Appellate Tribunal Determinations

Appeal of Keith Francis Slater to the Anglican Church of Australia Appellate Tribunal

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 19 January 2017 concerning the Appeal of Keith Francis Slater in regard to the determinations made by or on behalf of the Diocese of Grafton leading to the deposition of the Appellant from Holy Orders.

Appeal of Keith Francis Slater Full text at 19 January 2017

Special Tribunal Canon 2007 & Offences Canon Amendment Canon 2007 - Reference under Section 30(c)(iii) of the Constitution

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 8 September 2010 in references under Section 30(c)(iii) of the Constitution in questions raised by the opinion of the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney concerning the Special Tribunal Canon 2007 & the Offences Canon Amendment Canon 2007 and reasons for decision.

Special Tribunal Canon 2007 and Offences Canon Amendment Canon 2007 - Full text 8 September 2010

National Register Canon 2007, Special Tribunal Canon 2007 & Offences Canon Amendment Canon 2007 - Reference under Section 30(c)(iii) of the Constitution

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 8 March 2010 in references under Section 30(c)(iii) of the Constitution in questions raised by the opinion of the Standing Committee of the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney concerning the National Register Canon 2007, the Special Tribunal Canon 2007 & the Offences Canon Amendment Canon 2007 and reasons for decision.

National Register Canon 2007, Special Tribunal Canon 2007, Offences Canon Amendment Canon 2007 - Full text 8 March 2010

Administration of the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dates 10 August 2010 concerning the ability of deacons and lay persons to administer the Holy Communion

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Appellate Tribunal Report to Primate & Reasons of the Tribunal Full text 10 August 2010

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Reply Submission by First Supporting Party 22 February 2010

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Reply Submission by Applicants 19 February 2010

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Submission by Bishop Glenn Davies 20 January 2010

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Supplementary Submissions of Applicants to be read in conjunction with Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Supplementary Submissions of Applicants - Supporting Exhibits 16 December 2009

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Submissions by the Diocese of Newcastle 19 November 2009

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Submission by Applicants  and The Documents Book lodged by the Applicants, 18 November, 2009 

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Report of Preliminary Conference and Directions Hearing Full text 20 August 2009

Reference concerning the administration of Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper by persons other than a Priest or Presbyter - Letter from the Primate to the President Full text 26 June 2009

Women Bishops

Determination concerning the Reference on Women Bishops Full transcript of report to Primate 28 Sept 2007

Media Release concerning the Reference on Women Bishops Primate's media release 28 Sept 2007

Special Tribunal Canon 2004 & National Register Canon 2004

Constitutional Questions about The Special Tribunal Canon 2004 & the National Register Canon 2004 Media Release 16 April 2007

Determination concerning the Special Tribunal Canon 2004 & the National Register Canon 2004 Full transcript 4 April 2007

Conduct of Church Services

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 24 December 1997 in a reference made pursuant to Section 63 of the Constitution concerning various matters to do with the conduct of church services.

Conduct of Church Services

Celebration of Holy Communion by Deacons or Lay Persons

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 24 December 1997 in a reference made pursuant to Section 63 of the Constitution concerning diaconal and lay presidency.

Celebration of Holy Communion by Deacons or Lay Persons

Ordination of a Woman to the Order of Priests or Consecration of a Woman to the Order of Bishops

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 28 November 1991 in references made pursuant to Section 63 of the Constitution concerning the permissibility of the ordination of women as priests or bishops.

Ordination of Woman to Order of Priests or to Order of Bishops

“Ordination of Women to the Office of Priest Act 1988” of the Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 2 November 1989 in a reference made pursuant to Section 63 of the Constitution concerning the validity of the Ordination of Women to the Office of Priest Act 1988 of the Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne.

Ordination of Women to the Office of Priest Act 1988 of Melbourne Diocese

Women Deacons and Membership of General Synod and “Constitution Alteration (Deacons and the Houses of General Synod) Act 1987” of the Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 6 June 1989 in a reference made pursuant to Section 17(5) of the Constitution concerning the extension of membership of General Synod to women deacons upon the passing of Canon 22 1985 of the General Synod, and whether the Act entitled “Constitution Alteration (Deacons and the Houses of General Synod) 1987” of the Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne constitutes an assent to General Synod Bill No 2 1985.

Women Deacons and Membership of GS & Constitution Alteration Act 1987 of Melbourne Diocese

Ordination of Women to the Office of Deacon Canon 1985

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 27 February 1987 in a reference made pursuant to Section 31 of the Constitution concerning the consistency of General Synod Canon 18 1985 with the Fundamental Declarations or the Ruling Principles of the Constitution.

Ordination of Women to the Office of Deacon Canon 1985

Admission of Women to Holy Orders re Prayer Book Usage

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 14 August 1985 in a reference made pursuant to Sections 1,2, 3, 4 and 74(6) of the Constitution concerning the permissibility of the ordination of women to the office of deacon by the bishop of a diocese using the Book of Common Prayer or An Australian Prayer Book.

Admission of Women to Holy Orders re Prayer Book Usage 

Admission of Women to Holy Orders

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 9 April 1981 in a reference made pursuant to Sections 4 and 74 of the Constitution concerning proposed legislation for amendments to these Sections to enable the making of a canon to authorise the ordaining of women.

Admission of Women to Holy Orders

Marriage of Divorced Persons and Admission of Women to Holy Orders

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 8 February 1980 in a reference made pursuant to Resolution 10 of the 1977 General Synod concerning consistency with the Fundamental Declarations of the Constitution and the solemnization of marriage of a divorced person; also Resolution 28 of the 1977 General Synod concerning consistency with the Constitution and admission of women to Holy Orders.

Marriage of Divorced Persons and Admission of Women to Holy Orders

An Australian Prayer Book

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 22 December 1976 in a reference made pursuant to Section 4 of the Constitution concerning the proposed An Australian Prayer Book Canon.

An Australian Prayer Book 

The Marriage of Divorced Persons Canon 1973

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 25 September 1974 in a reference made pursuant to sections 31 and 59(1) of the Constitution concerning the Provisional Marriage of Divorced Persons Canon 1973.

The Marriage of Divorced Persons Canon 1973

Permitted Deviations under Section 4 of the Constitution

Determination of the Appellate Tribunal dated 18 September 1972 in a reference made pursuant to Section 4 of the Constitution concerning matters such as conduct of church services and vesture of clergy.

Permitted Deviations under Section 4 of the Constitution