That –

This synod affirms that a Christian conscience ought to be bound by Holy Scripture, as being the ultimate rule and standard of faith, and the creeds and articles of the scriptural faith of the Church.

It also affirms that Anglicans who conscientiously believe that the ordination of women to the presbyterate and to the episcopate is inconsistent with the teaching of the New Testament along with those who conscientiously believe it is consistent stand within the Fundamental Declarations of the Constitution of The Anglican Church of Australia and the doctrine of the Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-nine Articles.

[The Reverend Dr R Doyle – 19-2-98]