On Wednesday 17th July 2019, a small group from St Francis Church and St Clare’s travelled to London to attend the hearing with the Church Commissioners at Church House. The hearing involved three representatives from our Church speaking for ten minutes as to the reasons the scheme should not be able to continue in our area, followed by representatives who were for the scheme and then finally representatives from the Diocese to answer their case. After a very long afternoon the final decision was finally announced that the Parishes of Leigh Park, Warren Park and West Leigh should not be included in the scheme and therefore rejected the diocese proposals for our area. This now means that our clergy are able to stay in their posts and continue to serve their loving communities.
On behalf of everyone at St Francis and St Clare’s Church, we would like to say a MASSIVE heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ for all the love and support everyone has shown.