Anglican General Synod

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Canons and Statutes

Please find below electronic forms of the Constitution and Canons Publication (up to date).

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For a full hard copy of the Canons (updated to the last General Synod/ te Hinota Whanui) contact:

General Synod Office. 09-5214439. gensec@anglicanchurch.org.nz

Cost @$32.20 (incl GST and P&P).

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The last full printing of the Canons was in 2008, and smaller updates were printed after each General Synod/ Te Hinota Whanui in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Updates separately cost $5.30 each (incl GST and P&P).

(To check that your hard copy is up to date: Page A.1 should be dated 2008, Page B.53 should be dated 2010, Page A.7 should be dated 2012, Page B.42 should be dated 2014.)

Otherwise contact the above for the relevant update pack(s).

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The Constitution/ Te Pouhere

To preserve pagination these files have been created in PDF (see Help to download Acrobat reader)

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Title A of Ministers: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of Bishops

Canon II of Pastors

Canon III of the Provincial Secretary - Repealed 1992

Canon IV o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa

Canon V of the Appointment of the Bishop in Polynesia - Repealed 1990

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Title B of Organised Bodies in the Church: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of the General Synod / Te Hïnota Whänui

Canon II of Diocesan Synods

Canon III of Local Boards - Repealed 1992

Canon IV of Dioceses

Canon V of Local Ministry and Mission Units

Canon VI of Chapters - Repealed 1992

Canon VII of Cathedral Districts - Repealed 1992

Canon VIII of the Diocese of Polynesia

Canon IX of the Anglican Missions Board of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Canon X of Archives

Canon XI of the Social Responsibility Commission - Repealed 1992

Canon XII the Provincial Commission on Ecumenism - Repealed 1992

Canon XIII o Te Runanga o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa - Repealed 1992

Canon XIV of the New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board

Canon XV of a Provincial Association of Social Services - Repealed 1992

Canon XVI of the Provincial Commission for Evangelism - Repealed 1992

Canon XVII of the Commission on Doctrine - Repealed 1992, 2000

Canon XVII of the Commission on Doctrine and Theological Questions

Canon XVIII of the Council on Ecumenism

Canon XIX of the Commission on Communications

Canon XX of Common Life and Partnership

Canon XXI of Qualifications for Lay Persons to Hold Office

Canon XXII of the Inter-Diocesan Conference

Canon XXIII of Common Life Conferences

Canon XXIII of the Mission and Evangelism Conference - REPEALED 2004
Canon XXIV of the Nurture and Education Conference - REPEALED 2004

Canon XXV of the Social Service Conference- REPEALED 2004

Canon XXVI of the Social Justice and Transformation Conference- REPEALED 2004

Canon XXVII of the Care for God's Creation Conference- REPEALED 2004

Canon XXVII of the Ministry Education Conference - Repealed 1998

Canon XXIX of the Youth Exchange Conference

Canon XXX of the Common Life Liturgical Commission

Canon XXXI of the Commission on Treaty and Partnership Issues

Canon XXXII of the Anglican Insurance Board

Canon XXXIII of the Treaty/Tiriti, Church and Nation

Canon XXXIV of the Social Justice Commission

Canon XXXV of the Council for Anglican Women's Studies.

Canon XXXVI of the Tikanga Toru Youth Commission

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Title C of Legislation: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of Alterations in the Constitution

Canon II of Standing Orders and Resolutions

Canon III of Enactment, Amendment and Repeal of Canons

Canon IV of the Judicial Committee

Canon V of a Tribunal on Doctrine

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Title D of Standards: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of Maintenance of Standards of Ministry for Bishops, Ministers and Office Bearers

Canon II of Standards Required of Bishops

Canon III of the Maintenance of Standards of Trustees

Canon IV of Chancellors and Legal Advisers

Canon V of Safe to Receive Testimonials

See below for a scanned Guide to Title D (Published 2004)

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Title E of Educational Institutions in Connection with the General Synod / te Hinota Whanui: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of the Provincial Board for Ministry - Repealed 1992

Canon II of St John's College and the Utilization of the St John's College Trust Funds

Canon III of Kings College

Canon IV of a Provincial Board of Christian Education - Repealed 1992

Canon V of the St John's College Trust Advisory Board - Repealed 1998

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Title F of Trusts: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of Appointing Bodies

Canon II of Incorporation of Trustees

Canon III of the Duties of Trustees

Canon IV of Delegation of Powers

Canon V of the General Church Trust

Canon VI of Appointment and Removal of Trustees

Canon VII of the Church Lands Tribunal

Canon VIII of Trustees and Board Members

Canon IX of Charities Act Requirements

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Title G Miscellaneous: (2014 updated as separate files)

Canon I of Certain Necessary Alterations

Canon II of a New Table of Lessons

Canon III of Marriage

Canon IV of the Use of Certain Portions of the Book of Common Prayer 1928

Canon V of Translations of Holy Scripture

Canon VI of Alternative Services

Canon VII of Admission to Holy Communion

Canon VIII of Lay Readers and Kai Karakia - Repealed 1992

Canon IX of the Holy Communion in Relation to Christian Unity

Canon X of Translations of Services

Canon XI of Lay Assistance in the Distribution of the Elements at Holy Communion - Repealed 1992

Canon XII of the Lectionary

Canon XIII of Holy Orders

Canon XIV of the Authorisation of Forms of Worship

Appendix, The Formularies of this Church

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Parliamentary Acts (2014 updated as separate files)

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Standing Resolutions (2014 updated as separate files)

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SRL Liturgical 34.98 kB

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SRO Other 28.24 kB

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Standing Orders of the General Synod / te Hinota Whanui ( 2014 updated as separate files)

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Working Groups 24.25 kB

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Petitions 23.77 kB

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Rules of Debate 29.39 kB

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Amendments 26.58 kB

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Commissions 23.25 kB

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Forms of Prayer 22.57 kB

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Miscellaneous 27.48 kB

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Index (2014)

Index at 2014 60.63 kB

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Guide to Title D (2004 publication)

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