Proposals affecting all the parishes within the deanery of Wigan

Details regarding proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting all the parishes in the deanery of Wigan in the diocese of Liverpool.

The proposals provide for the creation of 7 new parishes from the existing 29 parishes which comprise the deanery of Wigan and the creation of a new benefice called “The Benefice of Wigan” comprising the 7 new parishes.

The Draft Scheme and Explanatory Notes can be found below.

This matter was considered at the meeting of the Commissioners' Mission, Pastoral & Church Property Committee be held on 4th September 2019 at The Edge, Riveredge, Wigan in public sessionThe Committee Papers can be found in the sections below. Please note Annexes R (copies of the representations) and S (further comments submitted in response to the Bishop's letter) are in their own sections. 

At its meeting on 4th September 2019, the Committee decided that the Scheme should be allowed to proceed notwithstanding the representations made against it. The full Statement of Reasons for the Committee's decision can be found above. 

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". 

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MPCP(19)38s - Annex S - rerpresentors further comments