APCM – Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2023

APCM – Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2023

The Parish Annual Meetings (AMP and APCM), will take place on Sunday 23rd April at 12.30pm at St John's Church, following the 11am service.
These are important meetings where churchwardens and other PCC (church council) members are elected. Jeremy will also be sharing more of the vision for the parish going forward. We will be aiming to elect:

Four churchwardens (two per church) for 1 year terms 
Though in the past we have had one churchwarden per church, we have now been advised that we should ideally have two churchwardens per church. Churchwardens are automatically PCC members. There is no formal election for deputy churchwardens, but if you are willing to support the churchwardens in this more informal way that is very helpful. Please let Nikki or Jeremy know.

Five PCC members
The PCC is our Church Council, which works with our Rector and churchwardens in making decisions about various aspects of church life.
The commitment involved is usually 6 meetings per year (every other month on a Monday evening), as well as any responsibilities you offer to take on.
We have the following PCC vacancies.

  • For the period 2023-2024, one vacancy
  • For the period 2023-2025, one vacancy
  • For the period 2023-2026, three vacancies

Three Deanery Synod Representatives
Deanery Synod is a regular meeting of representatives of C of E churches in the Basildon area (the deanery). Issues concerning the Church of England both in Basildon and more widely are discussed and decisions are made. In addition to the PCC meetings (see above) you would also be expected (when possible) to attend Deanery Synod meetings (3 per year) so that we, as a parish have a voice in what happens in our deanery.
The nomination forms for churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives are on the welcome desks at both churches. The deadline for the nominations is 15th April. Once the forms have been completed, please give them to Nikki or Jeremy. You must be on the Church Electoral Roll to be nominated.

Church Electoral Roll
The Church Electoral Roll (our official ‘membership list’) is also being revised between the 26th March and the 8th April. If you are not on the Electoral Roll but would like to be, please let Nikki know and she will send you the form to be completed. The Electoral Roll will then be displayed in both churches from 9th April until the meetings on 23rd April.

Notices have been posted at both churches on all of the above, and nomination forms are available on the welcome desks, or can be emailed to you by Nikki (upon request)

Nikki  Hall - Parish Administrator
Email - stjohnsca@gmail.com
Phone - 07720 089260


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