Elected Parochial Church Council Members

A parochial church council (PCC) is the executive committee of a Church of England parish. Legally the council is responsible for the financial affairs of the church parish and the maintenance of its assets, such as churches and church halls, but the council also acts as a focus for church affairs in the parish.

All Church of England PCCs work under the Church Representation Rules (CRR) which can be viewed here.
Click on the image to the right to see a summary of PCC responsibilities.

The primary purpose of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) is, together with the minister and other staff, to ‘promote the whole mission of the church’. If you have any matters you would like to raise with the PCC please speak to one of your representatives below.

   
Sine Cookman Paul Cooper Chris Davison
Peter Day **  Duncan Halliday Stephen Hewitson **
David Lidbetter Craig Macpherson Steve Pentland
Paul Ritchie Karolin Richards Neil Richards
Claire Vander Plaetse Beth Whaites Louise Whaites
 
Rachel White Tom Burditt  
** Members of Deanery Synod    

 

The primary responsibilities of a PCC Secretary are to
support the PCC Chair in the preparation and organisation of meetings and to handle all correspondence on behalf of the PCC. They are appointed annually by the PCC.

Duties of a PCC secretary:
1. Responsible of record keeping for the PCC
2. To Organise PCC meetings at intervals decided by the council
3. Preparing the agenda for PCC meetings
4. Taking and distributing minutes of the PCC meetings
5. Keeping and distributing minutes of the  Annual Parochial Church Meeting
6. To act as the communication hub for the PCC
7. To act as the compliance officer for the PCC
8. To handle correspondence relating to the PCC
9. To Support the Incumbent in all matters related to the PCC

Helen Hewitson - PCC secretary  
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