PCCLast edited by webmaster on 7 April 2017 - 9:59am
Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Church Hulme (Holmes Chapel) - registered charity no. 1132587
- PCC documents - including minutes of meetings
- PCC policies
- Safeguarding and Protection Policy - young people and vulnerable adults
- about PCCs
- The next meeting of the Church Council following the Annual Parish Meeting (in church on Sunday 23rd April) will be on Monday 8th May in the Massey Room of the Church Hall at 7.30pm.
The PCC is registered with the Charity Commission under no. 1132587 and all members are also trustees of the charity. The PCC meets bi-monthly in the church hall. The meeting agenda is sent to members by email and posted in the church porch near the time of the meeting. Minutes of meetings and other documents are available on the PCC documents page.
The members of the Council following the Annual Parochial Church Meetings on 17 April 2016 are shown below:
|ex officio members:||telephone||ex officio members:||telephone|
Revd Paul Mason
Vicar and Chairman
|Revd Gail Miller||Curate||01477 532184|
|01477 532516||Alan Rickards|
Hon Treasurer and
Deanery Synod Representative
|01477 535497||Barbara Smith|| Deanery Synod Representative||01477 537301|
|elected members:||elected members|
|Alison Dale||John Oram|
|Ray Davies||Bill Paton|
|Gareth Griffin||Traidcraft Organiser||Fiona Pullé||Sunday School Superintendent||01477 537796|
|Trevor Jenkins||Steve Smith|| PCC Secretary|
|Wendy Macdonald||Director of Music|
|Sandra Mulford||Dawn Young||(co-opted member)|
PCC documents: such as minutes of meetings, financial accounts and the like can be found here
first some history:
The Parochial Church Council is a relatively recent invention in the long history of the Church of England. Until the early years of the 20th century the administration and finances of a parish were the legal responsibility of the incumbent and the churchwardens. The members of congregations had little say in the running of the church except in electing the Churchwardens. Parochial Church Councils were first given legal status in 1919. Since then a number of Acts of Parliament have defined and refined the composition, functions and rights and responsibilities of the PCC.
so what is the purpose of the PCC?
The Synodical Government Measure 1969 states it clearly:
It shall be the duty of the incumbent and the Parochial Church Council to consult together on matters of general concern and importance in the parish.
The Measure then goes on to set out a number of functions of the PCC, of which perhaps the most important - and certainly the widest - is:
co-operation with the incumbent in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.
The incumbent and the PCC each have their own particular rights and responsibilities in the life of the Church but the important theme is partnership and co-operation.
More specifically, the PCC is responsible for the maintenance of all the church buildings and churchyard, and, together with the incumbent, for deciding how the Church's money is to be spent. The PCC is also the legal employer of the Church's paid workers, for example our Verger and Church Hall cleaner. The PCC has the right to be consulted about major changes to the forms of worship used in the parish and about the appointment of a new incumbent. It is also consulted about any pastoral scheme affecting the Parish.
The PCC also has on it one or more members of the Deanery Synod, who provide a critical link between the Parish and the wider structures of the church at Deanery, Diocese and national (General Synod) level.
how do you become a member of the PCC?
Get nominated and elected at the Annual Parish Meeting when vacancies arise - one third of our elected PCC members retires from office each year but are available for re-election. If you are over 16, confirmed and interested in serving, then Steve Smith, our PCC Secretary (<firstname.lastname@example.org>), can advise on how many vacancies will arise in any particular year.
how do I contact a PCC member?
Names and pictures of current PCC members are shown above. Talk to them after Services or ring them up! They will be delighted that you are taking an interest. If you have difficulty in contacting an individual, or if you want to address the PCC as a body, you should do so through Steve Smith, our PCC Secretary (<email@example.com>)
[adapted from a description by Jerry Porter which appeared in the Prestbury (Gloucestershire) Parish magazine in December 2003]