision for the Exercise of Metropolitical Powers and Functions during the Incapacity or Absence from the British Isles of the Archbishop

(15 September 1982)

 

19.    Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Ordination of Bishops, Priests and Deacons)

(20 September 1983)

 

20.    Miscellaneous Amendments to the Book of Common Prayer

(21 September 1983)

 

21.    Revision of Part of the Book of Common Prayer (the Ministry of Healing)

(22 September 1983)

 

22.    Incapacitated Incumbents (Amendment) Canon 1985

(19 September 1985)

 

23.    To Amend the Canon Law relating to the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony

(22 April 1987)

 

24.    To Amend Chapter IX of the Constitution

(24 September 1987)

 

25.    To Amend Chapter XII of the Constitution

(15 April 1993)

 

26.    Chapter XI (Amendment) Canon 1996

(17 April 1996)

 

27.    Chapter XI (Amendment) Canon 1997

(18 September 1997)

 

28.    Bill Procedure (Amendment) Canon 1999

(23 September 1999)

 

29.    Disciplinary Tribunal Canon

(21 September 2000)

 

30.    Chapter XI (Amendment) Canon 2001

(20 September 2001)

 

31.    Chapter XII (Amendment) Canon 2001

(20 September 2001)

 

32.    To Incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer an Additional Calendar, Lectionary and Set of Collects

(23 April 2003)

 

33.    To Incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer an Additional Order for the Holy Eucharist

(15 April 2004)

 

34.    To effect miscellaneous amendments to the Constitution of the Church in Wales (Chapter XI and the Canon to make Provision for Incapacitated Incumbents)

(20 September 2006)

 

35.    To incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer additional Orders of Service for Christian Initiation

(21 September 2006)

36.    To incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer additional Orders of Service for Morning and Evening Prayer

(21 April 2009)

 

37.    To amend the Constitution of the Church in Wales

(17 September 2009)

 

38.    To make Revised Provision for the Terms of Service of the Holders of Ecclesiastical Offices in the Church in Wales

(23 September 2010)

 

39.    To amend Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Church in Wales

(11 April 2013)

 

40.    To Enable Women to be Consecrated as Bishops

(12 September 2013)

 

41. To Incorporate into the Book of Common Prayer an Alternative Ordinal

(18 September 2014)

 

42.    To Enable the Addition of Churches to the Second Schedule of the Porvoo Declaration 1995 by Simple Motion

(7 April 2016)

 

43.    To Amend Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Church in Wales

(22 April 2017)

 


PART II

 

The following canons only amend chapters of the Constitution or the Book of Common Prayer and are not required by the Standing Committee of the Governing Body to be printed in full.

 

RESIGNATION OF INCUMBENTS

 

(Promulgated on 28 September 1949)

 

This canon amended chapter VII of the Constitution by the introduction of wording now incorporated in section 55.[1]

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THE BETTER DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF CLERICAL MANPOWER

 

(Promulgated on 25 September 1968)

 

This canon made numerous amendments to sections contained in chapters IV, VII, VIII and XII of the Constitution[2] dealing with (a) the compulsory retirement of clergymen; (b) the formation of rectorial benefices; (c) power for the Bishop to require an Incumbent to move to another parish or retire; (d) power for the Bishop to prescribe a benefice in which a Curate shall serve for a period immediately following his ordination; and (e) the status of clergymen appointed to extra-parochial ministries.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION)

 

(Promulgated on 8 April 1970)

 

This canon substituted new forms of service relating to Baptism and Confirmation for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms of service in the Welsh language.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(BURIAL OF THE DEAD)

 

(Promulgated on 27 September 1973)

 

This canon substituted new forms of service relating to the Burial of the Dead for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms of service in the Welsh language.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(HOLY MATRIMONY)

 

(Promulgated on 2 May 1974)

 

This canon substituted a new form of service relating to Holy Matrimony for that previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form of service in the Welsh language.

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FOR EFFECTING MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 26 September 1974)

 

This canon repealed the Canon for the Extension of Hours of Marriage in Church (promulgated on 26th September 1935), introduced a new section (now section 34) to chapter II of the Constitution and amended a section (now section 43) of chapter II and a section (now section 1) of chapter XII[3].

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REVISION OF PARTS OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE CALENDAR, TABLES AND RULES)

 

(Promulgated on 28 September 1978)

 

This canon substituted new forms of the Calendar, Tables and Rules for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms in the Welsh language.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THANKSGIVING FOR THE BIRTH OR ADOPTION OF A CHILD)

 

(Promulgated on 27 September 1979)

 

This canon substituted a new form of service for Thanksgiving for that previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form of service in the Welsh language.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE BLESSING OF A CIVIL MARRIAGE)

 

(Promulgated on 27 September 1979)

 

This canon inserted a form of service for the Blessing of a Civil Marriage in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a form of service in the Welsh language.

