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Updated Advice for Parishes regarding APCMs for 2020
as sent to Parishes 6/8/2020

Bishop’s Instrument – APCMs 2020

Advice regarding the revision of the Electoral Roll if the APCM has been postponed – as at May 2020

Updated Advice regarding APCMs for 2020 – as sent to Parishes March 2020

Letter to PCC Secretaries December 2019
Notes for PCC Secretaries re. 2020 APCM

2020 APCM timetable – amended following Coronavirus extension
Church Electoral Roll Certificate 2020

all produced by Diocesan Office (December 2019)

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

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 (all forms will be updated in January 2020).

Every PCC Secretary should also have received a certificate for recording the result of elections to Deanery Synod, which needs to be returned to the Diocesan Secretary’s PA following the elections which will take place at this year’s APCM.

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: New Charity Commission guidance showing a sample PCC Annual Reports written to meet the new requirements on public benefit.

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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