Visitation of Churchwardens and Admission to Office
Under the Churchwardens Measure, all Churchwardens must be admitted to office annually and by 31st July. Every Churchwarden must attend one of the Visitations below. (Whilst it would be good for a Churchwarden to attend a Visitation in their own group of Deaneries, it is legal for him/her to attend any one of the four due to be held in this diocese.
Visitation for Dorking, Leatherhead and Epsom Deaneries
Monday 20th May at 8pm
The Church of St Mary and St Nicholas, Church Road, Leatherhead KT22 8AY
Visitation for Cranleigh, Godalming and Guildford Deaneries
Thursday 23rd May at 8pm
The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Road, Godalming GU7 1ET
2013 Visitation Letter for Churchwardens
Articles of Enquiry
Articles of Enquiry (long version for those parishes receiving a Visitation this year from the relevant Archdeacon)
Articles of Enquiry (short version for those parishes not receiving a Visitation this year)
It is a legal requirement that all Articles of Enquiry are completed. The form should be returned to the Archdeacon's Office at Diocesan House, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3XG after it has been discussed at PCC, but no later than 30th April.
For information on what to do during a vacancy, click here
For further information, contact Frances-Anne Cross, PA to the Archdeacons
Tel: 01483 790352
Guidelines on Leasing / Selling / Purchasing Church Property
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) may decide that it wishes to sell, lease, exchange or mortgage a church property which it has been using within the parish or to purchase a property for parish use.
Church Representation Rules (or available online)
Church House Publishing 2011
Handbook for Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councillors
Practical Church Management: A Guide For Every Parish
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