The new Dioceses Commission was set up in 2008. It has a primary
duty to keep under review the provincial and diocesan structure of
the Church of England and in particular:
- the size, boundaries and number of provinces;
- the size, boundaries and number of dioceses and their
distribution between the provinces;
- the number and distribution of bishops and the arrangements for
Further information about the Commission can be found on the
pages accessed from the Related Links menu on the right of this
page or from the links below.
Dioceses Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007
The Commission is established under Part II of the Dioceses,
Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007. Details of the legislation and
guidance about its implementation can be found by clicking here.
The Commission has begun a programme of boundary reviews and
information about this can be found by clicking here.
Yorkshire Dioceses Review
Information on the current review of the Yorkshire Dioceses may
be found by clicking here.
Members, Staff and Contact details
Information about the members and staff of the Commission and
relevant contact details can be found by clicking here.
The Commission's annual reports are available by
When carrying out its duty of review, the Commission has a duty
to disseminate information about good practice in diocesan
administration.and further information about this can be found by
Suffragan Sees and Episcopal Oversight
The Commission also has responsibilities in relation to the
creation and filling of suffragan sees and it is entitled to be
consulted about any proposal to change the name of an episcopal
see. Further information about this can be found by
Some background papers relevant to the Commission's work are
available by clicking here.
New - Episcopal Oversight in the Diocese of York
A consulation has now begun on episcopal oversight in the
Diocese of York. Please click here for more information.