Proposals affecting the benefice of Oldbury, Langley and Londonderry; Warley Woods St Hilda; and Smethwick

Proposals for pastoral reorganisation affecting the benefice of Oldbury, Langley and Londonderry; Warley Woods St Hilda; and Smethwick in the Diocese of Birmingham.

The proposals provide for the dissolution of parish and transfer of area of parishes to neighbouring parishes; and for the church of St Mark, Londonderry to be declared closed for regular public worship

This consultation expires on Monday 22nd November 2021.

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: Katie Lowe, 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 wherever possible. 

    - 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 Monday 22nd November2021. 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"