PHILLIP ASPINALL: Oh well I think if people tried to make off with property that belongs to the Anglican Church, the trustees of that property in the church at law would be, would have an obligation to protect it.
I hope we don’t get to that point, I mean I hope sense will prevail and respect for people will prevail and that kind of thing wont eventuate but you know people who hold at law, positions of trustees where they have a responsibility to ensure property is used for a particular purpose, have obligations at law to protect it.
MONICA ATTARD: It would be a very dangerous route I imagine because I think at the moment the situation in the United States at least is that a lot of the decisions are going the way of those who are attempting to move away from the mainstream church.
Is that something that might give you pause to think here?
PHILLIP ASPINALL: Oh look I think there are more important reasons for pause, nobody wants to resort to law but, there are no winners, once you get into court cases about these kinds of issues, there are no winners.
People should understand what the ethos and spirit of life in the Anglican Church is about and abide by that spirit and live by the family rules.
MONICA ATTARD: Have you discussed this option with the Archbishop of Canterbury?
PHILLIP ASPINALL: No I haven’t.
MONICA ATTARD: Is it something that you will at Lambeth?
PHILLIP ASPINALL: No, I don’t intend to.