Parochial Church Council

The PCC is elected annually at the Annual Parochial Meeting which usually takes place in March/April. To be elected on to the PCC, a person needs to be on the electoral roll, over 16 years of age, consent to being appointed and should have received communion at least three times in the previous year.

Brief overview – In the long history of the Church of England, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) is a relatively recent invention. Until the early years of the 20th century the administration and finances of a parish were the legal responsibility of the incumbent and the churchwardens. The members of congregations had little say in the running of the church except in electing the churchwardens. They now also elect members of the PCC and the PCC is a democratically elected body responsible to church members, who are registered on the electoral roll. Parochial Church Councils were first given legal status in 1919. Since then a number of Acts have defined and refined the composition, functions and rights and responsibilities of the PCC.

PCC Members

Rev Poppy Thorpe

Chairperson

Ruth Bennett

Church Warden

Mick Dunphy

Church Warden

David Winsland

Vice – chairperson

Lynne Winsland

Secretary

Andrew Thompson-Smith

Treasurer

Karen Mayers

Assistant Treasurer

Diane Hughes

Electoral Roll Officer

Alan Mears

Health & Safety Coordinator

Kathleen Zimak

Deanery Synod Representative

Gill Delves-White

Deanery Synod Representative

Keith Thompson

Brian Bennett

Ann Iverson

Sue Rimmer