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TO AMEND CHAPTER XI OF

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 16 April 1980)

 

This canon repealed the Canon on Tribunals (Promulgated on 20 April 1922) and substituted a new chapter XI “The Courts of the Church in Wales”.[4]

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REVISION OF PARTS OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE PROPERS, PSALMS AND LESSONS)

 

(Promulgated on 16 April 1980)

 

This canon repealed the Canon for the Use of the New Lectionary in the Church in Wales (promulgated on 24 April 1924) and substituted new forms of The Collects, Readings and Psalms to be used at the Holy Eucharist, together with the Psalms and Lessons for Morning and Evening Prayer, on Sundays, Holy Days and Other Occasions; A Table of Lessons for Morning and Evening Prayer on Weekdays throughout the year; and a Table of Psalms for use on Weekdays for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms in the Welsh language.

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TO AMEND SECTION 64 OF CHAPTER VII OF

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 17 April 1980)

 

This canon amended chapter VII of the Constitution by substituting a new section (now section 66).[5]

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REVISION OF PARTS OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER)

 

(Promulgated on 17 April 1980)

 

This canon substituted new forms of service relating to Morning and Evening Prayer for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms of service in the Welsh language.

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TO AMEND PROVISIONS RELATING

TO BILL PROCEDURE

 

(Promulgated on 17 September 1980)

 

This canon made numerous amendments to sections contained in chapter II[6] of the Constitution dealing with bill procedure and an amendment to the Canon for the Experimental Use of Proposed Revisions of the Book of Common Prayer Provisionally Approved by the Bench of Bishops (promulgated on 29 September 1955).

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE ORDER FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

 

(Promulgated on 17 September 1981)

 

This canon substituted a new form of service for The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist for that previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form of service in the Welsh language.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Canon, it shall not be unlawful to continue the use of the form of The Order for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, contained in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the Welsh version thereof, with such variations permitted by the Ordinary as have been customary in the Church in Wales.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE CATECHISM)

 

(Promulgated on 21 April 1982)

 

This canon substituted a new form of The Catechism for that previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a new form in the Welsh language.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(TABLE OF KINDRED AND AFFINITY)

 

(Promulgated on 15 September 1982)

 

This canon repealed the Canon Table of Kindred and Affinity (promulgated on 27 September 1946) and inserted a form of The Table of Kindred and Affinity in the Book of Common Prayer, together with a form in the Welsh language.

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TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE EXERCISE OF METROPOLITICAL POWERS AND FUNCTIONS DURING THE INCAPACITY OR ABSENCE

FROM THE BRITISH ISLES OF THE ARCHBISHOP

 

(Promulgated on 15 September 1982)

 

This canon made amendments to sections contained in chapters II and IX[7] of the Constitution in order to make provision for the exercise of metropolitical powers and functions during the incapacity or absence from the British Isles of the Archbishop.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE ORDINATION OF BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS)

 

(Promulgated on 20th September 1983)

 

This canon substituted new forms of service for Ordination for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms of service in the Welsh language.

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MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

 

(Promulgated on 21 September 1983)

 

This canon made miscellaneous amendments to the Book of Common Prayer and Y Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin, and provided for the correction of errors due to spelling, punctuation, layout or printing by the Publishers. The printing and other directions set out in Schedules 2A and 2B to this Canon shall apply to any subsequent Canon of the Church in Wales which amends Y Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin or the Book of Common Prayer unless otherwise expressly excluded.

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REVISION OF PART OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

(THE MINISTRY OF HEALING)

 

(Promulgated on 22 September 1983)

 

This canon substituted new forms of the Ministry of Healing for those previously contained in the Book of Common Prayer, together with new forms in the Welsh language.

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INCAPACITATED INCUMBENTS (AMENDMENT) CANON 1985

 

(Promulgated on 19 September 1985)

 

This canon amended the Regulations set out in the First Schedule to the Canon to make provision for Incapacitated Incumbents (promulgated on 21 April 1982) and provided that henceforth these Regulations may be amended by the Representative Body or the appropriate Committee thereof, and that sections 37 and 43 of chapter II[8] of the Constitution shall not apply to such amendment.

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TO AMEND THE CANON LAW RELATING TO THE

SOLEMNIZATION OF HOLY MATRIMONY

 

(Promulgated on 22 April 1987)

 

This Canon repealed the Canon ut nullus filiam suam promulgated at the Council of Winchester 1076 and amended the forms of services of Holy Matrimony in the Book of Common Prayer and Glân Briodas in Y Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin so as to allow deacons to officiate.

