People who exercise ministry in the Diocese of Wellington (ordained and lay) accept that they are not simply exercise a function or role. They also exercise a representative ministry and are expected to lead an exemplary way of life and observe appropriate standards of behaviour.
The Diocesan documents that set out those standards are:
- The Code of Ethics that provides a statement of what both Church members and the general public may expect from those who hold a Bishop’s Licence, and for others who minister under the authority of the Church in the Diocese of Wellington
- The Code of Conduct that describes the standards of conduct expected from people who hold a Bishop’s licence, and for others who minister under the authority of the Church in the Diocese of Wellington.
Where a person considers that someone who is exercising ministry may have fallen short of one or more of the standards set out in the Code of Ethics or the Code of Conduct, they can utilise the procedures set out in Reconciling our Differences.