The annual meetings for St Andrew's will be held on Sunday 21st May at 11.15am after the morning service.
This is a time for revising the electoral roll and an opportunity to join the PCC as well. The electoral roll is the list of people entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), but it's also a useful way to identify as a member of the congregation. The electoral roll was open for revision between 2nd to 23rd April 2023 - forms to join will be in church and are available to download from this site. It's too late to be included for this year's APCM, but you can fill in a form any time during the year - just ask in church.
The PCC (Parochial Church Council) is the body that, with the Priest-in Charge, steers the life of the church in its mission, witness and service in the parish. Its role is governed by church land charity law, as PCC members are in effect trustees of the charity which is St Andrew’s church. The PCC meets once every month or two at 7.30pm for no more than 2 hours to discuss matters affecting the life of St Andrew’s church. If you want to find out more about being on the PCC, please contact Sally. You can download a description of the role of a PCC member here and a nomination form to join the PCC here.
At the 2022 annual meetings, Helen Allen and Brian Clegg were elected as churchwardens; David Templar and Colin Clark were elected as lay members of the Deanery Synod; and Paul Zukiewicz was elected to join or continue membership of the PCC . The official results will be available here soon.
In 2023 we will be electing 2 churchwardens, and 6 PCC members. We will also be electing 2 Deanery Synod reps. You can find out more about being a Deanery synod rep here.
More about the meetings
There are two annual meetings. The first, the Annual Meeting of Parishioners is open to everyone who lives in the parish and is primarily for the election of churchwardens. The second, the Annual Parochial Church Meeting is open to those on the electoral roll and elects PCC and Deanery Synod members as well as sidespeople. It is also a forum for the presentation of reports from different aspects of church life, notably the financial report and the incumbent's report.