The annual meetings for St Andrew's were last held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021 over Zoom. The meetings for 2022 will be in church on Sunday 15th 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 27th March and 17th April 2022 - forms to join will be in church when it is next open and are available to download from this site.
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. You can download a description of the role of a PCC member here and a nomination form to join the PCC here.
At the 2021 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. The 2022 results will be here after the meeting.
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.