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TO AMEND CHAPTER IX OF THE CONSTITUTION

 

(Promulgated on 24 September 1987)

 

This Canon amended sections 27 and 27A (now section 27) of chapter IX of the Constitution of the Church in Wales.[9]

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TO AMEND CHAPTER XII OF THE CONSTITUTION

 

(Promulgated on 15 April 1993)

 

This Canon amended sections 1, 2 and 3 of chapter XII of the Constitution of the Church in Wales.[10]

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CHAPTER XI (AMENDMENT) CANON 1996

 

(Promulgated on 17 April 1996)

 

This Canon amended sections 7 to 12 of chapter XI of the Constitution of the Church in Wales.[11]

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CHAPTER XI (AMENDMENT) CANON 1997

 

(Promulgated on 18 September 1997)

 

This Canon amended section 7 of chapter XI of the Constitution of the Church in Wales.[12]

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BILL PROCEDURE (AMENDMENT) CANON 1999

 

(Promulgated on 23 September 1999)

 

This Canon substituted new sections 38 to 42 and amended section 44 of chapter II of the Constitution of the Church in Wales.[13]

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TO ESTABLISH A DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNAL OF THE CHURCH IN WALES AND TO MAKE AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER XI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF

THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 21 September 2000)

 

This canon provided for the establishment of a Disciplinary Tribunal to act as a court of first instance in cases arising out of section 18 of chapter XI of the Constitution.

This canon inserted new sections 18 to 28[14] and made numerous other amendments to sections of chapter XI of the Constitution. It also made amendments to sections of chapters I, II and VII of the Constitution.

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CHAPTER XI (AMENDMENT) CANON 2001

 

(Promulgated on 20 September 2001)

 

This canon provided for the retirement age for Diocesan Chancellors and Registrars and for the Registrar of the Provincial Court to be reduced to seventy years and further made provisions for the means by which they can be removed from office.

Amendments were made to sections 3, 11 and 33.[15]

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CHAPTER XII (AMENDMENT) CANON 2001

 

(Promulgated on 20 September 2001)

 

This canon made provision for clerics who have accrued forty years service in holy orders to retire on full pension before reaching the age of 65.

Amendments were made to section 2(2).[16]

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TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

AN ADDITIONAL CALENDAR, LECTIONARY AND SET OF COLLECTS

 

(Promulgated on 23 April 2003)

 

This canon authorised the use of additional forms of the calendar, lectionary and collects and provided for them to become part of the Book of Common Prayer.

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TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AN ADDITIONAL ORDER FOR THE HOLY EUCHARIST

 

(Promulgated on 15 April 2004)

 

This canon authorised the use of an additional Order for the Holy Eucharist and provided for it to become part of the Book of Common Prayer.

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TO EFFECT MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

(CHAPTER XI AND THE CANON TO MAKE PROVISION FOR

INCAPACITATED INCUMBENTS)

 

(Promulgated on 20 September 2006)

 

This canon amended the provisions for the payment of registrars and made minor amendments to the Incapacitated Incumbents Canon.

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TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

ADDITIONAL ORDERS OF SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN INITIATION

 

(Promulgated on 21 September 2006)

 

This canon authorised the use of additional Orders of Service for baptism and confirmation.

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TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

ADDITIONAL ORDERS OF SERVICE FOR MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER

 

(Promulgated on 21 April 2009)

 

This canon authorised the use of additional Orders of Service for Morning and Evening Prayer and made provisions for further Prayers to be used during the day.

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TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 17 September 2009)

 

This canon amended the Constitution of the Church in Wales by substituting a new set of Chapters numbered I to XI with additional Regulations to certain Chapters to replace Chapters I to XII as previously in force.

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TO MAKE REVISED PROVISION FOR THE TERMS OF SERVICE

OF THE HOLDERS OF ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICES IN THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 23 September 2010)

 

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TO AMEND CHAPTER IX OF

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

 

(Promulgated on 23 September 2010)

 

This canon amended the Constitution of the Church in Wales by substituting a new Chapter IX to replace that previously in force.

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TO ENABLE WOMEN TO BE CONSECRATED AS BISHOPS

(Promulgated on 12 September 2013)

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TO INCORPORATE INTO THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

AN ALTERNATIVE ORDINAL

(Promulgated on 18 September 2014)

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TO ENABLE THE ADDITION OF CHURCHES TO THE SECOND SCHEDULE OF

THE PORVOO DECLARATION CANON 1995 BY SIMPLE MOTION

(Promulgated on 7 April 2016)

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TO AMEND CHAPTER IX OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH IN WALES

(Promulgated on 22 April 2017)

This Canon amended the Constitution of the Church in Wales by substituting a new Section 9 to replace that previously in force.

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[1]

Now section 25 of Chapter VI

[2]

The corresponding Chapters are now IV A, VI, V and VIII

[3]

Now section 33 of Chapter II and section 1 of Chapter VIII

[4]

Now Chapter IX

[5]

Now section 10 of Chapter VI

[6]

Bill procedure is still dealt with in Chapter II

[7]

Now Chapter II and V

[8]

Now section 11 of Chapter II

[9]

Now section 9 of Chapter V

[10]

Now section 1 to 3 of Chapter VIII

[11]

Now sections 23, 24 and 27 of Chapter IX

[12]

Now section 23 of Chapter IX

[13]

Now sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32 of Chapter II

[14]

Now sections 8 to 18, 20 and 38 of Chapter IX

[15]

Section 3 has now been omitted. The remaining provisions are in section 24, 27 and 35 of Chapter IX

[16]

Now section 2(2) of Chapter VIII