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Would you like to be part of the PCC?

The PCC is the main decision maker of a parish. Its members are clergy, churchwardens and others elected by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) of the parish. Its powers and duties are defined by legislation and can principally be found in the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956. It has the responsibility, along with the incumbent to promote the mission of God in its parish. Legally, the PCC is responsible for the finances of the parish. It also has ultimate responsibility for the care and maintenance of all church buildings and their contents. Although these responsibilities are executed by the churchwardens, all PCC members must share in the oversight.
All PCCs are charities, therefore, every member of a PCC is also a charity trustee.

PCC Nomination Form, click to download the form, complete it and send to the Parish Office.

Would you like to be part of the Deanery Synod?

The Diocesan Synod is the body of representatives of the clergy and lay people in the diocese, which meets together with the bishops, archdeacons and other senior office holders in the diocese to discuss matters of concern to the diocese, and to make provision for those things that require some form of action or statement. In terms of safeguarding the diocesan synod will:-

  • Ensure that there are adequate safeguarding resourcing in the diocese;
  • Adopt and implement the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policy and practice guidance;
  • Develop and implement the Diocesan Safeguarding Strategy;
  • Review the diocese’s safeguarding progress annually. 

Deanery Synod Form, click to download the form, complete it and send to the Parish Office.