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 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.

The initial consultation on the paper closed on the 31st October 2021 and we are grateful to the many individuals, parishes, PCCs and other organisations which took the time to respond. An analysis of the responses will be presented to the General Synod at its sessions in February 2022. 

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

We have prepared a short "Frequently Asked Questions" document about the Review of the Measure which can be found here.

You can see the recording of the of the debate on the paper at General Synod here (starting at 22 minutes 30 seconds).

We have also produced a short introductory leaflet for newly elected members of the General Synod  which is available on the supplementary papers page or directly here.

Supplementary Material
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