Find out about the ‘how, when, where, why’ of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Each year St Saviour’s holds its Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), and this year’s meeting seems to have come around more quickly than usual as due to Covid restrictions last year’s APCM was only held in October. It is an important event in the church calendar and an opportunity for those on the church electoral roll to vote on a number of different matters. Please do contact the church office to be added to the electoral roll.
When, where and how
This year’s meeting will take place on Tuesday 25 May at 7.30pm. It is hoped that this will take place both as a physical meeting in church and with opportunities to access the meeting via zoom, to allow as many as possible to participate. Details will be available nearer the time. Please note that in order to adhere to social distancing requirements, numbers attending the physical meeting may need to be restricted to comply with the guidance in place at the time.
Why it’s important
The APCM is an opportunity to consider the life of the church, including a formal review of the financial statements. Looking back over the past year (2020), it has been a year like no other for St Saviour’s and, I’m sure, everyone in the church family. As we hopefully emerge from the Covid restrictions that have had such an impact on the life of our church, the APCM will be an opportunity for reflection and a chance to look forward.
As well as approving the annual report of the PCC and Financial Statements, the APCM is an opportunity to elect members to the Parochial Church Council (PCC). There are currently several vacancies on the PCC. If you are interested in joining, please do let myself or Andy know, so that you can be sent a nomination form or for a chat about how you can become involved. Please do prayerfully consider whether this is a way you could contribute to the governance of our church. Elections will also take place at the APCM for the position of churchwarden and for members of the deanery synod, on which there is a standing vacancy.
The PCC would like to encourage as many as possible to attend this year’s APCM whether in person or virtually.
Claire Johnston, PCC secretary