GENERAL CONSISTORY OF the CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH IN SRI LANKA ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Constitution of local consistories.

3. Coming into existence of the general consistory.

4. Incorporation of the general consistory.

5. It may sue and be sued.

6. May hold property.

7. All property to be vested in the general consistory.

8. Affixing of seal.

9. General power to make rules.

10. Special purposes for which rules may be made.

11. Matters not specially provided for.

12. Repeal.

13. Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

9 of 1926,

8 of 2007.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the General Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church in Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd November, 1926]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the General Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church in Sri Lanka Ordinance.

[S 1 am by S 2 of Act 8 of 2007.]

2. Constitution of local consistories.

Within three months of the passing of this Ordinance the said "Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church at Wolfendahl, Colombo”, shall constitute consistories for the churches at (1) Wolfendahl, (2) Bambalapitiya, (3) Regent Street and Maligakanda, (4) Wellawatta and Dehiwala, and (5) Galle and Matara, each such consistory to consist besides the Minister in charge who shall be President, of six members, namely, two Elders and four Deacons. The mode of election of members for the said consistories and their due ordination and installation in office shall be subject to the terms of section 2 of the Schedule to the said Ordinance No. 12 of 1896.

3. Coming into existence of the general consistory.

Within a month after the said local consistories have been so constituted the said "Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church at Wolfendahl, Colombo” shall meet and duly pass a resolution1 recording the constitution of the said local consistories and confirm the minutes of the said meeting, and thereupon the said "Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church at Wolfendahl, Colombo” shall stand dissolved and the General Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church in Sri Lanka shall come into existence consisting of all the members of the said local consistories, and it shall so consist for a period of one year and thereafter until the constitution thereof be altered by a rule to be made under section 10(3)(d) hereof providing for representation of local consistories on the general consistory.

[S 3 am by S 2 of Act 8 of 2007.]

4. Incorporation of the general consistory.

From and after the date of the said general consistory coming into existence the members thereof shall be a corporate body under the name of "The General Consistory of the Christian Reformed Church in Sri Lanka” and by the said name they shall have perpetual succession and shall and may use a common seal with power to alter and change the same at their pleasure.

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