Church of England Diocese of Rochester Westerham

Annual Church Meetings - Sunday April 28th 2019

Our Annual Parishioners’ Vestry Meeting will take place at noon on Sunday 28th April in the church after the 10.30 morning service, where those who live in the parish, or who are on the electoral roll, elect our church wardens. Church Wardens form a link between the bishop and parish, as well as between the congregation and the vicar, and also have various legal responsibilities regarding the church services, building and churchyard.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place immediately afterwards. This meeting is where the Parochial Church Council (PCC) presents reports on which those on the electoral roll can ask questions and comment on:

Changes in the Electoral Roll since the last Annual Parochial Church Meeting;

The proceedings of the PCC and the activities of the parish generally;

The Financial Statements of the PCC for the year ending on the 31st December 2018 (which have been independently examined);

The fabric, goods and ornaments of the parish church;

The proceedings of the Deanery Synod and other matters of parochial or general Church interest.

This meeting is for those who are on the electoral roll, which also elects people to the PCC. Being on the PCC is an important role, taking on legal, pastoral and spiritual responsibilities, working with the vicar to lead the church. This year we have five positions available for election to the PCC; four for 3 years and one for 2 years (to be determined by lot).

The forms to propose people for these roles, along with the eligibility criteria which includes undergoing a DBS check, are at the back of the church. Please pray about whether you could undertake these important leadership positions.

All the paperwork for the meetings is available via the link on this page (to save paper) and a few copies are at the back of church for those who do not have internet access. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send apologies and/or items for AOB to the Parish Office in advance. Thank you.

Rev Kevin Barnard

APCM_2019, PDF