Nominations for the 10th Archbishop of Adelaide
As per the Election of a Bishop Ordinance 2002 s.5 (1) the Bishop Nomination Committee will receive now nominations from members of the Synod of the Diocese of Adelaide for the 10th Archbishop of Adelaide. Nominations must be received prior to 11.59pm 23 August 2016.
Please download and use the Bishop Nomination Form to submit a name to the Bishop Nomination Committee for consideration. The following requirements apply to nominations:
- Nominations must be signed by four members of Synod, noting that members of the 43rd Triennial Synod took office on 1 July 2016.
- The nominee must be aware that you are proposing them as a candidate, and has given their consent for you to do so:
- A nominated person must meet the requirements of canonical fitness as specified by the Holy Orders 2004 Canon of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia:
Canon Concerning Holy Orders 2004
Section 3 'Bishops, priests and deacons'
- A person shall not be accounted or taken to be a bishop, priest or deacon in this Church unless, in accordance with this Canon or the law of this Church applying at the relevant time, the person –
- (a) has been consecrated or ordained to that office by bishops, or a bishop, of this Church, or by bishops, or a bishop, of a Church in communion with this Church; or
- (b) has been received into the ministry of this Church by a bishop of a diocese of this Church in accordance with the Holy Orders (Reception into Ministry) Canon 2004.
- A person shall not exercise the ministry of bishop, priest or deacon in this Church unless the person has been elected or appointed to an Episcopal office pursuant to the Constitution and ordinances of this Church and the ordinances of the relevant diocese and Province or is otherwise duly authorised as mentioned in section 14 to minister as a bishop, priest or deacon in this Church.
- A person does not have a right to be ordained deacon or priest or to be consecrated bishop.
Section 7 'Bishops'
A person shall not be consecrated bishop unless on good and credible evidence the Metropolitan of the Province which includes the diocese for or in respect of which the consecration takes place or, in the case of an extra -provincial diocese, the Primate or, in either case, the diocesan bishop nominated by the Primate or the Metropolitan to act in the place of the Primate or the Metropolitan for such consecration pursuant to the Consecration of Bishops Canon 1966 is satisfied that the person –
- (a) is of good character as testified by a person specified by the Metropolitan, Primate or other bishop as the case requires; and
- (b) satisfies the requirements of canonical fitness; and
- (c) has been duly elected or appointed to an Episcopal office in accordance with the Constitution and any other relevant canon or ordinance.