Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011
Draft Pastoral Scheme
The Truro Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee has prepared a draft Pastoral Scheme for:
The union of the four benefices of St Just-in-Roseland and St Mawes; Gerrans with St Anthony-in-Roseland and Philleigh;
Tregony with St Cuby and Cornelly; and Veryan with Ruan Lanihorne (their constituent parishes to remain distinct) in the diocese
of Truro and for the establishment of a team ministry for the Roseland Benefice. It also provides for the cure of souls in the new
benefice to be shared by a team rector and one team vicar, for the appointment of the team rector, for the housing arrangements
for the team and for the future patronage arrangements for the new benefice.
A copy of the draft Scheme may be inspected at the following churches and licensed places of worship
- St Just in Roseland – St Just church & St Mawes church
- Gerrans w St Anthony in Roseland – St Gerrans church & St Anthony in Roseland church
- Philleigh – St Philleigh church
- Tregony w St Cuby & Cornelly – St Cuby church & St Cornelius church
- Veryan – St Symphorian church & All Saints, Portloe
- Ruanlanihorne – St Rumon church
You may also access the draft Scheme on the Commissioners’ website at www.ccpastoral.org or obtain or inspect a copy
during normal office hours by applying to me. Large print and/or audio copies are available on request.
Anyone may make representations to the Church Commissioners for or against all or any part or parts of the draft Scheme
(please include the reasons for your views) in writing or by email to reach them no later than 18 December 2023.
Please send your representation marked for the attention of:
Rex Andrew, Pastoral Division, Church Commissioners, Church House, Great Smith Street, LONDON SW1P 3AZ (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If they have not acknowledged receipt of your representation before this date, please ring 020 7898 1743 or e-mail them to
ensure it has been received. For administrative purposes, a petition will be classed as a single representation and the
Commissioners will only correspond with the sender of the petition, if known, or otherwise the first signatory – “the primary
When making a representation, please also 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 Committee regarding your
representation if the Commissioners decide a hearing should be held regarding the case.
If the Commissioners receive representations against the draft Scheme, they 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 Mission and Pastoral Committee that considers the case and
representors may have an opportunity to speak to the Committee. Otherwise the case will be considered in private.
When the Commissioners acknowledge representations they will let individual representors (and the primary petitioner) know
the next few dates of the Committee’s meetings. They will confirm the actual date if a hearing is to be held nearer the time.
The Commissioners’ Mission and Pastoral 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.
If they so decide the Scheme should proceed, any representor or petitioner against the draft Scheme may seek leave from the
Privy Council to appeal against the decision.
Please see: www.ccpastoral.org for further information about the procedure
Revd Canon Simon Cade – Secretary to Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee 2 November 2023