PCC Agenda

St Luke's Church, Eccleshill, is part of the Church of England, and that means we are not free to do things entirely our own way and make things up as we go along.  Church of England churches are governed by the Church Representation Rules (CRRs), which direct that there shall be a Church Electoral Roll, an Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and a Parochial Church Council (PCC), how the PCC shall be made up, and how often it shall meet.

The rules specify that for churches like ours with between 101 and 150 names on the Church Electoral Roll, there shall be 3 Deanery Synod Representatives (elected every 3 years and serving 3-year terms) and 4 PCC members (elected each year and each serving for 3 years). Unelected places can be filled at Annual or Special Parochial Church Meetings, and places which have fallen vacant can be filled by the PCC.

In accordance with these rules, our PCC has 16 members, namely:

  • The clergy (we have just 1, the vicar),
  • 2 churchwardens elected by the 2018 Meeting of Parishioners (who serve 1 year),
  • 1 Deanery Synod representatives elected by the 2017 APCM (leaving 2 vacancies), who is also a churchwarden,
  • 1 Deanery Synod representative elected by the 2018 APCM (still leaving 1 vacancy),
  • 3 members elected by the 2016 APCM (leaving 1 vacancy),
  • 2 members elected by the 2017 APCM (leaving 2 vacancies), and
  • 7 members elected by the 2018 APCM (filling the 4 seats and the 3 vacancies left in 2016 and 2017). 

The CRRs say the Church Electoral Roll must be revised each year, and renewed every 6 years from 2007. This means that 2019 is a year for its renewal, and the PCC has resolved that notice will be given on Sunday 13th January and the revision will be completed on Wednesday 27th February.

The CRRs say a PCC must meet at least 4 times a year: ours usually meets each month except March/April, August and December.

The rules for how a PCC does its business is laid down in an appendix to the CRRs.

We are making an effort to improve the way we give notice of the business at our PCC meetings. This page is aimed at PCC members, and its purpose is to record the items which are coming up for discussion. If you are a PCC member, you may place any motion on the agenda by giving a fortnight's notice to the secretary. Once you've given this notice we will put it up on this page so that everyone knows what is coming.

Dates. Meetings are planned for 7.30pm in the church building on: 

  • Thursday 10th January 2019 (the agenda has now been issued).
  • Tuesday 12th February 2019.

In addition, the following dates are planned for the Annual Meetings:

  • Sunday 3rd March at 11.30am: Annual Meeting of Parishioners (to elect churchwardens)
  • Sunday 24th March at 10.30am: Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

Items. The following items have been notified for January's meeting:

  • To allocate the writing of the reports for the Annual Meeting,
  • To review the Experimental Service in November,
  • To plan services for the Easter period,
  • Something about tidying parts of the church building.

We hope to update this page after each meeting and whenever new items of business are notified.

This page was last updated on 31st December 2018.