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Anglican Church of Australia

Primate: The Most Reverend Dr Philip L Freier

16 August 2017

Ms Anne Hywood
Registrar Appellate Tribunal
General Synod Office
189 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Dear Anne

Reference to the Appellate Tribunal ACNA Consecration

I have received a request from Bishop Andrew Curnow on behalf of some other members of
the House of Bishops to refer the attached question from Bishop Curnow to the Appellate

The Bishops concerned are Bishop Curnow of Bendigo, Bishop Stead of Willochra, Bishop
Goldsworthy of Gippsland, Bishop Ray of North Queensland and Bishop Ewing of Bunbury.

I have decided to refer the question to the Appellate Tribunal under Section 63(1) of the
Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia.

Grace and peace in Christ Jesus

The Most Reverend Dr Philip L Freier

Archbishop of Melbourne & Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia

1. Letter from Bishop Curnow et al dated 24 July 2017
2. Questions raised in regard to the participation of ACA bishops in the ACNA

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