Redundant Churches Uses Committee

Scope and Content

The records are divided into 2 series as follows:

  • Minutes, 1969-1985
  • Administration files (correspondence, papers, minutes, agendas)

See also Pastoral Committee: Redundant Churches files [GB 193 DO/PC & RC]. These files contain Redundant Churches Uses Committee papers in cases where the two bodies worked in conjunction with each other to resolve occurrences of church redundancy within the diocese.

Administrative / Biographical History

Churches that are no longer required for public worship can be formally closed. The Redundant Churches Uses Committee is responsible for finding suitable alternative uses for churches no longer required by the diocese. The Uses Committee does not have the power to dispose of church property, but can make recommendations to the Church Commissioners when a suitable use for a church building has been found. The York Diocesan Redundant Churches Uses Committee was established in 1969 as a result of the Pastoral Measure (1968), and today works closely with the Pastoral Committee (See Borthwick reference GB 193 DO/PC) to resolve cases of church redundancy within the diocese.