Summary of main provisions of draft Scheme
The draft Scheme sets out the following:
a) The union of the benefice of Penshurst and Fordcombe and the benefice of Chiddingstone with Chiddingstone Causeway, to be named 'The Benefice of Penshurst, Fordcombe and the Chiddingstone Churches'.
b) The union of the parish of Chiddingstone and the parish of Chiddingstone Causeway to create a new parish to be named 'The Parish of Chiddingstone and Chiddingstone Causeway'.
c) The selection process for the first incumbent of the new benefice.
d) The transfer of the parsonage house of the benefice of Chiddingstone with Chiddingstone Causeway to the Rochester Diocesan Board of Finance for diocesan purposes.
e) The future patronage arrangements for the new benefice.
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