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Meetings – APCM

The APCM for 2022 must take place between 1 January and 31 May.  Information and advice regarding the APCM and the Revision of the Electoral Roll is given below:

Covering letter to PCC Secretaries December 2021
Updated Notes for PCC Secretaries for 2022 APCMs

Bishop’s Instrument 2022 (this document will be uploaded in January 2022)

2022 APCM etc. timetable
Church Electoral Roll Certificate 2022 (in Word format)

all produced by Diocesan Office (December 2021)

Training sessions for APCM’s in 2022 will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 19 January at 7pm.  The links for these sessions are in the covering letter above or available from

The presentation from the March 2021 APCM Forum meetings and a list of FAQs from those meetings can be downloaded from the links below.

APCM Training Presentation 2021
FAQs from APCM Training 2021
APCMs and information on Readers March 2021 (N.B.   New instructions re. the No. of Readers to be appointed to the PCC)

2022 is a revision year for the ER, not a complete renewal.  The forms needed for Revision of the electoral roll can be found below. Both Word and pdf files are provided.

  • Form for notification of the revision of Electoral Roll in Word and as a pdf
  • Form for application for enrolment onto the Electoral Roll in Word and as a pdf

The application form above contains specific advice re. GDPR considerations in the notes.

Forms for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting can be found below and on the Parish Resources website. Again, versions are provided in both Word and pdf. The word files can more easily be edited locally).

Elections to Deanery Synods

The calculation of the No. of Representatives per Parish to their Deanery Synod is agreed by the Diocesan Synod for each triennium.  For the triennium from July 2020 (delayed to December, due to the pandemic) to June 2023 this calculation is based on the ER numbers for 2019 and is as follows:

No. of names certified on the 2019 parish electoral roll          No. of representatives
Less than 35 1
35 and not more than 99 2
100 and not more than 199         3
200 and not more than 299 4
300 and not more than 449               5
450 and not more than 599 6
600 and over 7


Deanery Synod representatives for the current triennium were elected at the 2020 APCMs.  Parishes with casual vacancies may fill these by electing further representatives at their next APCM.

A full list of the number of Deanery Synod reps for each parish for this triennium can be viewed here.

Charities and Meetings: – the Charity Commission guidance on the law and good practice of charity meetings.  The Diocese have produced  a Trustee Eligibility Declaration for completion by PCC members, a copy of which can be downloaded from the Charity Trustees Page of our website.

Producing PCC Annual Reports: Church of England guidance on the writing of the formal Annual Report.

Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956: – the Measure passed by the National Assembly of the Church of England which sets out the responsibilities and duties of the PCC.

Church Representation Rules: This is the full text of the New 2020 Church Representation Rules.  Copies can be purchased from Church House Publishing for £9.99.



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