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

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The Constitution/ Te Pouhere


Title A of Ministers:

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Canon III of the Provincial Secretary - Repealed 1992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Canon V of the Appointment of the Bishop in Polynesia - Repealed 1990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:

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Canon III of Local Boards - Repealed 1992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Canon VI of Chapters - Repealed 1992
Canon VII of Cathedral Districts - Repealed 1992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Canon XI of the Social Responsibility Commission - Repealed 1992
Canon XII the Provincial Commission on Ecumenism - Repealed 1992
Canon XIII o Te Runanga o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa - Repealed 1992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Canon XV of a Provincial Association of Social Services - Repealed 1992
Canon XVI of the Provincial Commission for Evangelism - Repealed 1992
Canon XVII of the Commission on Doctrine - Repealed 1992, 2000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Canon XXIII of the Mission and Evangelism Conference - REPEALED 2004
Canon XXIV of the Nurture and Education Conference - REPEALED 2004
Canon XXV of the Social Service Conference- REPEALED 2004
Canon XXVI of the Social Justice and Transformation Conference- REPEALED 2004
Canon XXVII of the Care for God's Creation Conference- REPEALED 2004
Canon XXVII of the Ministry Education Conference - Repealed 1998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

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Title C of Legislation:

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

C 1 to 5 2008 181.67 kB

Title D of Standards:

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

D 1 to 4 2008 282.35 kB
See below for a scanned Guide to Title D (Published 2004)

Title E of Educational Institutions in Connection with the General Synod / te Hinota Whanui:

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:

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

F 1 to 7 2008 195.33 kB

Title G Miscellaneous:

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

G 1 to App. 2008 222.33 kB

Guide to Title D (2004 publication)

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