Proposals affecting the benefice of the Retford Area Team Ministry

Details regarding proposed pastoral reorganisation of the benefice of the Retford Area Team Ministry in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham
This consultation has now expired.

The proposals provide for: 

  1. the benefice of the Retford Area Team Ministry to be dissolved and the team ministry established for the area of that benefice shall be terminated;
  2. the parish of Retford and the parish of Ordsall also shall be dissolved;
  3. the union of the parish of Elkesley, the parish of Bothamsall, the parish of Babworth, the parish of Scofton with Osberton, the parish of Sutton-cum-Lound, the parish of Eaton and Gamston and the parish of West Drayton;
  4. the creation of the new benefice of The Idle and Sands, Retford, the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice, their place of residence and the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice;
  5. the union of the parish of the parish of East Markham, the parish of Askham, the parish of Headon with Upton, the parish of Grove, the parish of Rampton, the parish of Laneham, the parish of Treswell and Cottam, the parish of Stokeham and the parish of East Drayton with Dunham-on-Trent, Darlton, Ragnall, and Fledborough;
  6. the transfer of part of the parish of Retford to the parish of Clarborough;
  7. the creation of the new benefice of The Rivers, Retford, the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice, their place of residence and the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice;
  8. the creation of the new benefice of The Clays, Retford, the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice, their place of residence and the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice;
  9. the creation of the new benefice and parish of Retford St Saviour, the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice, their place of residence and the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice;
  10. the creation of the new benefice and parish of Retford St Swithun and the place of residence of its incumbent and the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice;
  11. the creation of the new benefice of Ordsall and Retford St Michael, the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice and their place of residence; and the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice.

The full Draft Scheme and Explanatory Notes can be found below. 

This consultation has now expired. Representations against the scheme were considered by the Commissioners' Mission, Pastoral & Church Property Committee at its meeting on 15th May 2019 in private session. The papers can be found above. 

The Committee decided that the Scheme should be allowed to proceed, notwithstanding the representations made against it. A statement of reasons for the Committee's decision will be sent out in due course. 

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

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