Our PCC Members
The PCC (Parochial Church Council) is the elected body of lay church members who meet four times a year in the capacity of Trustees
Christine Ross (17 – 20)
Carole Stevenson (17 – 20)
Susan Vaughan (17 – 20)
Wendy Gower (18 – 21)
Deanery Synod members:
Jane Street (17 – 20)
Ex Officio members:
Bob Goode – Church Warden (18 – 19)
Margaret Coles – Church Warden (18 – 19)
Matthew Street – Rector (From April 2010)
Other helpful info
What is the role of a Parochial Church Council?
The Parochial Church Council, or PCC, is an executive committee of the parish with powers and duties defined by certain Acts of Parliament (See details below). It has the responsibility of cooperating with the incumbent, Matthew Street in promoting the whole mission of the church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.
The PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the care and maintenance of the church fabric and its contents. It also has a voice in the forms of Service used by the church and may make representations to the bishop on matters affecting the welfare of the parish.
Although the PCC has ultimate responsibility, it delegates some of this work. The financial affairs are managed on a day-to-day basis by the Treasurer. There is also a Standing Committee, a Church Hall Committee and other committees and groups for administrative, instructional or social purposes. Each of these committees is invited to report at every PCC meeting.
In addition to their formal duties, PCC members act as representatives for all parishioners in the affairs of the church. Apart from the vicar, who is ex-officio chairman, all PCC members are elected directly or indirectly by the parishioners. An Annual Parochial Church Meeting must be held before April 30th each year. All who are on the church’s Electoral Roll can attend and may vote for up to nine members of the PCC. They also vote for the three Deanery Synod representatives, who become ex-officio PCC members, as are the two Churchwardens.
The Synodical Government Measure 1969 sets out the task of the PCC. It states:
1. It shall be the duty of the incumbent and the Parochial Church Council to consult together on matters of general concern and importance in the parish.
2. The function of the PCC shall include;
i. co-operation with the incumbent in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical;
ii. the consideration and discussion of matters concerning the Church of England or any other matters of religious or public interest, but not the declaration of the doctrine of the Church on any question;
iii. making known and putting into effect any provision made by the Diocesan Synod or the Deanery Synod, but without prejudice to the powers of the Council on any particular matter;
iv. giving advice to the Diocesan Synod and the Deanery Synod on any matter referred to the Council;
v. raising such matters as the Council consider appropriate with the Diocesan Synod or Deanery Synod.
3. In the exercise of its functions the PCC shall take into consideration any expression of opinion by any parochial church meeting.