Parish Governance

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The Parochial Church Council is a body of trustees with the duty to consult together on matters of general concern and importance to the parish. Its functions include co-operation with the Rector in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.

PCC Secretary: John Rivers, email

The current PCC members are :

Chris Harris
Paul O’Brien

Deanery Synod members:
Jan Allotey (General Synod Member)
Gill Appleton
Ernie Charlton
Bryan Coghlan (Vice-Chair & Diocesan Synod Member)
Steve Lockett (Treasurer)
Pat Stalker

Elected PCC members:
Wendy Beastall
Belinda Coghlan
Jane Knight
Jonathan Layfield
Linda Lewis
Beth Roberts
Phil Boxhall
Keith Billing
Alison Phillips
Penny Smith
Janet Thompson

Pastoral Worker:
Mary Harris

Mark Hart (Rector & Chair)
Vanessa Layfield (Curate)

Standing Committee: Bryan Coghlan, Chris Harris, Mark Hart, Steve Lockett, Paul O’Brien, Beth Roberts

Papers for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting held on Wednesday 26th April 2023, 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church:
Minutes of the 2022 AMP & APCM
PCC Financial Statements 2022
PCC General Fund Accounts 2022 & Budget 2023
Trustees’ Report 2022
Annual Report 2022-2023: Groups & Activities
Electoral Roll (names only) as at 2023 APCM

Church Electoral Roll
The church’s electoral roll is the register of its voting members.
To be eligible for your name to be on it, you should be over 16. Everybody whose name is on the electoral roll is entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which is held before the end of May each year.

If you are not on the roll and would like to be on please complete an application form, fill it in and hand it in to the Electoral Roll Officer or a Churchwarden, or to the Parish Office. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act the information declared on the form will be stored and used only by St. Mary’s Church for internal use. This information will not be passed on to any third party.