Proposals affecting the benefices of Barton; Carisbrooke; St Nicholas in the Castle, Carisbrooke; Gatcombe; Newport; and Newport St John

Details regarding proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting the benefices of Barton; Carisbrooke; St Nicholas in the Castle, Carisbrooke; Gatcombe; Newport; and Newport St John in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

The proposals provide for the termination of a plurality; the union of benefices and parishes; and the establishment of a team ministry and a new plurality.

The Draft Scheme and Explanatory Notes can be found below.

This consultation has now closed. 

As representations were received against the draft scheme the matter will need to be considered by the Commissioners' Mission, Pastoral & Church Property Committee at its meeting on 17th July 2019, in public session. 

The Committee Paper and annexes can be found above. 

Post meeting note - the Committee decided to propose an amendment to the Bishop, and should he agree to the amendment, then the Scheme be allowed to proceed, otherwise the Scheme would need to be reconsidered by the Committee. The amendment would be to remove Barton from the provisions of the Scheme. 

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

Full reasons for the Committee's decision and the Notice explaining the rights of those who made representations about the draft Scheme and amended Scheme may be found below.

If you have any queries about this draft scheme, please contact us using the form below using "I have a query about a draft scheme". 

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