Proposals affecting the benefice of Durham Saint Oswald and Shincliffe Saint Mary and the benefice of Kelloe and Coxhoe

Proposals affecting the benefice of Durham Saint Oswald and Shincliffe Saint Mary and the benefice of Kelloe and Coxhoe in the Diocese of Durham.

The proposals provide for the union of the benefice of Durham Saint Oswald and Shincliffe Saint Mary and the benefice of Kelloe and Coxhoe (their constituent parishes to remain distinct) in the diocese of Durham, for the appointment of the first incumbent of the new benefice and for his parsonage house to be that of the benefice of Durham Saint Oswald and Shincliffe Saint Mary, for the transfer of the parsonage house of the benefice of Kelloe and Coxhoe to the Durham Diocesan Board of Finance for diocesan purposes and for the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice.

This consultation expires Monday 13th December 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: James Davidson-Brett, 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 13th December 2021. 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"

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