Acts & Ordinances
Affiliated Churches Ordinance 2005
(Reprinted under the Interpretation Ordinance 1985.)
An Ordinance to provide for the affiliation of non-Anglican churches with the Anglican Church of Australia in the Diocese of Sydney.
A. By resolution 2/03 the Synod, in view of the alarming developments in other Protestant Churches and the possibility of some congregations wishing to associate with or join the Anglican Church in this Diocese, requested the Standing Committee to appoint a committee to consult with the Archbishop on any changes to ordinances necessary or desirable to facilitate such moves and to bring any necessary ordinances to effect such changes to the next ordinary session of the Synod.
B. By resolution 21/04 the Synod requested that the Standing Committee consider the means by which non-Anglican churches might be recognised as associated churches of the Diocese and the benefits which may arise for both the Diocese and those churches by reason of such association and prepare such ordinances as it thinks necessary to provide for such association.
C. It is desirable to provide for the affiliation of non-Anglican churches with this Church in this Diocese in the manner set out in this Ordinance.
The Synod of the Diocese of Sydney Ordains as follows.
This Ordinance is the Affiliated Churches Ordinance 2005.
The objects of this Ordinance are -
In this Ordinance -
" approved benefit" means a benefit of the type described in the table in the Schedule.
" affiliated church" means -
" affiliated group" means a group of non-Anglican churches in relation to whom a declaration made pursuant to clause 4(1) is in effect.
" affiliation agreement" means a form of agreement approved from time to time by the Standing Committee under clause 5(2).
" benefit" means any product, service, right or privilege.
" non-Anglican church" means a group of persons who regularly meet together for public worship as Christian people other than as part of the Anglican Church of Australia.
(1) The Synod or the Standing Committee may by resolution declare a non-Anglican church or a group of non-Anglican churches to be affiliated with this Church in this Diocese only if it is satisfied that the profession of faith of the non-Anglican church or group of non-Anglican churches is Bible-based.
(2) A declaration made pursuant to subclause (1) ceases to be in effect if -
(3) The Standing Committee is to notify the Registrar of -
(4) The Registrar is to -
5. Entry into affiliation agreements
(1) The Standing Committee may by resolution authorise the Diocesan Secretary on its behalf to enter into an affiliation agreement with the person or persons authorised to enter into agreements on behalf of an affiliated church.
(2) The Standing Committee may approve a form of agreement for the purposes of subclause (1) and may from time to time approve changes to the form of such an agreement either generally or for the purposes of a particular affiliated church or class of affiliated churches.
(3) The form of any affiliation agreement approved for the purposes of subclause (1) -
6. Proper provision of approved benefits
(1) The Standing Committee may make such ordinances and take such other action as it considers necessary or desirable to enable an approved benefit to be properly provided to an affiliated church.
(2) Without limiting the generality of subclause (1), an approved benefit is not able to be properly provided if, in the opinion of the Standing Committee, the provision of the approved benefit would -
7. Invitation to attend Synod
(1) The Secretaries of the Synod are to invite each affiliated church to nominate 2 representatives to attend each ordinary session of the Synod. Such invitation is to be sent at or before the time the Archbishop convenes the session by summons.
(2) A representative nominated by an affiliated church is entitled to attend an ordinary session of the Synod if, at least 14 days prior to the first day of the session, the affiliated church gives the Registrar a written notice specifying the name and address of the representative.
(3) A representative in relation to whom a notice has been given pursuant to subclause (2) is not entitled to vote in relation to any business of the Synod but may address the Synod at the invitation of the President or by resolution of the Synod.
A member of clergy who holds or has held a position in an affiliated church is not, by reason of holding or having held such a position, to be treated prejudicially in any consideration of that person' s appointment to a position in the Diocese.
(1) Synod approves of the Archbishop issuing a member of clergy who holds a position in an affiliated church with a general licence.
(2) Any general licence issued by the Archbishop to a member of clergy who holds a position in an affiliated church continues only for so long as the affiliated church remains an affiliated church.
The Standing Committee must report to the first ordinary session of each Synod about -
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