The Committee replaced the Mission and Pastoral Committee, and the Church Buildings (Uses and Disposals) Committee on 1st January 2019. It is chaired by the Third Church Estates Commissioner, and a full list of its current membership can be found below. The Committee's scope and Terms of Reference are still being finalised, and will be posted in the Documents section below as soon as they are available.
In 2019 the Committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:
- 14th November
- 18th December
In 2020 the Committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:
- 29th January
- 18th March
- 6th May
- 15-17 June (Committee tour)
- 22nd July
- 10th September
- 14th October
- 18th November
- 16th December
A list of the cases to be heard at the next meeting, with links to the relevant pages for each case, will be posted here nearer the time of each meeting.
The cases be heard by the Committee at its meeting on 16th October were:
In Private Session
The Rectory of St Matthew with St James the Great, Bethnal Green (Diocese of London, Church Property Measure case)
All Saints, Whitley, in the Benefice of Knottingly and Kellington with Whitley - post-meeting note: the Committee decided that the scheme should be allowed to proceed notwithstanding the representations against it.
Full statements of reasons for each of the Committee's decisions will be sent to each group of representors in due course.
The papers for each case will be found on the pages linked to above.
- Dr Eve Poole* (Chair)
- Lay Canon Peter Bruinvels* (Deputy Chair)
- The Revd Stephen Trott* (Deputy Chair)
- Margaret Davies
- Morag Ellis QC*
- Jay Greene*
- The Bishop of Leicester
- The Bishop of Newcastle*
- The Venerable Penny Driver
- The Revd Canon Clare MacLaren
- Lay Canon Susan Pope
- The Revd Christopher Smith*
- John Steel
- The Revd Anne Stevens*
- The Revd Simon Talbott
- Garth Watkins
- (plus one Commissioner vacancy)*
(Names marked with an * are the Commissioner members of the Committee)