Livings (Crown Patronage)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Stuart Bell Stuart Bell Second Church Estates Commissioner 10:30 am, 8th May 2008

There are approximately 650 parochial appointments in the gift of the Crown, of which patronage for around 450 is exercised on the Crown's behalf by the Lord Chancellor. In some cases, the patronage right is shared in turn with other patrons of the benefice; 103 of those appointments are held by women.

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