Preparation of New Electoral Roll 2019
Once in every six years the preparation of new church electoral rolls takes place which means that everyone has to come off the roll and re-apply to have their name included. The next occasion for the preparation of new rolls is in 2019.
The Electoral Roll enables us to report accurately to the Diocese the size/profile of our community of worshippers and parishioners who take an interest in the life of the churches in our Parish, as well as giving the right to vote for Churchwardens and PCC members at the APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting), which this year is to be held on Sunday 24th March. Anyone who has an interest in the running of our churches and would like to join the PCC must have been on the Electoral Roll for six months. Please let Lewis Steele (PCC secretary) know if you would like to join.
If you are 16 or over, live within the parish of Stoulton with Drakes Broughton and are baptised into the Church of England or a church in communion with the CofE, you have the right to be on our Electoral Roll. You don't necessarily need to be a regular attendee. If you live outside the parish then you would need to be attending public worship regularly.
If you would like more information or would like to be added to our Roll please contact me for a form (to be returned by 10th March) or download one from this website.
Perhaps you are new to the villages or a long-time resident who would like to become involved, or perhaps you live in the village but attend services elsewhere (equally not everyone in our congregations live in DB or Stoulton)...whatever your interest, you are welcome to attend the APCM on Sunday 24th March, where you will be able to read the Annual Report and find out everything you wanted to know but didn't know who to ask, about the church communities in our Parish.
In view of GDPR (General Data Processing Legislation), please see also, an Electoral Roll Privacy Notice, drawn up by The Church of England, which explains how your data is used, including the current need to publish names and addresses*, unless there is a specific reason why your address should not be published.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Electoral Roll Officer
Stoulton with Drakes Broughton PCC
* An amendment to the Church Representation Rules is currently going through the synodical legislative process wherby the church electoral roll which is published and the copy made available for inspection will include a person's name but no other personal data (ie addresses). This is not yet in force as final approval is needed and the process is expected to be completed by January 2020.