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
 
Parish of High Ham (otherwise known as High Ham with Low Ham) Bath & Wells

Proposed closure for regular public worship of the parish church of Low Ham Chapel and its vesting in the Churches Conservation Trust for care and maintenance.

27 March 2017
Benefice of Cottesmore and Burley, Clipsham, Exton, Greetham, Stretton and Thistleton Peterborough

Proposed union of the parish of Cottesmore and Burley and the parish of Thistleton, being two of the parishes within the area of the benefice of Cottesmore and Burley, Clipsham, Exton, Greetham, Stretton and Thistleton; and for the church of St Nicholas, being the parish church of the parish of Cottesmore and Burley to be the parish church of the new parish and for the church of Saint Nicholas, being  the parish church of Thistleton, to be a chapel of ease in the new parish.

27 March 2017
Parish of All Saints, Sculcoates York

Proposed closure for regular public worship of the church of St Stephen

28 March 2017
Benefices of Armitage; and Brereton and Rugeley Lichfield

Proposed dissolution of the benefice of Armitage and transfer of Armitage parish to the benefice of Brereton and Rugeley, change of benefice name and transfer of parsonage house to the diocese. 

28 March 2017
Benefices of Knaresborough; and Nidd Leeds

Proposed termination of team ministry; union of benefices and parishes and creation of a new team ministry

28 March 2017
Parish of St John, Penge Rochester

Proposed transfer of part of the churchyard to Rochester Diocesan Board of Finanace for proposed residential development together with provision of a new parsonage.

3 April 2017
Benefice of Attercliffe and Darnall Sheffield

Proposed closure of Hill Top Chapel for regular public worship and appropriation for use by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church

3 April 2017
Benefice and parish of St Mark, Teddington and St John the Baptist, Hampton Wick London

Proposed creation of a new benefice and parish plus alteration of names

6 April 2017
Parish of Telford Park, St Thomas with St Stephen Southwark Proposeed appropriation of the St Thomas church building to the PCC in trust, with the building reamining available for public worship and being designated as a parish centre of worship 10 April 2017
Benefices of Charminster and Stinsford; and Bradford Peverell, Stratton, Frampton and Sydling St Nicholas Salisbury Proposed union of benefices 19 April 2017
Parish of Ashill Norwich Proposed creation of an extra-parochial place, to be known as "The Fountain of Life" to be constituted within the area of the parish of Ashill 18 April 2017
Benefice of Worcester South East Worcester

Amendment of the Worcester South East team ministry; creation of a new parish of Whittington and alteration of parish areas

24 April 2017
Parish of Trimley Saint Martin and Saint Mary St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Proposed transfer of part of the churchyard of the parish church of Trimley St Mary for car parking and vehicular access 25 April 2017
Parishes of Dallowgill; and Kirkby Malzeard (two of the constituent parishes of the benefice of The Fountains Group) Leeds

Proposed dissolution of the parish of Dallowgill and transfer of its area to the parish of Kirkby Malzeard; and for the Church of St Peter, Dallowgill to be closed for regular public worship

24 April 2017

Churchyard of St Aldate in the parish of St Oswald, Coney Hill

Gloucester

Transfer of part of the churchyard to the Gloucester Diocese for leasing for residential purposes

27 April 2017
Benefices the Ludlow Team Ministry; Diddlebury with Munslow, Holdgate and Tugford; and Abdon Hereford Proposed dissolution of a benefice, creation of three new benefices; transferring a parish to another benefice and altering the receiving benefice's name; and altering area of parishes 02 May 2017
Benefices of Warminster St Denys and Upton Scudamore; and Bishopstrow and Boreham Salisbury Proposed union of benefices; appointment of first incumbent of the new benefice  and for his parsonage house to be that of the benefice of Warminster St Denys and Upton Scudamore, for the transfer of the parsonage house of the benefice of Bishopstrow and Boreham to the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance for diocesan purposes and for the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice.

 

 

02 May 2017


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

Closed Church Diocese Type of Scheme End of Public
Consultation
Period
Dulas St Michael and All Angels Hereford

Proposed appropriation of former church building for holiday let and occasional Church of England worship

24 March 2017
Staverton St Paul Salisbury

Proposed appropriation to residential use

03 April 2017
Rashcliffe St Stephen Leeds

Proposed appropriation to office use and purposes ancillary thereto

24 April 2017
Coventry St Mark Coventry

Proposal appropriation to worship use. 

26 April 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