St Mary’s Parochial Church Council (PCC)
The PCC, working closely with the Rector, is responsible for the overall wellbeing, practical as well as spiritual, of the Church, the church members and church buildings. The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the Church within the wider community. Church Members are encouraged to stand for election to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) providing a balance of skills and experience.
The PCC is registered with the Charity Commission (No 1138070) under the Charities Act 2011. Its governing document is the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956. Membership is determined under the new Church Representation Rules 2020. Membership consists of the Rector, ex-officio members, Churchwardens, Lay Readers, Members of Deanery Synod and up to twelve members of the Church who are elected at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) or later co-opted during the year.
PCC members take the lead along with members of the congregation on a number of issues: developing our mission; safeguarding; finance; health and safety; outward giving; fabric; churchyard; barn centre; pastoral care; special events such as the Christmas Tree Festival.
Dates of 2021 PCC Meetings: 17th March, 19th May, 14th July, 22nd September, 24th November (all Wednesdays and currently held virtually via Zoom).
Parochial Church Council Members
Ex Officio Members:
|Rector||Rev’d. Paul Mundy|
|Deanery Synod||Jeremy Burdett|
|Vice Chair & Treasurer||Christopher Hume|
|PCC Secretary||Susan Balloch|
|Safeguarding Officer||Caroline Smith|
Committees and working groups include:
Standing Committee: Rev’d. Paul Mundy, Mel Balloch, Tony Bailey, Jeremy Burdett, Geoff Clinton, Christopher Hume (Chair), Alan Young
Barn Centre Committee: Tony Bailey (Chair), Patsy Bailey, Alan Morgan, Linda Farmer, Rosemary Walters, Audrey Wagstaff, Sue Balloch (Secretary)
Safeguarding: Caroline Smith, Rev’d. Paul Mundy, Linda Farmer
Finance Team: Christopher Hume, Robin Parris, Ruth Connellan, Ian Reekie
Fabric: Alan Young, Tony Bailey, Christopher Hume, Mel Balloch
Pastoral Care: Patsy Bailey, Issy Baty, Jo Wood
Outward Giving: Jeremy Burdett, Rev’d. Paul Mundy, Ron and June Perou, Ian Reekie, Sue Balloch
Youth: Ali Brown, Lee Buck, Rev’d. Paul Mundy, Patsy Bailey, Issy Baty,
Churchyard: Christopher Hume, Alan Young, Tony Bailey
Christmas Tree Festival: Sara Fuller, Rev’d Paul Mundy
APCM (Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting)
Date of APCM meeting: Sunday 25th April 2021