Annual Meetings & Elections

There are two annual meetings which 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.

The 2019 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens took place on Sunday 14th April 2018 at 12.15pm and were followed by an informal bring & share lunch .
The formal notice of meetings,  the lists of volunteers and the various nomination forms had been available in church during March. The St Mary’s 2018 Annual Report was circulated with the April 2019 Newsletter and can be viewed by clicking this link Annual report 2018
Churchwardens:
David Pickavance was re-elected as churchwarden for the forthcoming year. There is currently a vacancy for a second churchwarden.
PCC: Anne Carter, Carole Coram, Dorothy Priest, Michelle Jazrawi and Kate Merrell were elected to the PCC for a 3-year term. They join Patricia Ford (elected 2017), Ian Carter, Marilyn Rolin, Sammy Riley and David Riley (elected 2018).
Sidespeople were appointed (list published in church).
Independent Examiner: Barry Priest was appointed .
Deanery Synod representative: There is still a vacancy. Please see Jes or David Pickavance if you think you might be interested.
New Electoral Roll: A new electoral roll was created this year with 113 persons on roll plus one due to turn 16 during the year. 19 of the persons on roll reside outside the Parish.

The 2019 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens will held on Sunday 14th April 2019 at 12.15pm and will be followed by an informal bring & share lunch.
All are welcome to join us for both the meetings and the lunch.
The formal notice of meetings, the lists of volunteers and the various nomination forms will be available in church during March. The 2018 Annual Report will be circulated with the April Newsletter.
Churchwardens:
Anne Carter will be stepping down as churchwarden after 6 years. If you think you might be interested in this role please see Jes, Anne or David.
PCC: There are 7 vacancies on the PCC this year. Forms at the back of church.
Deanery Synod representative: There is still a vacancy. Please see Jes or one of the churchwardens if you think you might be interested.
Sidespeople and Independent Examiner: will be appointed at the APCM
*NEW ELECTORAL ROLL FOR 2019* – This year EVERYONE needs to fill in a new form. It doesn’t matter whether you were on a previous electoral roll. Forms can be downloaded here Application-for-Enrolment-Electoral-Roll-20132-1 and returned to electoralroll@stmarysbuckden.org.uk or there are paper copies at the back of church.  Please return your completed forms by 17th March 2019.
Volunteers: Every year, during the month prior to the APCM, we display the current lists of volunteers for various roles within the church.  Please take a look at these and, if there is anything you might like to help with, put your name down or ask for more details.

 

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