St Bride's: Worship & Ministry: Parochial Church Council

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St Bride's: Worship & Ministry

Parochial Church Council

The Role of the Parochial Church Council

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is an executive committee of the parish with powers and duties defined by Acts of Parliament.

The PCC:

  • works with the Rector in promoting the mission of the church. This includes taking forward 'Mission Action Planning' and 'Capital Vision 2020'.

The minister in charge of the parish and the PCC have a duty to consult together on matters of general concern and importance to the parish, and to co-operate in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the church: pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. This includes almost everything to do with the church's work in the parish, and its relationship with the deanery and the diocese.

  • is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the church, churchyard and moveable objects.
  • has overall charge of all expenditure.
  • members are Trustees of the church.

The PCC is a body corporate, which means that it is a separate body from the people who serve on it. PCC members are also trustees, which entails various responsibilities under charity law.

Download our PCC Code of Conduct.

PCC Membership

  • All clerks in Holy Orders beneficed in or licensed to the parish
  • Deacons or lay workers licensed to the parish
  • Readers licensed to the parish, and on the electoral roll of the parish
  • Churchwardens
  • Lay members of the Deanery, Diocesan or General Synod, who are on the electoral roll of the parish, who serve a five year term
  • Lay representatives of the parish elected at the APCM to serve a three year term
  • Co-opted members, clerical or lay (optional)

A list of the current St Bride's PCC membership is given below.
(+) denotes membership of the PCC Standing Committee
(*) denotes the individual attends Standing Committee meetings but is not a member

Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce (+) (Chair)

Associate Priests:
Revd Dr Jeff Lake
Revd Mark Fox

Christopher Betterton (until 2020) (Vice-Chair) (+)
Lucy Nutt (until 2021) (+)
Nicholas Baldock (until 2022) (+)
Valerie Locks (until 2022) (+)

Deanery Synod representatives (to seek re-election in 2020):
Geoffrey Burgess, Edwin Chappell, Jenny Kingsley, Ashley Painter, Terence Smith

Elected members:

To seek re-election in 2020:
Eric Davies, Jonathan McEvoy, Peter Silver, two vacancies

To seek re-election in 2021:
Gavin Conn, Jane French, Everarda Slabbekoorn, Ingrid Slaughter, one vacancy

To seek re-election in 2022:
Emmanuel Adeniji, Gerald Bowey, Jill James, Alasdair Johnstone (+), Graham Hill

The following attend meetings but are not members of the PCC:
James Irving (*) (Head of Operations), David Lowish (*) (PCC Treasurer), Claire Seaton (Administrator) (Electoral Roll Officer)