Proposals affecting the benefices of Lincoln Saint Botolph; and Saint Peter-at-Gowts and Saint Andrew, Lincoln; and the church of Lincoln Saint Botolph

Proposals for pastoral reorganisation affecting the benefices of Lincoln Saint Botolph; and Saint Peter-at-Gowts and Saint Andrew, Lincoln; and the church of Lincoln Saint Botolph in the Diocese of Lincoln.

The proposals provide for the union of the benefices and their constituent parishes, and the closure for regular public worship of the church of Saint Botolph, Lincoln, and for the building to be appropriated to use for worship and ancillary purposes by the Greek Orthodox church.

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

This consultation expires on Monday 20th July 2020.

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: Matthew Crowe, Pastoral Division, Church Commissioners, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3AZ
  3. Covid-19 Update

    Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, like many others we at the Church of England Pastoral and Closed Churches Department have transitioned to remote working. 

    As such, we ask that you please note the following:

    - Please send all correspondence electronically rather than via postal services to Church House Westminster, as we will not be there to receive post.

    - Our phones have been diverted or are being checked occasionally  - e-mail will be a safer means of direct contact.

    - We appreciate your patience during this time when we are working remotely.

Any representations must be received not later than 20th July 2020. Please note this has been extended from the original date due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 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"