Annual meetings, electoral roll and PCC

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The annual meetings for St Andrew's were held at 7.30pm on 30 September over Zoom.

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 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 a month (currently remotely on Zoom) at 7.30pm for no more than 2 hours (not August or December) 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.

Elections

At the annual meetings, Karen Vermeersch and Brian Clegg were elected as churchwardens; David Templar and Colin Clark were elected as lay members of the Deanery Synod; and Frances Grimshaw, Susan Smith and Helen Allen were elected to join or continue membership of the PCC (other members' continue or may join ex offico). The offical results are available 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.

You can read the annual report featuring the agenda for these meetings and the minutes from last year's meetings here.


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