Meetings – APCM
The APCM for 2021 must take place between 1 January and 31 May. Information and advice regarding the APCM and the Revision of the Electoral Roll are given below:
all produced by Diocesan Office (January 2021)
The presentation from the March 2021 APCM Forum meetings and a list of FAQs from those meetings can be downloaded from the links below.
APCMs and information on Readers March 2021 (N.B. New instructions re. the No. of Readers to be appointed to the PCC)
2021 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).
- Form for advertising the APCM in Word and as a pdf
- Form for notice for election of churchwardens in word and as a pdf
- Form for nomination of Churchwardens in word and as a pdf
- Form for nomination of PCC members in word and as a pdf
- Form for notification of APCM results in word and as a pdf
- Form for nomination of Deanery Synod members in word and as a pdf (if required to fill Casual Vacancies in 2021)
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.