The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) meets once a year and receives reports on changes to the electoral roll, general parish activities and financial matters. The APCM also elects new members to the PCC.
This year's APCM of the Parish of St Mary the Virgin, Monkseaton will be held at 11:15am on Sunday 25th April 2021, in church (after the 10am Eucharist).
A concurrent meeting will be held also for the Election of Churchwardens.
It is helpful if you RSVP to the meeting (you can do that below), and download the paperwork.
JOIN OUR PCC!
The Parochial Church Council is an elected group of people, as well as some people who are part of the Council ex officio. It includes licensed clergy and readers, churchwardens, treasurer and deanery representatives, and is a decision-making body concerning the life of the church. The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the church within the wider community.
We are looking to recruit new members to PCC which meets 10 times each year. Our meetings are usually around 2 hours but there is hardly any other meetings to attend. Paperwork is always circulated well in advance of meetings.
Click one of the options below to complete our nomination form. If all signatures are not obtainable in person, because of social distancing, permission must be otherwise sought for each person’s inclusion in this form.
View accompanying notes here.
THE ELECTORAL ROLL
The church’s Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members; it is a list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Electoral rolls provide an indication of the real membership and strength of the church.
Any baptised adults (16 years or over) who live in the parish, or those who have worshipped regularly at
St. Mary’s for at least six months and are committed to being part of the life of the local Church of England congregation are able to join the Electoral Roll.
Why Join? Enrolment is a way of saying “I belong”. For us it is an act of commitment to St Mary’s and the church as a whole. It opens the way for a greater involvement in the life of the church at every level.