From time to time parishes may need to make changes pastorally to further mission and ministry in their communities. The Pastoral Team are ready to advise and help you.
Your first point of contact is Sandra Holmes - 0151 705 2142 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of Change Include:
Boundary and name changes
Creation of team and group ministries
Creation of a united parish
Declaring a church redundant
Changes in the use of a church
How does it work? The pastoral team will help to formulate your proposals to be taken to your Deanery Mission and Pastoral Committee and then to your Archidiaconal Mission and Pastoral Committee. The proposals will then be ratified by the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee before a formal recommendation is made to the Bishop. This recommendation is then legalised under the Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011
and the Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007
In some cases it may be necessary to suspend presentation
to your parish during this process, to review the patronage
of your parish, and the use of parsonage
The Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure has given birth to a vital new piece of legislation - The Bishop's Mission Order
, whereby the Bishop can endorse and authorise a fresh expression of church.
Contact the Pastoral Team and/or download a guide to "pastoral re-organisation".
Reverend Simon Fisher, Bishop’s Planning Officer
Tel: 0151 228 2023
Reverend Robert Williams, Assistant Bishop's Planning Officer
Tel: 0151 722 4549
Sandra Holmes, Mission and Pastoral Officer
Tel: 0151 705 2142
Chris Leggett, Assistant to Mission and Pastoral Officer
Tel: 0151 705 2122