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Church Governance

Structure, Governance and Management

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is registered with the Charity Commission as required by the Charities Act 2011. Its governing document is the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956.

Membership of the PCC is determined under the Church Representation Rules and consists of certain Ex officio members, the churchwardens and members of the Deanery or General Synods together with members of the church who are elected by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). Documentation for the latest APCM can be found here. Members of the congregation are warmly encouraged to stand for election to the PCC and an attempt is made to ensure a balance of skills and experience where possible.

The primary objective of St Peter’s PCC is the promotion of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England. The PCC has the responsibility of cooperating with the incumbent, the Rev Clive Jenkins, in promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the Church pastoral, evangelistic social and ecumenical.

The PCC oversees the general financial dimension of the work of St Peter’s by monitoring income and expenditure, budgeting, maintaining appropriate financial controls and co-ordinating the annual Christian Stewardship review of donations through planned giving.

The current Members of the PCC can be found here.  

The Standing and Finance Committee is made up of the Incumbent, the Churchwardens, the PCC Secretary and Treasurer. It meets between meetings of the PCC and sets the agenda for the next full PCC meeting. It has the power to transact the business of the PCC between its meetings, subject to any directions given by the Council.

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