Consultation on parish reorganisation and closed church proposals

Below are links to all the cases that are currently open for representations (formal comments) to the Church Commissioners. 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. You can search for a particular case in the box below by place name or diocese.

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

If no objections are received during the consultation period, the proposal will proceed in due course. 

If any objections are received, the case will be considered by one of our committees. A list of those cases is available on our Representations Cases page

The two committees are the Mission and Pastoral Committee or the Church Buildings (Uses and Disposals) Committee

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    Proposals affecting the benefice of Hepworth with Hinderclay, Wattisfield and Thelnetham; and the benefice of Badwell and Walsham;

    Details regarding proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting the benefices of Hepworth with Hinderclay, Wattisfield and Thelnetham; and Badwell and Walsham in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich

    This consultation expires 18th June 2018

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    Proposals on the future of the closed church of West Seaton Holy Trinity

    Proposals regarding the future of the closed church building of West Seaton Holy Trinity in the diocese of Carlisle.

    This Consultation expires on Friday 15 June 2018

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    Proposals affecting the closed church of Lynemouth St Aidan

    Proposals on the future of the closed church of Lynemouth St Aidan, in the Diocese of Newcastle.

    This consultation closed on Friday 22nd June 2018

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    Proposals affecting the closed church of Chadderton St Luke

    Proposals on the future of the closed church of Chadderton St Luke in the Diocese of Manchester

    The consultation closes on 20th July 2018

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    Proposals affecting the benefices of Hambledon; and Sobertown and Newtown

    Details regarding proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting the benefices of Hambledon; and Sobertown and Newtown in the diocese of Portsmouth.

    This consultation expires on Monday 6 August 2018

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    Proposals affecting the churchyard of the former church of St Peter and St Paul, St Leonards-on-Sea

    Proposals affecting the churchyard of the former church of St Peter and St Paul, St Leonards-on-Sea in the diocese of Chichester.

    This consultation expires on Monday 13 August 2018

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    Proposals affecting the benefices of Anslow; Rolleston; Hanbury, Newborough, Rangemore and Tutbury

    Proposed termination of plurality; dissolution of benefices and creation of two new benefices: Anslow, Rolleston and Tutbury; and Hanbury, Newborough and Rangemore in the diocese of Lichfield.

     

    This consultation expires on Monday 6 August 2018

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    Walney Island St Mary the Virgin - proposed appropriation of part of the churchyard for construction of a building in connection with retail use

    Parish of St Mary the Virgin Walney Island - proposed appropriation of part of the churchyard for construction of a building in connection with retail use in the diocese of Carlisle.

    This consultation expires on Tuesday 21st August 2018

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    Proposals affecting the parishes of Woodley, St John the Evangelist; and Southlake St James

    Proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting the parishes of Woodley, St John the Evangelist; & Southlake St James in the diocese of Oxford (involving the creation of a new benefice and parish & altering areas).

    Consultation ends 13 August 2018.

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    Proposals affecting the benefice of Henfield with Shermanbury and Woodmancote

    Details regarding the proposed union of the three parishes comprising the area of the benefice of Henfield with Shermanbury and Woodmancote in the diocese of Chichester.

    This consultation expires on Monday 27 August 2018