Current Draft Pastoral Schemes and Orders

There are links below to all the cases the Church Commissioners are currently considering. You can send comments to the Commissioners either for or against what is being proposed. Comments need to be received by the date shown for that particular case. Details are shown when you click on the particular draft scheme / order link.

All correspondence received by the Commissioners will be treated as public correspondence.

Parish Reorganisation - Draft Pastoral Schemes and Orders

Subject Diocese Type of Transaction End of Public Consultation Period
 
Benefices of Bolton; Crosby Ravensworth; Lowther and Askham and Clifton and Brougham; Morland, Thrimby, Great Strickland and Cliburn  Carlisle

Proposed union of benefices to create a new benefice of North Westmorland 

26 May 2017

Parish of St Mary and St Eanswythe with St Saviour Folkestone

 Canterbury Church of St Saviour, Folkestone - proposed closure for regular public worship and appropriation to use as a place of Christian worship by Harbour Church and purposes ancillary thereto  30 May 2017

Parish of St Luke and St Peter, Southsea

Portsmouth

Proposals for the church of St Peter, Southsea, being one of the two parish churches of the parish of St Luke and St Peter, Southsea, to be declared closed for regular public worship and appropriated to use as a place of worship for King's Church, and for purposes ancillary thereto

30 May 2017

Benefices of Leverhulme; St Peter with St Philip, Bolton-le-Moors; and St Augustine, Tonge Moor

Manchester

Proposed dissolution of areas of parishes and the closure of the church of St Chad, Tonge Fold.

12 June 2017

 

Benefices of Drayton; Steventon with Milton; and Sutton Courtenay with Appleford

Oxford

Proposed  termination of the group ministry established for the benefices of Drayton;  Steventon and Milton; and Sutton Courtney with Appleford;  the alteration of the areas of the parishes of Sutton Courtenay and East Hendred;  the union of the benefices of Drayton; Steventon and Milton; and Sutton Courtenay  with Appleford and their constituent parishes, for the appointment of the first  incumbent of the new benefice and for her parsonage house to be that of the  benefice of Sutton Courtenay with Appleford, for the transfer of the parsonage  houses of the benefices of Drayton; and Steventon and Milton to the Oxford DBF for  diocesan purposes, and for the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice.

19 June 2017

Benefices of Bengeworth; Hampton, Sedgeberrow and Hinton-on-the-Green

Worcester

Proposed union of benefices

20 June 2017

 

Benefices of Rodborough; and Woodchester and Brimscombe

Gloucester

Proposed union of benefices

26 June 2017

Benefices of Bury Saint Edmunds All Saints with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint George; and the The Lark Valley Benefice

St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Proposed  dissolution of the benefice of Bury Saint Edmunds All Saints with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint George (and the termination of the team ministry - known as "The North Bury Team Ministry" -  established for the area of that benefice ) and the The Lark Valley Benefice; and the transfer of the parsonage of The Lark Valley Benefice to glebe;  the dissolution of the parish of Culford, West Stow and Wordwell and the parish of Fornham All Saints with Saint Martin cum Saint Genevieve;  the creation of the new parish of Culford, the new parish of West Stow and Wordwell, the new parish of Fornham All Saints and the new parish of Fornham St Martin cum Saint Genevieve;  the transfer of a part of the new parish of Fornham All Saints to the parish of Little Saxham;  the creation of a new benefice of The North Bury and Lark Valley Team Ministry, for the establishment of a team ministry for the new benefice, for the cure of souls to be shared by a team rector and one team vicar, for the appointment of the team rector, for the housing arrangements for the team and for the future patronage arrangements for the benefice.

26 June 2017

Benefice of Tiverton St George and St Paul

Exeter

Proposed union of parishes

26 June 2017

Benefices of The Barkston and Hough Group; and Caythorpe

Lincoln

Proposed union of benefices; appointment of first incumbent; parsonage house arrangements and future patronage arrangements. 

26 June 2017

Benefice of Evercreech with Chesterblade and Milton Clevedon; and Bruton and District

Bath & Wells

Proposed dissolution of the current benefices and the creation of two new benefices.

26 June 2017

Benefices of Burton Joyce with Bulcote and Stoke Bardolph; and Lowdham with Caythorpe  and Gunthorpe

Southwell & Nottingham

Proposed union of parishes; union of the benefices; and parsonage house arrangements.

04 July 2017

Parish of Dunkeswell

Exeter

Proposed closure of chapel of ease and appropriation to monument use and for cultural and community purposes and for purposes ancillary thereto

10 July 2017

Benefice of Acle and Bure to Yare

Norwich

Proposed union of parishes

12 July 2017

Benefices of Chipping Ongar with Shelley; Greensted juxta Ongar with Stanford Rivers and Stapleford Tawney with Theydon Mount; and Theydon Bois and Theydon Gamon

Chelmsford

Proposed dissolution of benefices and the creation of two new benefices and matters ancillary thereto.

17th July 2017


Closed Church Buildings - Draft Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Schemes

Closed Church Diocese Type of Scheme End of Public
Consultation
Period
Minsden Chapel St Albans

Proposed appropriation to monument use

05 June 2017
Leicester St Saviour Leicester

Appropriation to worship use 

14 June 2017
Blakenhall St Luke Lichfield

Proposed appropriation to use as an antiques emporium

21 June 2017

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for:

• the termination of the team ministry established for the area of the benefice of Barking and the alteration of the benefice and parish name to "The Benefice (or Parish) of Saint Margaret, Barking";

• for the creation of a new benefice and parish of Saint Patrick, Barking in the area of the parish of Barking, for the parish church of the new parish, for the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice and for the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice;

• for the creation of a new benefice and parish of Christ Church, Thames View in the area of the parish of Barking, for the parish church of the new parish, for the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice and for the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice