Title IV Ecclesiastical Discipline

Title IV Ecclesiastical Discipline

Title IV of The Episcopal Church canons details the grounds and process for ecclesiastical discipline. It is a church-wide structure to address claims that bishops, priests, or deacons may have engaged in conduct constituting an offense under the canons. It encourages accountability, justice, reconciliation, restoration and pastoral responses.

You can read Title IV in the most recent edition of The Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church beginning on page 131 and learn more about the disciplinary process on the Understanding Title IV website.

Anyone with information about a possible offense by a clergy of the Diocese of Oregon may make a complaint to our diocesan intake officers:

The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley (click here to email)
The Rev. Canon Linda Potter (click here to email)

Possible criminal offenses by clergy should always be reported to law enforcement for investigation.