Electoral Roll

2019 Electoral Roll Refresh

We are required this year to renew our church electoral rolls.

Why be on the Electoral Roll?

Most importantly, being on the Electoral Roll is a way of saying 'I belong' to our churches; a sign of commitment to the church family and to God's mission among us.

It also entitles you to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and to stand for election to the PCC - the church's governing body - and roles such as churchwarden.

Who can be on the Electoral Roll?

Any lay person who is baptised and over 16 years old can be on the Electoral Roll, provided that they live in the parish or have worshipped at the church regularly for at least six months (or, if you used to attend regularly, but are now prevented by ill health).

Our Church Family

One of the special things about our churches is the sense of family we find here, a family of very different people who are drawn together by Jesus' love for us and our desire to follow Him.

I hope that you will not only want to be on the Electoral Roll, but will also be prayerfully asking God how else He is calling you to be an active part of the body of Christ here.

How?

Electoral Roll forms will be available at the back of each of the churches and online. Fill one in (indicating which parish’s roll you wish to be on – if you are eligible to be on both rolls, fill in two forms) and drop then in to church or the Rectory.

Forms should please be returned by 19 March.

Applications to join the Electoral Roll

Under the Church Representation Rules, any persons are entitled to have their names entered on the Roll if:

they are baptised 

aged 16 or over

have signed a form of application for enrolment

 and either:

A. are members of the Church of England or of any Church in communion with the Church of England being resident in the parish or (not being resident in the parish) having habitually attended public worship in the parish during the six months prior to the application for enrolment;

or

B. are members in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity declaring themselves also to be members of the Church of England and having habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.

Download: Electoral Roll Application Form