The links below are minutes from PCC meetings:-

PCC Extraordinary meeting 29 May 2016

20160519r PCC MInutes-2

PCC mins March 2016

PCC mins January 2016

PCC mins October 2015

PCC members are shown in the attached list:-

PCC members list – August_2016

Originally the administration and finances of a parish were the legal responsibility of the vicar and churchwardens. Members of the congregation had little say in the running of the church other than electing the churchwardens.

This changed in 1919 when the Parochial Church Councils, or PCCs, were established as an executive committee of the parish. They had their powers and duties defined by certain Acts of Parliament. The membership consists of the clergy and churchwardens of the parish, together with a number of representatives of the congregation (laity) elected by the annual parochial church meeting (APCM) of the parish. (Apart from the Priest-in-Charge, who is ex-officio chairman, all PCC members are elected directly or indirectly by the parishioners.) All Parochial Church Councillors are required to be on the church electoral roll.

The Meeting of Parishioners for the Election of Churchwardens and the APCM must take place by April 30th each year. The business of the Meeting of Parishioners is to elect two Churchwardens for the following year. All parishioners on the church Electoral Rollcan vote at this meeting. Immediately after the Meeting of Parishioners follows the APCM. There are reports from the Priest-in-Charge, the Treasurer and other officers of the PCC, on the events of the last year. This offers an opportunity for anyone on the Electoral Roll to voice opinions on the way the church has been or is being managed. All on the Electoral Roll can take part in and vote at this meeting.

Also at this meeting, representatives to the Deanery Synod are elected for three years. The number of representatives depends on the number on the Electoral Roll. They become ex-officio members of the PCC. Theirs is an important role, linking the parish into the wider structures of the church. A further election for ordinary members of the PCC is then held. Ordinary PCC members must be elected annually. From their number they elect the Secretary and the Treasurer or appoint an ex-officio member to the post. The ordinary members serve for up to three years, so some new members are elected each year along with those re-elected for a further year. An auditor of the PCC’s accounts has to be appointed who must not be a member of the PCC.

The PCC has the responsibility of co-operating with the priest-in-charge in promoting the whole mission of the church. Formally, the PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the care and maintenance of its fabric and contents.It also has a voice in the forms of Service used by the church. They may make representations to the bishop on matters affecting the welfare of the parish. In addition to their formal duties, PCC members act as representatives for all parishioners in the affairs of the church.

In addition to formal meetings, it is also possible to transact business out of Committee where this is deemed more efficient and timely; although PCC members can require a formal meeting if they decide the issues arising are sufficiently novel or contentious.

Day to day business is supported by volunteer administrative staff working in the church office. They also produce the weekly news letter to keep the congregation informed of events and developments.