Memorandum Number 1382


November 01, 2019

IN RE: Review of a Bishop's Ruling on a Question of Law in the New England Annual Conference as to Whether the Conference Disaffiliation Policy and Discernment Process Are Permissible Under the Discipline or Are in Conflict With ¶ 2553.


We grant the motion of the Bishop of the New England Annual Conference for stay of the decision pending the resolution of the request of the Council of Bishops for declaratory decision on the implications of illegal votes relating to Petition 90066 (Docket No. 1019-19).


Docket No. 1019-9 is deferred to the next meeting of the Judicial Council.



Lidia Romao Gulele was absent. 

Warren Plowden, first lay alternate, participated in this decision.