Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Monday, 4 April 2011 @ 7.30pm

St Matthew’s Annual Meeting will be held in the church. The meeting is open to all, but only those on the current electoral roll can speak or vote (see below for more on Electoral Roll). This important church meeting is a chance to look back at 2010 and look forward together to 2011 and beyond. It is also the place where we elect Churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod members for the next 3 years (also see below).
Do pray about the meeting and put it in your diary.

The Reports that you will need can be found in the News section of this web site.

Elections of Church wardens and PCC and Deanery Synod members

Churchwardens. We elect two churchwardens every year. Phil May is planning to stand again but Tim Snowdon will be stepping down. Please do pray about and encourage people to stand for this vital leadership role. Candidates must be over 21 and on the electoral roll or resident in the parish.

PCC. Our expectation at present is that there will be 3 PCC places available for election. Those who stand must be over 16 and on the electoral roll of St Matthew’s.
Please pray about and encourage people to stand.

Deanery Synod. The Diocese of Bristol is divided into 7 Deaneries. Each Deanery has a ‘council’ called a Synod made up of all ordained clergy and elected lay representatives drawn from each church. St Matthew’s can have up to 3 people elected to Deanery Synod this year. Deanery Synod members are also a part of the PCC. Deanery Synod is becoming an increasingly influential body in the Diocese. Elections are for a three year period. There are up to 5 meetings per year around the Deanery. If you want to know more do speak to Mat, Vanessa Conte or Chris McConnell or collect a leaflet from church.
Please pray about and encourage people to stand.

Electoral Roll

This is the official list of names and addresses of all those who can vote at the Annual Meeting. It may also be regarded as the ‘membership list’ for a church. In order to be on the roll you must be over 16, a regular worshipper and/or parish resident and have applied. A full current list of roll members is on the board in church and application forms to join the roll are also available there. If you would consider yourself a member of St Matthew’s then you should be on the roll.
Further information from Mat or Gillian Baxter, the Electoral Roll officer.

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