Proposals affecting the benefices of Whitewell Saint Michael (Blackburn); and Slaidburn with Tosside (Leeds)

This draft scheme provides for the benefice of Whitewell Saint Michael in the diocese of Blackburn and the benefice of Slaidburn with Tosside in the diocese of Leeds to be dissolved; the creation of a new benefice and parish of Hodder Valley in the diocese of Blackburn, the selection of the first incumbent and his/her place of residence and the patronage arrangements for the new benefice.

This consultation expires on Monday 5th June 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 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 5th June 2023. Any representation should include your reasons for your comments.

All correspondence received by the Commissioners will be treated as public correspondence and may be published on our website if objections are receieved.

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"