JOINING THE PARISH ELECTORAL ROLL
To be an official member of any Church of England Church you need to be on the Electoral Roll. This is not the one that is completed to vote in General and Local Elections. This is so that you are able to stand for being a member of the church PCC or other official roles and being able to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (see below).
Below you will find an online Electoral Roll form to fill in. If you prefer to print out the form please click on the button to download the form. This form can then be printed and signed then either posted or scanned and emailed. There are also forms available at church.
Each year we have a specific time period where we update the electoral roll. This year (2024) we have from 13 March to 26 April, but forms can be submitted anytime before then.
To apply to join the church electoral roll, you must:
be 16 years old or over (although you can apply in the year you become 16 and you can be on the electoral roll once your birthday has passed)
either live in the parish or have attended the church regularly for at least 6 months (this could be online)
The APCM is the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Actually it comprises two meetings the ‘Vestry Meeting’ which elects the Church Wardens for the coming year and the APCM itself which is the business meeting of the Church (it’s a sort of AGM for parish churches). It’s a meeting we’re legally required to have and must take place before the 31st May each year. The meeting is only open to members of the Church electoral roll, and those present vote on the appointment of PCC members, Deanery Synod representatives, and to accept the audited accounts of the Church. It is also an opportunity to catch up with the events of the last year and to explore the vision for the coming year together. Most of all it’s a celebration of all God has been doing in the life of the Church as we look forward to the coming year.
This year's APCM will be held in church on Tuesday 23 April at 7.30pm.