Synod Property Committee Aims

  • Acts on behalf of Synod in matters relating to the purchase, sale, alteration, lease etc., of churches, church related buildings and manses.
  • Makes decisions with regard to alterations to church listed buildings under the agreed Ecclesiastical Exemption procedure for the United Reformed Church.
  • Provides a resource for churches on building related matters and ensuring compliance with current legislation.
  • Monitors and oversees the programme of building inspections.
  • Has oversight of property owned by the Synod.

Committee Membership

  • Convener – Mrs Val Morrison

  • Member – Mr Neville Brooksbank

  • Member – Mrs Alex Jowitt

  • Member – Mr John Rider

  • Member – Mr Andrew Lonsdale

  • Member – Mr Peter Saxton

  • Member – Mr Jim Sharp

  • Member – Mrs I Fiona Weighton-Smith

  • Convener of Financial Resources – Vacant

  • Committee Facilitator – Trust Secretary / Property Officer

  • The Synod Moderator and Synod Clerk are members of all Committees