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Assistant Bishops (Bishops Coadjutor) Ordinance 1947 Amendment Ordinance 2001
No 34, 2001
An Ordinance to amend the Assistant Bishops (Bishops Coadjutor) Ordinance 1947.
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Sydney Ordains as follows.
This Ordinance is the Assistant Bishops (Bishops Coadjutor) Ordinance 1947 Amendment Ordinance 2001.
2. Amendment of the Assistant Bishops (Bishops Coadjutor) Ordinance 1947
The Assistant Bishops (Bishops Coadjutor) Ordinance 1947 is amended as follows -
(a) clause 4 is deleted and the following is inserted instead -
"4. Appointment of an Assistant Bishop
The Archbishop may appoint a person as an Assistant Bishop if the appointment is approved by the Standing Committee in accordance with the procedure under clause 5."; and
(b) clause 5 is deleted and the following is inserted instead -
"5. Procedure for obtaining the Standing Committee's approval
(1) The Archbishop is to notify the Standing Committee that, at a meeting of the Standing Committee designated in the notification (the "Relevant Meeting"), he will ask the Standing Committee to approve the appointment of a person as an Assistant Bishop. The notification may be given verbally at a meeting of the Standing Committee or may be given in writing, but in either case is to be given at least 25 days before the Relevant Meeting. In the notification the Archbishop may, but need not, state the name of the person whom he intends to present to the Standing Committee for approval to be appointed as an Assistant Bishop.
(2) The appointment of a person presented by the Archbishop will be approved by the Standing Committee if a motion approving the appointment is passed by a 2/3 majority of those present and entitled to vote (other than the Archbishop) in each house of clergy and laity at the Relevant Meeting.
(3) Voting on a motion referred to in clause 5(2) is to take place by secret ballot."
(c) clause 9 is deleted and the following is inserted instead -
"9. Name of Ordinance
This Ordinance is the Assistant Bishops Ordinance 1947.".
I Certify that the Ordinance as printed is in accordance with the Ordinance as reported.
P W YOUNG
Deputy Chairman of Committees
I Certify that this Ordinance was passed by the Standing Committee of the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney on 27 August 2001.
M A PAYNE
I Assent to this Ordinance.
PETER F JENSEN
Archbishop of Sydney