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Church of England measures

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Church of England measures are laws with the same force and effect as Acts of Parliament, but which relate to the administration and organisation of the Church.

They are made by the General Synod and require Parliament’s approval to come into force.

Draft measures are considered by the Ecclesiastical Committee, formed of MPs and members of the House of Lords. If the Committee approves a draft, the measure is presented to both Houses for approval and then – if approval is granted – to the monarch for Royal Assent.