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Synod Pastoral Committee

supporting our local churches

The Synod Pastoral committee (SPC) works with the Area Pastoral Committees to oversee the life of the congregations within the Synod. The SPC is responsible for making decision about the deployment of ordained ministry within the guidelines set by the central church. It has representation from all areas of the Synod. The Clerk and the Moderator are ex-officio members of the committee.

Most recently, the SPC and the Area Pastoral Committees created Missional Partnerships, within which all of our congregations are set – seeing them as the locus for mission, the sharing of resources and best practice.

Functions of the Synod Pastoral Committee

  • works closely with the Ministries Committee sharing ideas about training and the variety of non-ordained ministry within the Synod
  • has a role on the Steering Groups for Special Category Ministers and Management Groups for Church Related Community Work Ministers
  • examining grant applications for building works and for mission purposes and commends them to the Synod Resources Committee. The committee takes an active interest in the development of such projects
  • working with churches where there are difficulties to help to try resolve them
  • to be there when the life of a church has run its course in a particular place and will, alongside the Area Pastoral Committee, assist with the processes required for closure

  • to review the procedures and practices of the Area Pastoral Committees
    to provide mutual support for the Conveners of the Pastoral Committees
    to consult on the deployment of ministers across the Synod
    to oversee the programme of ministerial accompanied self appraisal

Committee Members

Marion Tugwood

Marion Tugwood

Convenor

Jean Mullineux

Jean Mullineux

Chair of the Synod Trust

07926 029 339

 

Tim Hopley

Tim Hopley

Clerk

07880 921410

 

Brian Jolly

Brian Jolly

Moderator

0161 789 5583

 

Martyn Coe

Martyn Coe

Cumbria APC

Marjorie Pitcher

Marjorie Pitcher

Lancashire APC

Richard Bradley

Richard Bradley

Central APC

Kirsty Thorpe

Kirsty Thorpe

South APC

Our priority
is God’s mission

the strong should help the weak

we belong to each other
under God

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