Episcopal Standards Board

The Episcopal Standards Board determines questions relating to the conduct of a bishop referred to it by the Episcopal Standards Commission.  The Board may direct outcomes ranging from an order that the bishop be counselled to the bishop being deposed from holy orders.

The Board is convened as required from a panel of members elected by the General Synod.

The Episcopal Standards Board is governed by a number of Canons of the General Synod:

Episcopal Standards Canon 2007
Episcopal Standards (Child Protection) Canon 2017
Special Tribunal Canon 2007 – amended 2017
Offences Canon 1962 – amended 2017

The Secretary of the Episcopal Standards Board can be contacted by email at generalsecretary@anglican.org.au.