Annual Meetings & Elections

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 stand for re-election once their term is complete.


The 2021 Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens and APCM will be held on
Sunday 11th April 2021
at 12 noon both in church (if possible) and via Zoom 
Formal notices of meetings and of electoral roll revision are displayed on the church noticeboards and here below.   
The 2020 Annual Report will be circulated with the April 2021 Newsletter and will also be available to download from this page. 
There are currently vacancies for PCC (8 vacancies) and Deanery Synod representative (2 vacancies). Please chat to any PCC member if you think you might be interested in one of these roles. Nomination forms are available to download below.  
If you are new to St Mary’s and wish to be added to our Electoral Roll, please download and complete an application form below.
Please return all completed nomination forms and electoral roll application forms to our PCC secretary

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 in St Mary’s Church.
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 via this link St Mary’s Annual report 2019.
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 (all elected 2018); Anne Carter, Carole Coram, Michelle Jazrawi and Kate Merrell (all 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 whom 20 reside outside of the Parish.

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