Proposals affecting the benefice of Saint Peter and Saint Botolph in the diocese of Chelmsford.

Proposals for pastoral reorganisation affecting the benefice of Saint Peter and Saint Botolph in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

The draft Scheme provides for the proposed:
- the dissolution of the benefice of Saint Peter and Saint Botolph, Colchester;
- the creation of a new benefice of Colchester, Saint Peter comprising the parish of Saint Peter, Colchester, for the first incumbent of the new benefice and his place of residence, for the future patronage arrangements;
- the creation of a new benefice of Colchester, Saint Botolph comprising the parish of Saint Botolph with Holy Trinity and Saint Giles, Colchester iand for the future patronage arrangements.

This consultation expires on Monday 20th March 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 20th March 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"

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