Parochial Church Council - Annual Parochial Church Meeting - 8 May 2022
Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2022
The annual church meeting will be held in church on SUNDAY 8 MAY 2022, at 11:00am. The agenda are related papers are available here, and the PCC Annual Report 2021 and Financial Statements to 31 December 2021 are available here
We ask those who attend to read the documents on portable devices or to print their own paperwork, if at all possible. However, a small number of copies of the paperwork will be available in church on 8 May, should you need one.
There are two meetings that morning. The first is a joint meeting of the parishioners (people on the church electoral roll and people resident in the parish whose names are on the local government register of electors). The sole purpose of this meeting is to elect the two churchwardens (who serve for one year at a time). The second meeting is the Annual Parochial Church Meeting - the annual meeting. Every lay person whose name is on our electoral roll is entitled to attend.
These are important meetings. Please participate if you are able. The annual meeting is your chance to ask questions and voice your opinion.
There are up to ten vacancies to be filled on the PCC this year. Terms of office will vary. Five vacancies are for 3 years (until 2025) and three vacancies are for 1 year (until 2023). If six of more people are elected, lots will be drawn to determine their periods of office.
Please consider standing for election. Nominees must be at least sixteen years of age, actual communicants, and have been on the electoral roll of this parish for at least the preceding 6 months. If you are not eligible to stand for election to the PCC this year, please consider offering to serve on a PCC Sub-group (see below).
PCC members are charity trustees and new trustees are required to sign various declarations – further information can be found on the nomination form. A DBS check is required upon appointment and PCC members must undertake Church of England safeguarding training as soon as possible (the prescribed courses are completed online).
If you have any questions about serving on the PCC, please speak to Fr Stuart or Fr Clay, to the Churchwardens (Andrew Gregory and Jan Burrows; email firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the PCC Secretary (Judith Muskett – email email@example.com).
The PCC usually meets at least six times a year. PCC meetings have been scheduled on the following dates at 7:30 p.m.: Thursday 19 May 2022, Tuesday 14 July 2022, Tuesday 27 September 2022, Thursday 24 November 2022, Tuesday 24 January 2023, Tuesday 14 March 2023 and Sunday 23 April 2023 (prior to the APCM on Sunday 14 May 2023). Meetings usually last around one and a half hours. The agenda and papers are circulated electronically beforehand. Meetings are usually held in the Great Hall at Grantham House.
Nomination forms are available here for Churchwardens and PCC members or on request from the Parish Office. The deadline for return of completed forms (with proposer and seconder, each of whom must be on our electoral roll) is Thursday 5 May 2022.
Completed nomination forms can be sent to The Parish Office, Grantham House, Castlegate, Grantham, NG31 6SS, or emailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each PCC member also serves on at least one of seven PCC Sub-Groups:
Children & Youth (Chair: Laura Cradduck);
Creation Care (Chair: Gillian Kendon);
Fabric (Chair: John Manterfield);
Finance (Interim Chair: Paul Davie);
Licence Management (Chair: Paul Davie);
Mission & Social Responsibility (Chair: Jo Counsell);
Social (Chair: Mel Fletcher).
PCC members are invited to express a preference before memberships are settled.
Each sub-group usually meets at least three or four times a year. Dates will be announced in due course.
Interested in serving on a Sub-group, but not on the PCC?
The membership of the Sub-Groups for 2022-23 will comprise PCC members and members of the church community.
If you are not on the PCC but might be interested in serving on a Sub-Group, please speak to the relevant Chair (who will be able to answer any questions) and/or Fr Stuart or Fr Clay.
Church Electoral Roll
The Church Electoral Roll is the basic list in every parish of all those entitled to vote on elections within the Church of England. Those entitled to have their names on this roll must be 16 years of age or more and they must reside in the relevant parish or be regular worshippers in church whose roll they wish to join. The roll is completely renewed every six years, the next time this occurs is 2025, at which point all members must re-apply for membership or else their names will be deleted. By this means, the continuing validity of the roll is maintained.
Joining the Electoral Roll opens the way for greater involvement in the life of your Church, at deanery, diocesan and national levels as well as being entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. With your name on the Electoral Roll, the strength of the Church can be seen in your area and across the county.
If you want to be on the Electoral Roll for St Wulfram’s Church, please complete for form below. The next APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) will take place on 8 May 2022. If you think you might be interested in standing for election to the PCC on that occasion, you need to join the Electoral Roll at least six months beforehand (ie by the end of October 2021).
To check which parish you are a resident in please the link to go to the Church of England's website for A Church Near You.