The PCC

 The PCC (Parochial Church Council)

The Parochial Church Council is the governing body of a parish church. It is also a charity. A PCC with an annual income of more than £100,000 (as St Mary’s does) must be registered with the Charity Commissioners.

The PCC is a team made up of members of clergy and lay members of the church. The members are elected at the APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) normally for 3 years, but can stand for another 3 years. Also elected are Diocesan and Deanery Representatives and Churchwardens, all who serve ex-officio. All licensed clergy are members and the Readers may choose of their number to represent them.  The PCC meets about 10 times a year.

Together they are responsible for the overall wellbeing, practical as well as spiritual, of their church, the church members, and the church buildings. The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the church within the wider community.

Some of the responsibilities are devolved to the Vicar and Churchwardens.  

The Vicar is Chairman of the PCC though he may on occasion ask another member to chair a particular meeting. A treasurer, a secretary and vice-chairman will usually be elected to office at its first meeting after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

The PCC also appoints the Standing Committee: The Vicar as chair, the Churchwardens, Deputy Churchwardens; Treasurer and Secretary.  The Standing Committee is the Vicar’s ‘sounding board’, prepares the agenda for the PCC and works out the details of projects which have been agreed by or will be presented to the PCC.

Rev Dr Ian Meredith

Rev Dr Ian Meredith

Chairman

Standing Committee

Kay Walker

Kay Walker

Church Warden

Standing Committee

Keith Phillips

Keith Phillips

Church Warden

Standing Committee

Dawn Traer

Dawn Traer

Deputy Warden

Standing Committee

Peter Bradley

Peter Bradley

Deputy Warden

Standing Committee Deanery Synod

Denise Simmons

Denise Simmons

Secretary

Standing Committee

Sally Young

Sally Young

Treasurer

Standing Committee

Valarie Agar

Valarie Agar

PCC Member

Deanery Synod

Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson

PCC Member

Deanery Synod

Ray Norman

Ray Norman

PCC Member

Leroy Osbourne

Leroy Osbourne

PCC Member

Ian Parker

Ian Parker

PCC Member

Stephen Traer

Stephen Traer

PCC Member

Colin Chalmers

Colin Chalmers

PCC Member

Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

PCC Member

Carolyn Bullock

Carolyn Bullock

PCC Member

Alan Sargent

Alan Sargent

PCC Member

Janice Sargent

Janice Sargent

PCC Member