Who We Are
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the governing body for the church.
The PCC is a team made up of members of clergy and lay members of the church. 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 Minister and Churchwardens but to quote from the Parochial Church Council (Powers) Measure 1956 section 2 ‘It shall be the duty of the minister and the PCC to consult together on matters of general concern.
Members of the PCC have the right to be consulted, to know what is proposed, and to have the opportunity to express an opinion on it.
The Minister 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 (APCM). The PCC also appoints a standing committee, the Minister as chair, the churchwardens, the treasurer and PCC secretary.