||<p>The Church of England encourages responsible democratic participation in its schools
and parishes, as one of the stakeholders involved with UK Parliament Week, and as
a provider of hustings and other forms of engagement at election times. The General
Synod is the Church’s own national legislative body, to which lay members can be elected.
The Ecclesiastical Committee of Parliament is expected soon to consider a Church Measure
that will reform and simplify Church representation rules on elections for Parochial
Church Councils, Deanery and Diocesan Synods.</p><p> </p>