Review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

At the July 2021 meeting of the General Synod, members approved the consultation paper for the review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 (MPM). The consultation is now open and runs until 30th September 2021.

The main aim of the review has been to consider how the legislation and processes associated with the Measure can be improved and simplified. The Measure makes provision for the legal reorganisation of parishes and benefices, dioceses, and the closure and re-use of church buildings no longer needed for public worship.

There are two ways to respond to the consultation:

  • complete the online questionnaire (the link can be found in the "Consultation" tab below);
  • sending in a written submission via email using the form at the bottom of this page (selecting "Review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011"). 

The consultation is open to anyone to respond. You can make a submission as an individual or on behalf of an organisation (e.g. Parochial Church Councils, patronage societies, diocesan committees etc.). 

The consultation paper is "Mission in Revision" (GS2222), and further supporting documents can be found below under "Supplementary Material". The main areas the review will consider are:

  • The re-shaping of the Measure into primary and secondary legislation;
  • The streamlining and simplification of the Measure’s processes;
  • The system for delivery of the Measure including staffing and funding. 

If you have any queries about this programme of work please use the form below (selecting "Review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011"). You can see the recording of the of the debate on the paper at General Synod here (starting at 22 minutes 30 seconds).

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