Proposals affecting nine benefices within the West Derby Deanery in the diocese of Liverpool

The draft Scheme provides for the proposed union of the benefice of Saint David, Childwall; the benefice of Saint Andrew, Clubmoor; the benefice of Saint Cuthbert, Croxteth Park; the benefice of Saint Paul, The Apostle, Croxteth; the benefice of The Holy Spirit, Dovecot; the benefice of Christ Church, Norris Green, Liverpool; the benefice of Saint Christopher, Norris Green, Liverpool; the benefice of Saint Anne, Stanley and Saint Paul, Stoneycroft and the benefice of The Good Shepherd, West Derby and their constituent parishes. It also provides for the establishment of a team ministry for the proposed new benefice of Christ our Hope Liverpool and associated matters.

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

This consultation closes on Tuesday 18th June 2024.


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:

Email us using the form below, using "I would like to make a Representation". 

Write to: Joanna Chandler-Clarke, Pastoral Division, Church Commissioners, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3AZ

The Pastoral and Closed Churches Team primarily work remotely, 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 Tuesday 18th June 2024. 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"