Pastoral reorganisation

Pastoral Reorganisation Made Simple

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 -

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 housing.

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

Download a guide to "pastoral re-organisation".

Reverend Simon Fisher, Bishop’s Planning Officer
Tel: 0151 228 2023

Reverend Sarah Peppiatt, Assistant Bishop's Planning Officer
Tel: 01925 569733

Reverend Glyn Thomson, Assistant Bishop's Planning Officer
Tel: 0151 228 7880

Sandra Holmes, Mission and Pastoral Officer
Tel: 0151 705 2142

Chris Leggett, Assistant to Mission and Pastoral Officer
Tel: 0151 705 2122




Latest Pastoral Changes

A Pastoral Order has been made which transfers the parish of Childwall St David from the Deanery of Liverpool South-Childwall to the Deanery of West Derby.

This is effective from today 1st February 2018.

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