Pastoral and Closed Churches
Our Department plays two important roles within the Church
Commissioners, and the wider Church of England.
The Pastoral Division supports the
Pastoral Committee in dealing with pastoral reorganisation,
parsonage and glebe matters, while the Closed Churches Division supports the Church Buildings (Uses
& Disposals) Committee in settling the future of churches
closed for regular public worship.
On 1 July 2012 the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 came into
effect. The new Code of Practice, guidance notes and related forms
and amended legal documentation has now been uploaded onto the
website and may be found via the related links on the sidebar.
Please take care using any documents which refer to the Pastoral
Measure 1983, this has been repealed and replaced by the 2011
Measure. If you cannot find any information you require please
speak to your usual staff contact who will be able to assist.
If you have a general enquiry
or comments about these web pages please contact the Closed