Diocese of ChichesterDiocese of Chichester

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Mission & Pastoral Committee

The duties of the Committee include:

  • to make or assist in making better provision for the cure of souls in the diocese as a whole and in particular parts of the diocese or in particular parishes;
  • to review arrangements for pastoral supervision and care in the diocese as a whole and in particular parts of the diocese or in particular parishes (including sharing agreements in respect of a church or parsonage house and any proposals for sharing agreements);
  • to maintain an overview of matters relating to church buildings in the diocese and their use
  • to make every endeavour to find a suitable alternative use for buildings which have been closed for regular public worship or for the demolition of the building and the disposal of its site;
  • to work with the bishop and others in the preparation and implementation of Bishop’s Mission Orders (BMOs)

The Diocesan Mission & Pastoral Committee takes an overview of the whole diocese.   Other work is undertaken by two sub-committees, one for the east of the diocese and one for the west. 

Forthcoming meeting dates:

25 January 2018, 3 May 2018, 31 July 2018, 4 October 2018 (DMPC Sub-committee West)

12 December 2017, 17 April 2018, 5 June 2018, 20 September 2018 (DMPC Sub-committee East)

Contact can be made with the DAC and Mission & Pastoral Secretary or

Boards, Councils and Committee - list of members

A booklet listing all members can be downloaded here

Terms of Reference:

A copy of the Diocesan Committee Handbook can be viewed and downloaded here

Assistant DAC and Mission & Pastoral Secretary