Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics in Pastoral Care

The 1996 General Assembly strongly encourages ministers, elders, parish councillors, sessions and parish councils to adopt the Code of Ethics as an agreed minimum standard of practice.

This Code is a statement of how the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand understands the standards of conduct of those members who undertake the work of pastoral care in its name. In the context of the Code of Ethics, minister includes all, clergy and lay, who undertake the work of pastoral care.

Effective from 17 March 2018, the Code of Ethics is a stand-alone Supplementary Provision. Read the Code of Ethics