- The PCC is the governing body of the parish. The membership of a PCC may be viewed here.
- PCCs are statutory bodies. They were first created by the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 and in 1921 PCCs replaced vestry meetings for most purposes. Their composition is regulated by the Church Representation Rules, which are created and amended under the Synodical Government Measure 1969. Their powers and duties are to be found mainly in those rules, in the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 and elsewhere, piecemeal, in other statutes, measures and canons.
- Although PCCs have identifiable constitutional features, they do not individually have their own constitutions. The members of a PCC are treated as Charity Trustees for most of the purposes of charities legislation. Those PCCs with gross annual income over £100,000 must register with the Charity Commission and will have a charity number. The proceedings of all PCCs are required to be conducted in accordance with charity legislation and must be minuted.
Our PCC meets regularly to discuss all areas of the life of the church from finance to mission. The Council are split into different areas of responsiblity and they also meet regularly. By doing this, we hope to ensure all areas of the life of the church are well cared for and resourced. The end goal is to see the church fulfilling it’s vision to see Christ shared, our community served and the wider church resourced. One of the key ways that the church ensures we resource the wider church is to be a contributing part of the common fund. Watch this video to see more on this vital part of the Diocese’ strategy.