Members are elected at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, usually held in April.
The ex officio members are the Incumbent, who is usually the Chair, Licensed Clergy and Lay Ministers, plus the eight Churchwardens (two for each church) and three Deanery Synod members.
Plus we have six elected members. This number is related to the number of Parish members on the Church Electoral Roll. One is nominated by each Local Church Council and two may be nominated by anyone on the Church Electoral Roll. Their term is for a period of one year, but they can stand again each year.
In order to qualify for election, you need to be over sixteen, on the Church Electoral Roll, a Communicant and willing to serve.
We meet at least four times a year. The chief responsibilities of the PCC include the financial affairs of the four churches, the care, maintenance and insurance of the fabric of the churches and their goods and ornaments plus of course, the churchyards.
The four Local Church Councils are sub-committees of the PCC. Members are appointed at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in consultation with the respective Churchwardens and Assistant Churchwardens. Membership of LCCs include the Incumbent, Licensed Clergy, the relevant Churchwardens, Assistant Churchwardens and local PCC members, plus five parishioners and/or Electoral Roll members.