The Parochial Church Council, or PCC, is an executive committee of the Parish with powers and duties defined by certain Acts of Parliament. The membership consists of the Rector and Churchwardens plus a number of representatives of the laity elected at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).
The PCC has the responsibility of co-operating with the Rector in promoting the whole mission of the church; pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. Formally, the PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of St. Mary's Church and the care and maintenance of the Church fabric and its contents. It also has a voice in the forms of service used by the Church and may make representations to the Bishop on matters affecting the welfare of the Parish.
Although the PCC has ultimate responsibility, it delegates some of this work to a number of sub-committees which meet at appropriate intervals and provide feedback to the PCC meetings. These sub-committees make a most worthwhile contribution to the general wellbeing of the Parish and the PCC.
In addition to their formal duties, PCC members act as representatives for all parishioners in the affairs of the church. All who are on the church's Electoral Roll can attend the APCM and may vote for members of the PCC.
If you are interested in joining the PCC, please contact the Rector, Lynda Klimas on 01525 403139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.