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Annual Meetings

Annual meetings (APCM) take place in parishes before 31 May each year. The annual meeting receives reports on changes to the electoral roll, general parish activities and financial matters. The annual meeting also elects new members to the PCC and to deanery synod every three years.

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. 

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Electoral Roll forms 

Electoral roll forms and all other forms required for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting can be found on the Parish Resources website.


At the APCM the PCC should provide an annual report in relation to safeguarding. In the PCC’s annual report will be a statement which reports on progress and a statement as to whether or not the PCC has complied with the duty to have “due regard” to the House of Bishops’ guidance in relation to safeguarding. Please see the following links for more details:

For more information please contact Nathan Whitehead
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