St John’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting – APCM, 2016

St John's Church

Wednesday 20th April 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Church

Worship, prayer, talk from Antony, elections and annual reporting.
Refreshments, including cheese and wine will be served from 7pm

Antony SpencerA message from Antony about the APCM can be viewed here

 

 

Electoral Roll formWhat happens at the APCM?

The evening includes elections to the role of Church Warden and membership of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and Edgbaston Deanery Synod – For all these positions and to vote at the meeting you need to be on the Electoral Roll (- this is like a membership list of the church).

To join the Electoral Roll in time to vote at the APCM, please complete an Electoral Roll form and return it to the Church Office by Sunday 27th March – Easter Day.  You can  Download an Electoral Roll form or pick one up at church. (You are not able to fill the form in online as it has to be signed).

NB  You only need to complete a form if you are not already on the Roll.  You can check the current Roll at the Welcome Area. 

 

St John's Sanctuary

Who should come to the APCM?

We encourage all those who consider themselves to be regular members of St John’s, or who are on the Electoral Roll to attend.
It is an important ‘looking back/looking forward’ meeting, and ideally we all need to be present to be involved in the life of our church.

 

PCC members 2015-1016

What is the PCC?

The PCC is the elected body of the church which meets during the year to conduct business and make decisions concerning the life of St John’s.

How is the PCC elected?
People at St John’s who are on the Electoral Roll can be nominated for PCC. At the APCM an election will take place. Five people are elected each year for a three year term initially. Only those who are on the Electoral Roll can take part in the voting.
Please pray for the nomination and election process and your part in it so that just the right people are elected to this important ministry.

A copy of the PCC Nomination form is available to download here or can be obtained at Church. Deadline is Sunday 17th April.

 

DEanery Synod imageWhat is the Deanery Synod?

This is a Synod comprising clergy and lay representatives from each local parish in the Edgbaston area. The number of lay representatives reflects numbers on the Electoral Roll.

St John’s is entitled to six lay representativese who are elected to the Synod for three years at the APCM.  Deanery Synod members are ex-officio members of their own PCCs.

Currently there are four vacancies for St John’s lay representatives, who will be eligible to serve for one year. Full elections are due in 2017. Representatives, proposers and seconders must be on St John’s Electoral Roll.

As a member of Deanery Synod you will be expected to attend the Deanery Synod meetings and the PCC meetings. There are usually three Deanery Synod meetings each year.

A copy of the Deanery Nomination form is available to download here or can be obtained at Church.  Deadline is Sunday 17th April.

 

APCM Information Booklet 2016

Is there any more information I can read?

A cream leaflet called ‘A guide to:The PCC, Deanery Synod and The Annual Parochial Church Meeting’ – illustrated above – is available at church or can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th Mar 2016 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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