Fitzwilliam Street Church, Huddersfield

Set of rules for Fitzwilliam Street Church, Huddersfield, dated February 1891.


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tags:1890-99, 1891, Digitised Items, Ephemera, Fitzwilliam Street (Huddersfield), Fitzwilliam Street Unitarian Chapel (Huddersfield), Huddersfield, Leaflets, ~LKWDC1
date:February 1891
rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
date added:1 June 2017

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Fitzwilliam Street Church,
1. — The object of the Congregation meeting at Fitzwilliam Street Church shall be to promote a pure and reasonable religion amongst its members and others.
2. — No credal test shall be applied to any officer or member.
3. — All shall be considered members, and entitled to vote at the Meetings, who subscribe not less than five shillings annually (if desired, payable Quarterly or Half-yearly), whose names have been on the register not less than three months, and whose subscription is not more than six months in arrear.
The Register shall be kept by the Treasurer, who shall correct it previous to every General Meeting of Members, and shall bring it to such Meeting.
4. — The Officers of the Church shall be:—The Trustees, a Minister, a Committee of Management, a Warden, a Treasurer, Secretary, two Auditors.
5. — The Committee of Management shall consist of the Warden, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and eight other Members. Five shall form a quorum. The Committee shall have power to fill up any casual vacancies.
6. — The Auditors shall hold no other office.
7. — Election to all offices (except that of Minister) shall take place after nomination by two members. The vote shall be taken by show of hands, or, at the request of five members, by ballot ; the same rule as to voting shall apply in all other questions.
8. — The Minister shall be nominated by the Committee, or any ten members, and he shall be elected or removed by a majority of two-thirds of the members present at a General Meeting convened for the purpose.
9. — The Annual General Meeting shall be held in February, and notice of it shall be given to each member, by post, not less than seven days previously. The Report and Balance Sheet shall be printed, and sent with the notice.
10. — Special General Meetings may be called by order of the Committee, or any Ten Members. Not less than seven days’ notice shall be given to each member, and the purpose of the Meeting shall be specified.
11. — That a copy of these Rules be given to each Member of the Church.
12. — No alteration shall be made in these rules, except by consent of not less than two-thirds of the members present at a Special General Meeting called for the purpose.
February, 1891,