Proposals affecting the benefices of Mells with Vobster with Buckland Dinham, Elm, Whatley and Chantry; and Hardington Vale in the diocese of Bath and Wells

The draft Scheme provides for: the proposed transfer of the parish of Buckland Dinham in the benefice of Mells with Vobster with Buckland Dinham, Elm, Whatley and Chantry to the benefice of Hardington Vale where it shall immediately be united with the parish of Hardington Vale; the parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, Buckland Dinham to become a chapel of ease in the proposed new parish; and for the consequential amendment of the benefice name of Mells with Vobster with Buckland Dinham, Elm, Whatley and Chantry.

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

This consultation closes on Wednesday 10th July 2024.


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:

Email us using the form below, using "I would like to make a Representation". 

Write to: Matthew Crowe, Pastoral Division, Church Commissioners, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3AZ

The Pastoral and Closed Churches Team primarily work remotely, so please note:
•    the best way to reach us quickly is via telephone or e-mail
•    that it would be helpful if any correspondence is sent electronically 
•    if you need to send hard copy post to Church House please confirm via email so we can make sure it is processed in a timely manner

Any representations must be received not later than Wednesday 10th July 2024. 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"