Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. Bride, Old Trafford

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held virtually by Zoom at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 31st October, 2020. People can join in by telephone, but no-one can attend in person.

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners is held to elect churchwardens. The people eligible to vote are people resident in the parish of St Bride’s Church whose name is recorded on Trafford Council’s Register of Electors, and people whose name is on St Bride’s Church Electoral Roll.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting is held to consider St Bride’s Church accounts and annual reports, and to elect 2 representatives to Stretford Deanery Synod, and 9 lay members of St Bride’s Parochial Church Council. The people eligible to vote are people whose name is on St Bride’s Church Electoral Roll.

St Bride’s Church Electoral Roll is revised 2 weeks before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. To be eligible to be on the Roll a person must be baptised, aged 16 or over, and either live in St Bride’s parish, or have attended St Bride’s Church for at least the last 6 months.

The current Electoral Roll is displayed in church. A person who is qualified and wants to join the Roll, but whose name is not on the Roll, must complete an application form and hand it to Peter Matthews, the Rector, or Graham Cooper before Friday, 16th October, 2020. No more names can be added between then and the Annual Meetings. There are application forms in church, and they can be obtained from Peter Matthews and from Graham Cooper at 119, Northumberland Road, Old Trafford, M16 9PY.

Peter Matthews would like anyone considering standing for election to talk to him first. To be eligible for election candidates must not be legally prohibited from being a charity trustee. Anyone elected must obtain a certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service, and undertake the Manchester Diocese safeguarding course. There are nomination forms in church for a proposer, a seconder, and a candidate to sign.

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