Annual Meetings 2020
This page has been updated to reflect new guidance in place because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
If you have already had your Annual Meetings….
The churchwardens chosen in 2019 remain in office until those chosen in 2020 are admitted unless the archdeacons of bishops allow otherwise. Incumbents will be able to admit new churchwardens only when safe and absolutely necessary, and following consultation with their archdeacon. The archdeacons will hold a service of celebration for new churchwardens at a future date.
Deanery Synod representatives elected in 2017 (or subsequently to fill a casual vacancy) continue in post until 30th November 2020. They will, therefore, comprise the electorate for the House of Laity of the General Synod, when those elections go ahead.
PCC members will already have been appointed at your APCM.
If you haven’t yet had your Annual Meetings….
Don’t panic! The deadline for Annual Meetings (Annual Meeting of Parishioners and APCM) has been extended until 31st October 2020.
Churchwardens elected in 2019 continue to hold office until 31st January 2021 unless their successors are admitted to office before that. (See 1. above). This extension applies also to churchwardens who were already in their sixth year of office.
Deanery Synod representatives elected in 2017 (or subsequently to fill a casual vacancy) continue in post until 30th November 2020. They will, therefore, comprise the electorate for the House of Laity of the General Synod, when those elections go ahead
PCC members will remain in post until the end of the next APCM, whenever that takes place. This extension applies also to any who were due to step down from office in 2020.
Need help with all the timescales and deadlines?
If you need assistance thinking through all the timescales and deadlines for the Annual Meetings, use this spreadsheet. All you have to do is put the date of your APCM and AMP in the relevant cell and the formulas will calculate the rest and tell you what you need to do by when.
Electoral Roll forms
Electoral roll forms can be ordered from the Bookshop.
To purchase a pack please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01245 294405.
Alternatively, these forms and all other forms required for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting can be found on the Parish Resources website.