Simplification of Governance

In this section we provide papers to support PCCs in their consideration of questions relating to the simplification of governance.

You will find some thinking on why simplification can be a benefit and help move a benefice to more flexible and focussed organisational structures for mission, growth and service. Frequently asked questions are provided to offer a fairly full section of answers to a wide range of the details that PCCs will need to consider, from finances to representation, church buildings to churchwardens. There are also papers from benefices who have already travelled this route; these are not included as blueprints, but have proven very helpful to other benefices as they consider options.

Please remember the Pastoral Secretary, Archdeacon and Registrar’s office are here to support PCCs in all of these matters.