PPC arrives at decision on Canon 54 complaints

The Preliminary Proceedings Committee (PPC) of the Scottish Episcopal Church has investigated the complaints lodged under Canon 54 regarding Bishop Anne Dyer.

Those complaints which the PPC has decided require further consideration have been referred to the Church’s internal procurator as the next stage of the canonical process. The remainder have been dismissed.

The Church’s procurator will now decide whether to take the complaints that have been referred to him to a hearing before the Clergy Disciplinary Tribunal.

Bishop Anne remains suspended as the Canon 54 process continues. With effect from 1 November 2023, Bishop Dorsey McConnell has been appointed by the College of Bishops to take over from Bishop John Armes the role of acting Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, which Bishop John has fulfilled since September 2022.