Proposals affecting the benefices of Saint George, Chorley; and All Saints, Chorley in the diocese of Blackburn

The draft Scheme provides for the proposed:

(i) union of the benefice of Saint George, Chorley and the benefice of All Saints, Chorley and their constituent parishes;

(ii) the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice;

(iii) his parsonage house to be that of the benefice of Saint George, Chorley;

(iv) the transfer of the parsonage house of the benefice of All Saints, Chorley to Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance for diocesan purposes; and

(v) the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice

This consultation expires on Monday 17th July 2023

Anyone may make representations (formal comments) for or against the draft scheme. 

In order to be considered by the Commissioners, comments must be submitted in writing, either by post or electronically. You can do this in one of two ways:

  1. Email us using the form below, using "I would like to make a Representation". 
  2. Write to: James Davidson-Brett, Pastoral Division, Church Commissioners, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3AZ
  3. The Pastoral and Closed Churches Team are continuing to work primarily from home, so please note:
    •    the best way to reach us quickly is via telephone or e-mail
    •    that it would be helpful if any correspondence is sent electronically 
    •    if you need to send hard copy post to Church House please confirm via email so we can make sure it is processed in a timely manner

Any representations must be received not later than Monday 17th July 2023. Any representation should include your reasons for your comments.

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

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". 

To find out more, please read our leaflet "Your Views Count"