Amendments to the Constitutions and Canons
C-1 Amended Article XIII of the Constitution by adding a second section as follows:
Article XIII. The Chancellor of the Diocese.
Section 1. A Chancellor of the Diocese shall be appointed by the Ecclesiastical Authority.The Chancellor shall, upon qualification, continue in office at the pleasure of the Ecclesiastical Authority. The Chancellor shall be a confirmed adult communicant in good standing, as defined in General Convention Canon I. 17., of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, and a member of the Virginia State Bar.The Chancellor shall be the legal advisor of the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese the Council of the Diocese, and to the Executive Board of the Diocese.
Section 2. The Ecclesiastical Authority may, in consultation with the Chancellor, also appoint one or more Vice Chancellors, who shall continue in office at the pleasure of the Ecclesiastical Authority. Vice Chancellors shall be confirmed adult communicants in good standing, as defined in General Convention Canon I. 17. of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, and members of the Virginia State Bar. Vice Chancellors shall serve at the direction of the Chancellor and shall assist the Chancellor in the performance of the Chancellor’s duties. Vice Chancellors shall have seat and voice at the Annual Council, but shall not have a vote unless the Chancellor does not attend a meeting of the Annual Council and certifies to the Secretary of the Diocese that a Vice Chancellor will attend the meeting of Annual Council in the place and stead of the Chancellor, in which case, the certified Vice Chancellor shall have a vote.
C-2 Amended Canon 3 as follows:
Deputies to Provincial Synod.
At the Annual Convention preceding the meeting of the Provincial Synod, there shall be elected by ballot one member of the Clergy and two Lay persons to be Deputies to the Provincial Synod and one member of the Clergy and one Lay person to be Alternate Deputies to the Provincial Synod to serve as a Deputy if a Deputy unavailable for a meeting of the Provincial Synod, all of whom shall serve until their successors are elected. A report shall be made by the Provincial Synod Deputies to the Annual Convention following each meeting of the Synod. Qualifications for election as a Deputy or Alternate Deputy to the Provincial Synod shall be the same as for election as a Deputy to the General Convention.
C-3 Amended Canon 7, section 2, as follows:
Section 2. Terms of elected members and alternate members shall expire at the end of the appropriate calendar year.