Co-option of Members to The Governing Body
CO-OPTION OF MEMBERS TO THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CHURCH IN WALES
The arrangements for making co-options to the Governing Body of the Church in Wales have changed and responses to be considered for co-option are invited.
Background information on these changes, including categories of co-option and arrangements for elections, can be found within the co-option proposal form (please see below).
Half of the co-options are to be elected by the Governing Body itself, and half are to be appointed by its Standing Committee.
If you are willing to be considered for election to be elected as a co-opted member of the Governing Body please complete this form. The form includes space for potential co-optees to provide details and biographical details about themselves. Further information about completing this form, together with information about the Governing Body and the commitment required as a member, can be found here.
Co-option requirements for 2024
The following number of members will be elected by the Governing Body for the beginning of the 2024-2027 triennium:
- Two lay people under the age of 30 (by STV election);
- One cleric who has either been in Holy Orders for less than four years or who is licensed but not in receipt of a Church in Wales stipend (a first-past-the-post election).
In addition, the Standing Committee of the Governing Body will appoint:
- Two lay people; and
- One cleric.
How to submit the form
Please send completed forms to John Richfield, email@example.com not later than noon on Monday 11 December 2023. If you have any questions please contact John Richfield as above.
Process and timeline for managing co-options
This is the timeline which sets out the process for managing the new co-option arrangements.
|11 December - Noon - Deadline for presentation of eligible candidates for election (whether by nomination or self-nomination) to the relevant categories.
|7 – 21 January – elections conducted via email.
|25 January – Appointments & Business Sub-committee meeting to consider its advice to the Standing Committee on its appointments. This advice will be based on the outcomes of the diocesan elections, the STV and first-past-the-post votes.
|20 February – Standing Committee meeting where its appointments will be considered and made.