Pastoral Division

The Pastoral Team of the Church Commissioners deals principally with pastoral reorganisation, parsonage and glebe matters.

We aim:

  • to assist the pastoral and property work of dioceses by dealing swiftly, accurately and efficiently with proposals submitted in respect of pastoral reorganisation, clergy housing, glebe and related matters
  • to provide accurate and appropriate advice to dioceses and others
  • when adverse representations are made to seek to resolve those based on misunderstanding and, if consideration is necessary, to present the Commissioners with a full, fair and accurate basis for their quasi-judicial decisions

We are overseen by the Mission and Pastoral Committee which receives regular progress reports on all aspects of the Team's work and deals on the Commissioners' behalf with representations made with respect to pastoral schemes and orders and parsonage house and glebe transactions.

Any material changes we make to the Codes we maintain are circulated by email to Diocesan Secretaries, Diocesan Registrars and anyone else who has asked to be included on our circulation list. Please email us if you would like to be included on our circulation list.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by letter, email or telephone. We are ready to give advice and to answer questions.

Pastoral Division
Church House, Great Smith Street,

Telephone: 020 7898 1000
Fax: 020 7898 1873


If you have a general enquiry or comments about these web pages please contact Rex Andrew.