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Standing Resolution - Code of Ethics 


(1) Purposes
For all people who hold a Bishop's Licence, and for others who minister under the authority of the Church, in the Diocese of Wellington, this code:
(a) provides a statement of what both church members and the general public may expect from ministers.
(b) helps to define both personal responsibility and autonomy in relation to the wider ministry of the Church.
(c) provides an indication of the standards on which ministry is offered under the authority of the Church.
(d) reinforces the corporate and mutual responsibility of ministers.
(e) offers a resource for understanding the nature of responsible ministry.

(2) Principles
(a) Every person, being created in God's image, has infinite worth and unique value, irrespective of origin, race, ethnicity, gender, age, belief, social or economic status, sexual orientation, marital status, contribution to society or present psychological, physical or spiritual state.
(b) All ministry, regardless of its form, should seek to bring glory to God, and further the best interests of those who receive it.
(c) Every person may expect to be supported in the development of their God-given potential, while recognising the same expectation in others.
(d) Every person, whether or not presently a member of the Church, may expect to receive objective and disciplined knowledge and skill, to enable that person to grow in the Christian faith.

(3) Responsibilities to the Church
(a) Ministers will recognise their membership of the Body of Christ, the Church.
(b) Ministers will offer their gifts to the development of the declared ministry and policies of the Anglican Church.
(c) Ministers will adhere to standards of ministry as accepted by the Church, and work for their advancement.
(d) Ministers will accept the authority of the church to regulate their conduct.
(e) Ministers will be responsible in the amount of time that they give to the ministry of the Church, guarding against both over-commitment and avoidance of responsibility.

(4) Responsibilities to those receiving ministry
(a) Ministers will recognise the right of persons receiving ministry to privacy in respect to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of information as set out in the Privacy Act 1993. Here, 'information' means personal information, both written and oral, about an identifiable individual.


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