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Matthew Chinery Registrar of the Diocese of Chichester Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Restructuring for Resourcing Mission 1) Revocation of Area Scheme (2012/2013) 2) 4 th Archdeaconry (Synod 2013. Consultation concluded May 2014) 3) Restructuring at Church House (2013/2014) 4) Restructuring of Committees (2014/2015? ) Four parts of one whole
“For God so loved the world that he did not send a Committee” (Anon)
Committees – Do we need them? Why? Yes! 1) Because the law says so E. g. Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee 2) Efficient administration and Management Regular meetings Subsidiarity Time pressures on Synod Utilising Expertise & Experience
The Current Structure – A 3 -Headed Monster? Diocesan Synod Finance Committee (Directors of DBF) Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee Bishop’s Council Various Financial Subcommittees Archdeaconry Mission and Pastoral Committees x 3 Agenda Committee etc
Potential Issues with Current Structure
Aims for any proposed replacement structure Simple Understandable Accountable Representative
Proposals Presented to Bishop’s Council Diocesan Synod Bishop’s Council (Directors of DBF & Statutory MPC) Archdeaconry Mission and Pastoral Committees (x 2? x 4? ) Operational Finance Committee
How a diagram might look: Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich
A New-Look Bishop’s Council - Scope Implementing the resolutions of Synod Reporting to Synod Shaping Diocesan policy, finance & strategy Making strategic policy decisions, considering all aspects, including financial Developing policy to bring to Synod Ensuring effective governance (including financial management)
Operational Finance Committee- Scope Facilitation and enabling the implementation of policy as set by Synod and Bishop’s Council Overseeing the effective management of material assets and funds (whether directly or through specialist subcommittees)
Archdeaconry Mission and Pastoral Subcommittees Spot the difference?
How and When? Amendments to both the Articles of Association of the DBF and Standing Orders of Synod These need to be revisited anyway – 4 th Archdeaconry Opportunity – May 2015 Dissolution of Synod and its subcommittees New elections – nobody’s position abolished! Lead-in period. Experimenting with joint working. Opportunity to review progress in November.
Thank You Matthew Chinery Diocesan Registrar [email protected] co. uk 0207 593 5015 Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents Minerva House 5 Montague Close London SE 1 9 BB DX 156810 London Bridge 6 T. 020 7593 5000 F. 020 7593 5099 www. wslaw. co. uk