The 2017 Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on held on 7th April 2017. The APCM is an important occasion in the life of a parish. It is when we elect churchwardens and members of the Parochial Church Council for the coming year, and when we give account to one another for our stewardship of the church. It provides a snapshot of the life of our community, which is part of a continuum of faith stretching back locally to the foundation of St Matthew’s in 1849 and in the universal church back to Christ himself.
Order of business at the APCM
The Church Representation Rules require there to be held not later than the 30th April in each year the annual parochial church meeting (APCM). The Bishop granted dispensation under Church Representation Rule 53 to authorise the late holding of the APCM on 7th May 2017.
All lay persons whose names are entered on the roll of the parish are entitled to attend the APCM and to take part in its proceedings.
The meeting shall receive from the PCC and shall be free to discuss:
A report on changes in the electoral roll.
An annual report on the proceedings of the PCC and the activities of the parish generally.
The financial statements of the PCC for the year ending on the 31st December immediately preceding the meeting.
A report upon the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish.
A report on the proceedings of the deanery synod.
The annual meeting shall:
Elect in every third year parochial representatives of the laity to the deanery synod.
Elect parochial representatives of the laity to the parochial church council.
Appoint the independent examiner to the council.
Any person entitled to attend the meeting may ask any question about parochial church matters, or bring about a discussion of any matter of parochial or general church interest, by moving a general resolution or by moving to give any particular recommendation to the council in relation to its duties.
Sunday 7th May 2017, 12.15pm APCM 2017
Agenda APCM Minutes 2016 Annual Report 2016 Mission Action Plan