PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the executive committee of the parish and consists of clergy and churchwardens of the parish, together with representatives of the laity. Legally the council is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the maintenance of its assets, such as churches and church halls, and promoting the mission of the church.
We have two Churchwardens, who are officers of the parish and of the Bishop. They have a duty to represent the laity and co-operate with the incumbent (or, in cases of vacancy, the bishop). They are elected at the annual Vestry meeting.
Our two churchwardens are Allan Vaughan and Gareth Humphreys and they along with David, our Priest in Charge, Mark our Assistant Priest, Nicky our Assistant and Hazel Cormack, Carolyn Jay and Philip Geddes, our Licensed Lay Ministers, are members of the PCC. David chairs the meetings.
The other PCC members are -
Sue Bailey, Nigel Scarfe, John Wall (These three are also members of the Whitchurch Deanery Synod).
Caroline Barber, Andrew Hobley, Rhiannon Love, John Mariner, Dorrie Bilson, Lynda Frith, Mary Milne, Peter Taylor and Christine Goodwin (Safeguarding Officer).
Forthcoming PCC meetings and Standing Committee are planned as below:
Standing Committee Weds 12 January 10:30am
PCC Tues 25 January 7:30pm
Standing Committee Weds 16 March 10:30am
PCC Tues 29 March 7:30pm
April APCM Sunday 24 April at All Hallows after the service
Standing Committee Weds 11 May 10:30am
PCC Tues 24 May 7:30pm
Standing Committee Weds 6 July 10:30am
PCC Tues 19 July 7:30pm
Standing Committee Weds 7 September 10:30am
PCC Tues 20 September 7:30pm
Standing Committee Weds 9 November 10:30am
PCC Tues 22 November 7:30pm
What is the APCM?
The APCM is the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Actually it comprises two meetings the ‘Vestry Meeting’ which elects the Church Wardens for the coming year and the APCM itself which is the business meeting of the Church, it’s a sort of AGM for the benefice.
It’s a meeting we’re legally required to have and normally must take place before the 30th April each year.
This year's APCM was on 27 April at 7pm.
Thirty parishioners attended remotely, as well as all of our Parish clergy. Allan Vaughan was re-elected as Church Warden, sadly we still have a vacancy for another Church Warden. Tim Fisher and Andrew Hobley were re-elected to the PCC and Peter Taylor joined them as a new member. The Annual Report and accounts were accepted. During the meeting particular thanks were extended to those who had helped deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Choir Master for his hard work, the Parish Magazine distributers, the leaders of WAAG who were standing down and our Safeguarding Team. Particular thanks were given to the Pastoral Visiting Group for the hard and effective work they had done supporting members of the wider Parish and being a visible manifestation of Christ's love for all. Revd David Roche was thanks for all his hard work over the year.
Click here to read the Annual Report or the pdf icon to download a copy.
What is the electoral roll?
The electoral roll is the membership list of the Church. It is revised every year just prior to the APCM and once every 6 years the entire membership list is deleted and everyone has to re-apply (this last happened in 2019). Only members of the electoral roll are permitted to attend and vote at the APCM. You can join the electoral roll at our Churches by completing a form at any of our churches.
Electoral Roll Officer