If you would like to join the St Paul's Howell Hill Electoral Roll, please print off a copy of this form and return it to the Parish Office. Alternatively, complete the online form (click here).
What is the Church Electoral Roll? Why have one?
It is your parish church’s register of electors; it is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting where the elections take place for: (a) the parochial church council (b) the parish’s representatives on the deanery synod.
Any person entitled to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting may raise any question of parochial or general church interest. By enrolling you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that all the Synodical councils of the Church – the parochial church council, the deanery synod, the diocesan synod, and the General Synod – are fully representative of its members. Synodical government gives an opportunity for partnerships between bishops, clergy and laity in the life of the Church. The system is intended to enable church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to play their part in decision making. The system is also intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including its doctrine and services.
The Church Manager is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act on behalf of St Paul’s. St Paul’s uses personal data about living individuals for the purposes of general church administration and communication. St Paul’s recognises the importance of the correct and lawful treatment of personal data. All personal data, whether it is held on paper, on computer or other media, will be subject to the appropriate legal safeguards as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and additional General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) effective from May 2018.
St Paul’s fully endorses and adheres to the principles of the DPA and GDPR. These principles specify the legal conditions that must be satisfied in relation to obtaining, handling, processing, transportation and storage of personal data. Full details of our Data Protection policy can be found at saintpauls.co.uk/gdpr