Parochial Church Council - Annual Parochial Church Meeting - 25 April 2021
Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2021
SUNDAY 25 April 2021
To ensure that as many people as possible can participate, the meetings will be held in church and simultaneously on Zoom, starting at 11:00am. The Zoom codes will be announced nearer the time; and all the paperwork will be available electronically.
The first meeting is for parishioners 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.
The Diocese of Lincoln has issued guidance about the conduct of annual meetings; and, on that basis, we can confirm that everyone who is entitled to participate in the church or via Zoom on that occasion has the power to vote.
PCC vacancies - There are nine vacancies to be filled on the PCC this year. The terms of office vary: five vacancies are for three years, three vacances for two years and one vacancy for one year. If six or more people are elected, lots will be drawn to determine periods of office. Please consider standing for election. Nominees must be at least sixteen years of age, actual communicants, and on the electoral roll of this parish for at least the preceding six months. If you have any questions about serving on the PCC, please contact Fr Stuart, the Churchwardens (Andrew Gregory and Jan Burrows) or the PCC Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for return of completed forms (with proposer and seconder, each of whom must be on our Electoral Roll) is Thursday 22 April 2021.
You can either post a completed nomination form to The Parish Office, c/o The Rectory, Church Street, Grantham, NG31 6RR or email it to email@example.com.
PCC meetings - The PCC usually meets at least six times a year. For the forthcoming year PCC meetings have been scheduled on the following dates at 7:30 p.m.: Thursday 6 May 2021, Tuesday 13 July 2021, Tuesday 21 September 2021, Wednesday 17 November 2021, Tuesday 25 January 2022, Tuesday 15 March 2022 and Sunday 3 April 2022 (11:00am). Meetings usually last no more than one and a half hours. The agenda and papers are circulated electronically beforehand (but we can provide printed papers on request).
PCC Sub-groups - Each PCC member serves on at least one of seven PCC Sub-Groups:
- Children & Youth (2020-21 Chair: Laura Cradduck)
- Creation Care (2020-21 Chair: Gillian Kendon)
- Fabric (2020-21 Chair: John Manterfield)
- Finance (Chair: to be appointed)
- Licence Management (2020-21 Chair: Paul Davie)
- Mission & Social Responsibility (2020-21 Chair: Jo Counsell)
- Social (2020-21 Chair: Mel Fletcher).
The sub-groups usually meet 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 2021-22 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 contact the relevant Chair (who will be able to answer any questions) and/or Fr Stuart.
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’sChurch, please complete for form below. The APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) will take place on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 11:00am in church. Applications for the Electoral Roll, to be counted for the 2021 returns must be completed by Friday 9 April 2021. Forms received after this date will be added to the Electoral Roll after the APCM on 25 April.
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.