There are two annual meetings which normally must held before the end of April each year
A Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens
All those on the church or civic electoral roll may vote in the election of churchwardens. Churchwardens are elected for a one year term and may serve for a maximum of 6 sequential terms.
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Those on the church electoral roll only may vote at the APCM – election of PCC members & Deanery Synod representatives.
PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives are elected for a 3-year term and may be stand for re-election once their term is complete.
For 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meetings had to be postponed from April to September.
The 2020 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens took place on Sunday 27th September.
The formal notice of meetings and the various nomination forms had been available in church since 23rd August. The St Mary’s 2019 Annual Report was circulated with the September 2020 Newsletter and can be viewed by clicking this link St Mary’s Annual report 2019.
Churchwardens: David Pickavance was re-elected and Vas Mowat was elected as churchwardens for the forthcoming year.
PCC: No new PCC members were elected this year and none were due for renewal of their 3-year term. Current elected PCC members are:- Ian Carter, Marilyn Rolin, Sammy Riley and David Riley (elected 2018); Anne Carter, Carole Coram, Michelle Jazrawi and Kate Merrell (elected 2019).
Sidespeople are now appointed by PCC rather than at APCM (Church Representation Rules 2020).
Independent Examiner: Barry Priest was re-appointed .
Deanery Synod representative: There is still a vacancy. Please see Jes if you think you might be interested.
Electoral Roll: There are currently 115 persons on roll of which 20 reside outside the Parish.
The 2020 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens will be held on Sunday 27th September 2020 at 12.15pm
Formal notices of meetings and of electoral roll revision are displayed in the porch and here below. The 2019 Annual Report will be circulated with the September Newsletter and can also be downloaded here St Mary’s Annual report 2019.
Current vacancies / opportunities:
Churchwardens: There is one vacancy for a churchwarden. Please see Jes or David if you might be interested. Application form below.
PCC: There are currently 3 vacancies on the PCC. Application form below.
Deanery Synod representative: There is still a vacancy. Please see Jes or David if you think you might be interested. Application form below.
Sidespeople and Independent Examiner: will be appointed at the APCM
Electoral Roll: – If you are new to St Mary’s and wish to be added to our Electoral Roll, please download and fill in this form Application-for-Enrolment-Electoral-Roll
Any other changes to name, address, or if you wish to be removed from the roll, please contact the Electoral Roll Officer email@example.com
Volunteers: This year we will not be using the usual paper volunteer sign-up sheets but will assume that all current volunteers wish to continue in the same roles. If you would like to have your name added to or removed from a particular volunteer rota please see David P.