Deepening Faith ~ Seeking to Serve
Growing for God ~ Welcoming All
Advance Notice is hereby given of the planned Parochial Meetings within the Benefice.
Other ordinary meetings may be called as required and when in accordance with the Church Representation Rules (Appendix 2 [General Provisions]– Items 2, 3 and 4). The Chair may also call Short Notice Emergency Meetings (Item 8) when an important item needs to be addressed urgently.
All or any of the meetings may take place over Zoom should the conditions dictate that this is necessary.
Formal notice and timelines for applications and amendments to the electoral rolls will follow and be published on or near the door of each church.
In this Notice “parish” means an ecclesiastical parish.
|Meeting||Parish of Corhampton & Meonstoke, St Andrew||Parish of Droxford, St Mary and All Saints||Parish of Exton, St Peter & St Paul||Notes|
|Venue & Time (unless otherwise stated or subsequently notified)||Meonstoke Church
|Prayers and Holy Communion
(open to all)
|PCC 1||8th February||19th January
(To include Noticeboard as well as financial situation)
|15th February||Finance & Budget Decisions with Review of financial and fundraising for mission; Approve Accounts|
|Annual Meetings||Sunday 20th March
|Sunday, 13th March
|Sunday, 27th March
· Brief PCC 1a
|Combined PCC meeting and Planning Day||Saturday, 14th May
1330 – 1600
|Policy updates as required.
Main Items: Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. Mission Action Plan,
Patterns of Worship & Prayer
|PCC 2||5th July||12th July||19th July||Main Item – Review Financial Situation;
Major building matters
|PCC 3||6th September||13th September||20th September||Main Items – Parish Mission Action plan progress & local initiatives|
|PCC 4||8th November||15th November||22nd November||Brief review of likely Year End Finances and budget priorities;|
The Revd A W Forrest (Rector & Chair of PCCs)
Dated: 28th January 2022
THE MEETINGS FOR THE ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS
Annual Parishioners’ Meeting ((Vestry Meeting) 2022
This meeting may be attended by:
- All persons whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and
- All persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM) 2022
For the election of Parochial representatives of the laity as follows:
- To the Deanery Synod 2 representatives at the triennium point or annually where there are vacancies
- To the Parochial Church Council.
- For the appointment of Sidesmen and the Independent Examiner.
For the consideration of:
(a) A Report on changes in the roll since the annual parochial church meeting;
(b) An Annual Report of the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the parish generally;
(c) The Financial Statements of the Council for the year ending on the 31st December immediately preceding the meeting audited or independently examined;
(d) A Report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church of the parish;
(e) A Report on the proceedings of the Deanery Synod and other matters of parochial or general Church interest.
- All persons whose names are entered upon the Church Electoral Roll of the parish (and such persons only) are entitled to vote at the election of parochial representatives of the laity.
- Subject to the provisions of rule 12(2)(c), a person is qualified to be elected a parochial representative of the laity if
- a) their name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and, unless they are under the age of eighteen years at the date of the election, has been so entered for at least the preceding period of six months;
- b) the person is an actual communicant which means that they have received Communion according to the use of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election and;
- c) the person is sixteen years or upwards and
- d) the person is not disqualified as referred to in paragraph 5 of these notes.
3 a) A person shall be disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected from serving as a churchwarden, a member of a parochial church council, a district church council or any synod under these rules if he is disqualified from being a charity trustee under section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993 and the disqualification is not for the time being subject to a general waiver by the Charity Commissioners under subsection (4) of that section or to a waiver by them under that subsection in respect of all ecclesiastical charities established for purposes relating to the parish concerned.
(aa) A person shall be disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a churchwarden or member of a parochial church council, a district church council or any synod under these rules if the person is included in a barred list (within the meaning of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006).
(ab) A person shall be disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a churchwarden or member of a parochial church council, a district church council or any synod under these rules if the person has been convicted of an offence mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
(ac) A person’s disqualification under paragraph (ab) may be waived by the bishop of the diocese in question giving the person notice in writing.
- b) A person shall also be disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected from serving as a churchwarden or member pf parochial church council if they have been so disqualified from holding office under section 10(6) of the Incumbents (Vacation of Benefice) Measure 1977., a member of a parochial church council, a district church council or any synod under these rules if they are disqualified from being a charity trustee under section 178 of the Charities Act 2011 and the disqualification is not for the time being subject to a general waiver by the Charity Commissioners under subsection 4 of that section or to a waiver by them under that subsection in respect of all ecclesiastical charities§ established for purposes relating to the parish concerned.
- Any person whose name is on the electoral roll may be appointed as a sidesman.
NOTE — In this notice “parish” means an ecclesiastical parish.
- ”Ecclesiastical charity” has the same meaning as that assigned to that expression in the Local Government Act 1894.