The Scottish Episcopal Church’s procurator, or senior legal officer, has been tasked with investigating complaints of bullying and misconduct lodged against the church’s first woman bishop, the Rt. Rev. Anne Dyer.
On 8 November 2023 the SEC’s Preliminary Proceedings Committee stated the Canon 54 complaints lodged against Bishop Dyer “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.”
Under Canon 54 the PPC may refer the accusation for trial to the Procurator, decide no further action is warranted, or refer the accusation and the results of the investigations to the police.
The SEC statement noted the “procurator will now decide whether to take the complaints that have been referred to him to a hearing before the Clergy Disciplinary Tribunal.”