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RetamalesDA
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Who may have access to the "Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 1"?

(have the book in his home)
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I think that's answered in the book itself.

From memory: Bishop, First Councilor, and Second Councilor. The Ward Clerk and Executive Secretary share a copy which is usually kept in the office. For the last two, I don't think taking it home would be prohibited, but for practical reasons it wouldn't be kept at home.
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RussellHltn wrote:I think that's answered in the book itself.

From memory: Bishop, First Councilor, and Second Councilor. The Ward Clerk and Executive Secretary share a copy which is usually kept in the office. For the last two, I don't think taking it home would be prohibited, but for practical reasons it wouldn't be kept at home.
Not that there is anything wrong with the Ward Clerk sharing a copy (as far as I know) with the Executive Secretary, but the Clerk is the one who is officially supposed to have a copy. He has stewardship of that copy and is responsible if it is lost.
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danpass wrote:Not that there is anything wrong with the Ward Clerk sharing a copy (as far as I know) with the Executive Secretary, but the Clerk is the one who is officially supposed to have a copy. He has stewardship of that copy and is responsible if it is lost.

in the stake level? who may have access?
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RetamalesDA wrote:in the stake level? who may have access?
President, 1st and 2nd Counselors and Stake Clerk
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Stake presidency (5 copies). Bishopric (4 copies). Branch presidency (3 copies).

Because the ward only gets 4 copies, the clerk and executive secretary are asked to share and leave the handbook in the clerks office. In our stake, anyone with a copy is allowed to take it home, but expected to have it available at the meetinghouse during Church activities.
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I was the stake clerk in my last stake and my first duty was to make sure all stake and ward leaders had their appropriate copies of the church handbooks.

To help with this, I made a list of which positions were supposed to have which copy. I later expanded it to matrices to show which positions should have the separate sections from book 2.

I have attached the resulting tabbed database. I currently have no idea if this is up-to-date with any later versions of the handbook or recent directives, but it should be OK if nothing much has changed in the past 4-5 years.
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