Canon VIII – New Congregations and Summer Chapels

8.1 New Congregations

The Bishop, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, may establish a new Congregation.

8.2 Executive Committee

After a new Congregation has been established, the Bishop shall appoint a Priest in Charge, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Bishop, a Warden, a Treasurer and three members who shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Congregation. The Priest in Charge, the Warden and other members of the Executive Committee shall discharge their duties in the same manner as the Rector, Wardens and Vestry of an incorporated parish. The members of the Executive Committee, other than the Priest in Charge, shall serve until the next annual meeting of the Congregation, to be held on a date and time fixed by the Executive Committee, at which time their successors shall be elected. Such election shall be held in the manner prescribed by the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York for the election of Church-Wardens and Vestrymen.

8.3 Union With Convention

A Congregation established pursuant to this Canon, desiring admission into union with the Convention, shall apply for such union in the manner prescribed by Canon 1.4 of these Canons.

8.4 Dissolution

No Congregation established pursuant to this Canon shall be dissolved except by the consent of the Bishop acting with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee.

8.5 Summer Chapels

This Canon shall apply to Summer Chapels now or hereafter established in this Diocese. The relationship between such Summer Chapels and the Diocese shall be on such terms and conditions as the Bishop shall, from time to time, prescribe.

Baptism, Marriages, Confirmations and Burials performed in such Chapel by a Bishop, Priest or Deacon of this Church shall be recorded in the Register of the Parish in which such Chapel is located.