St Matthew’s Church uniting with St Mary’s Church Luton. Draft Pastoral Church Building Scheme

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P76 NoticeMission and Pastoral Measure 2011
Draft Pastoral Church Buildings Scheme
9th November 2020
The Church Commissioners have prepared a draft Scheme in respect of proposals sent to them by the
Bishop of Saint Albans for:
A copy of the draft Scheme may be inspected at the church of Saint Matthew, High Town and the church of Saint
Mary, Luton.
The draft Scheme is also on our website www.churchofengland.org/consultation or you may obtain a copy from me.
Large print and/or audio copies are available on request. Anyone may make representations for or against all
or any part of the draft Scheme (please include the reasons for your views) preferably by email or by post to reach
me no later than midnight on Monday 21st December 2020. If I have not acknowledged its receipt, please ring or
e-mail me. For administrative purposes, a petition will be classed as a single representation and we will only
correspond with the sender of the petition, if known, or otherwise the first signatory for whom we can identify an
address – “the primary petitioner”.
• When making a representation, please indicate the nature of your interest in the proposals (e.g. parishioner,
member of parochial church council, etc) and whether you would like an opportunity to speak to the Commissioners
regarding your representation if they decide a hearing should be held regarding the case.
• If we receive representations against the draft Scheme, we will send them, and any representations supporting the
draft Scheme, to the Bishop whose views will be sought. Individual representors and the primary petitioner will then
receive copies of the correspondence with the Bishop (including copies of all the representations) and will be told
whether a hearing is to be held. They and individual petitioners may comment further to the Commissioners.
Copies of all of the representations received and associated correspondence will be published on the
Commissioners’ website if the matter needs to be considered by the Commissioners.
• If a hearing is held, anyone may attend the meeting of the Commissioners’ Committee that considers the case and
representors may have an opportunity to speak to it. Otherwise, if a hearing is not to be held, the case will be
considered in private and you will be informed accordingly.
• When we acknowledge representations we will let individual representors (and the primary petitioner) know the
next few dates of our Committee’s meetings. We will confirm the actual date if a hearing is to be held nearer the
time.
• The Committee will decide if the draft Scheme should proceed when it considers all the representations on the
basis of a paper prepared by the Commissioners’ staff and any points raised at the meeting. The Commissioners
will notify all representors of their decision and give a statement of the reasons for it.
• Please see www.churchofengland.org/consultation for further information about the procedure.
Matthew Crowe
Case Officer Tel: 020 7898 1789 Email address: matthew.crowe@churchofengland.org
Church Commissioners, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ

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