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Annual Parochial Church Meetings

Every parish must hold (no later than 30 April in each year) an annual parochial church meeting, often referred to simply as 'APCM'

The relevant section of the Church Representation rules should be studied carefully in advance of these meetings to ensure they meet legal requirements.

The regulations surrounding eligibility to serve as a Churchwarden, PCC Member or Deanery Synod member have changed in the last 12 months following changes to the Church Representation Rules and the Churchwardens Measure (as a result of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016.

New versions of the nomination forms are available on the Parish Resources website

The nomination forms contain a declaration that the nominee is not disqualified from serving as a trustee. This should be completed by all PCC members, including those who are ex-officio or serving following Synodical election.

The Parish Resources website also includes the forms needed for revising an electoral roll.

Church Representation Rules