Before you can make changes to the way you use your church building, you’ll need to have some form of secure governance in place. These guidelines will help you work out the best solution for you and support you through the process.
Simplifying Governance toolkit
Other helpful documents and information
Sophie West, Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Moffatt, Assistant Diocesan Secretary
Mission Communities considering forming a Joint Council should contact Ed Moffatt in the first instance to discuss this.
Pastoral Reorganisation flowchart
A simplified flowchart of the process
Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011
The legisation governing pastoral reorganisation and church closure.
Church Representation Rules
The rules which govern PCCs, synods etc., and contain the provisions for Joint Councils.
Diocese of Exeter webpages for PCCs and Church Officers
31st March 2021
Simplifying Governance webinar
This webinar explains the range of governance options for church buildings, from informal arrangements with ecumenical partners or neighbouring parishes, to full pastoral re-organisation.