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✞ Complaints

Complaints can be made against licensed Anglican ministry and non-licensed office holders, including:

  • Ordained ministers (deacons, priests, bishops)

  • Licensed lay ministers (kaikarakia)

  • Licensed volunteer leaders

  • Trustees

  • Elected leaders (vestry, synod, committee, board members) who have signed a declaration

  • Licensed youth leaders

  • Licensed children's workers

Misconduct occurs when any person from the above groups of people who is in a leadership, teaching or pastoral role violates boundaries (emotional, sexual, financial) with a parishioner, student, employee, or staff member in a professional relationship.

To find out more information and/or to make a complaint, visit the Ministry Standards Commission website: 


If you would prefer to have a confidential discussion or seek advice about making a complaint, you can contact our Registrar, Reverend Teri-Rori Kirkwood. 

Telelphone: 0800 364 6800

Main Office

72 Ellesmere Crescent


Palmerston North 4412

For our clergy members and other office bearers who would like to understand their responsibilities, please refer to the Title D Canons:

“I am the way, the truth, and the life” 

[John 14:6]

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