Our Constitution

The Constitution and Regulations of
The Church Of South India, Diocese Of Medak (1970)

CONTENTS:

1. PASTORATES & PASTORATE COMMITTEE (Chapter IX)

A. Definition
B. Recognization of Pastorates
C. Membership of P.Cs
D. Preparation Of Church Roll
E. Preparation of Electoral Roll
F. Rules of procedure of Electing Lay Representatives
G. Functions of a P.C & Local Congregation
H. Officers of the pastorate Committee and Local
Congregation
I. Meetings of the P.C
j. Representation of P.C.s on Diocesan Council
K. Constitution of local church committees
Approved by the Diocesan Council

3.DISTRICT CHURCH COUNCILS (CHAPTER XII)

1.Constitution
2.Constitution
3.Jurisdiction
4.Functions
5.Meetings of the DCCs.
6.Functions of the DCC Chairman.
7.The Three DCCs in ‘Medak Diocese:

(a) The Hyderabad-Secunderabad(Town DCC)
(b) Medak.
(c) The Godavari.

8.DCC Education Committee.

4. DISCIPLINE(CHAPTER XIII)

A. Local Court or Panchayat (pastorate Court)

1 .Constitution
2. Function.
3. Meetings of Pastorate Court..
4. Procedure.
5. Records
6. Appeal.
B. Court of the Diocesan Council
5. RULES CONCERNING MARRIAGES (CHAPTER XIV)
A. Minimum Age.
B. Persons who may solemnise Marriages.
C. Notice of Marriage.
D. Marriage Service.
E. Recording Marriages.
F. Objections to Marriages.
G. Marriage Fees.
H. Irregular Marriages,
I. Difficult Marriage Relationships.
J. Marriage with a Divorced Person.
K. Marriage with Roman Catholics.

6. YOUTH SOCIETIES (CHAPTER XIV)

A. General Aims & Regulations.
B. General Oversight & Supervision.
C. Urban Youth Societies.
D. Yauvana Samaj.
E. Yuvathi Samaj
F. Sunday Schools.
G. Junior Missionary Association (JMA).
H. Chinna Manda

7. FINANCE (CHAPTER XVII)

A. Bank Accounts
B.Loans & Advances.
C. Statements & Audits.
D. Interpretation Clarification of Rules in C.S.I. Constn. on Finance.
E. Diocesan Financial year

APPENDIX-I

Rules for the conduct of business of PastorateCommittees, District Church Councils,Diocesan Boards and Standing Committees

APPENDIX-II

” Statement on Baptism “

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