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Pastoral Measure 1983 Code of Practice(DOC-1.95MB)
Church Commissioners
The Pastoral Measure 1983 Code of Practice (5th Edition) is a standard reference for those involved in pastoral reorganisation, closed churches and related matters offering full guidance on procedures. Both the Pastoral and Closed Churches Divisions carry out responsibilities under this legislation.


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DPMM Implications - Diagram explanation of changes (DOC-36KB)
Church Commissioners

This one page flowchart outlines the major steps involved in making a Pastoral Scheme under the Pastoral Measure 1983 and the changes the DPMM 2007 made to these in the process.


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Addendum to the Pastoral Measure 1983 (DOC-100.5KB)
Church of England

Parts of the Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007 impact directly on the Pastoral Measure 1983 but do not provide actual amendments to the 1983 Measure. These parts are found in the Addendum to the Pastoral Measure 1983, and this should be read alongside the Measure itself.


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Pastoral Measure 1983 (as amended by the DPMM 2007) (DOC-780KB)
Church of England

A Measure designed to make better provision for the cure of souls including arrangements for pastoral reorganisation, dealing with the future of churches declared redundant and the rights of interested parties.


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Pastoral Measure 1983 (with tracked DPMM 2007 changes) (DOC-783.5KB)
Church of England

A Measure designed to make better provision for the cure of souls including arrangements for pastoral reorganisation, dealing with the future of churches declared redundant and the rights of interested parties.


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Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 2006 - A Guide to Section 56 providing for extended use (RTF-284.69KB)
Church of England,Church Commissioners

Pastoral (Amendment) Measure 2006 - A Guide to Section 56 providing for extended use (as amended).


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Appeals and judgements - Catfield (Norwich) (DOC-376.5KB)
Church Commissioners

Confirms that in the Inspector's view the Pastoral Measure process (carried out by the competent authorities to decide on ecclesiastical administration i.e. Diocese, Church Commissioners and Privy Council Office) is sufficient to determine that a "parsonage only" covenant (of more than short duration) should be lifted.


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Appeals and judgements - Curry Rivel (Bath & Wells) (DOC-585.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A successful Appeal Decision concerning a proposal to build a new parsonage house in the garden of the existing house at Curry Rivel. The Decision emphasises that Canon Law and the Parsonages Design Guide were taken into consideration by the Inspector.


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Appeals and judgements - Hathersage (Derby) (DOC-21.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A successful High Court action whereby the Judge ruled that a parsonage house vested in a Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) under the Pastoral Measure for diocesan purposes could be disposed of without a further Scheme or Order. He emphasised that sale proceeds can only be used for diocesan purposes which are narrower than the objects of the DBF.


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Appeals and judgements - Penshurst (Rochester) (DOC-810.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A successful Appeal Decision concerning a proposal to build a new parsonage house on diocesan glebe adjoining Penshurst churchyard and the grounds of the existing rectory. The Decision emphasises that Canon Law and the Parsonages Design Guide were taken into consideration by the Inspector. There is also a special requirement that the occupation of the new property be limited to the incumbent of the benefice.


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