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NOTICE OF ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

Parish of   GEORGEHAM

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St George’s Church, Georgeham

 on the 11th day of October2020, following the 10 am service.

For election of parochial representatives of the laity as follows—

*To the Deanery Synod   2 representatives

To the Parochial Church Council  3 or more representatives

For the appointment of the Independent Examiner or Auditor.

For the consideration of—

a) a report on changes to the Roll since the last annual parochial church meeting

b) an Annual Report on the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the parish generally;

c) the financial statements of the council for the year ending on the 31st December preceding the meeting;

d) the annual report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the  churches of the parish;

e) a report of the proceedings of the deanery synod; and

f) other matters of parochial or general Church interest.

In this Notice, “parish” means an ecclesiastical parish.

NOTES

1. Every lay person whose name is entered on the Church Electoral Roll of the parish (and no other person) is entitled to vote at the election of parochial representatives of the laity.

2. A person is qualified to be elected a parochial representative of the laity if—

(a) his or her name is entered on the Church Electoral Roll of the parish and, unless he or she is under 18, has been entered there for at least the preceding six months;

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(b) he or she is an actual communicant (which means that he or she has received Communion according to the use of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election);

(c) he or she is at least 16; and

(d) he or she is not disqualified as referred to in paragraph 3 of these Notes.

3. (1) A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a churchwarden or a member of a parochial church council, a district church council or a joint council if the person is disqualified from being a trustee of a charity (and the disqualification is not subject to a waiver which permits membership of a parochial church council, district church council or joint council).

(2) A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a member of a parochial church council, a district church council, a district church council, a joint council or a deanery synod if the person is included in a barred list (within the meaning of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006).

(3) A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a member of a parochial church council, a district church council, a joint council or a deanery synod if the person has been convicted of an offence mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (with that expression being construed in accordance with Rule 71(2) of the Church Representation Rules).

(4) A person’s disqualification under sub-paragraph (3) may be waived by the bishop of the diocese by giving the person notice in writing.

(5) A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a member of a parochial church council if the person has been disqualified from holding office under section 10(6) of the Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977.


4*. A scheme is in operation in this parish which provides that any person entitled to vote in the elections of parochial representatives of the laity to the parochial church council or to the deanery synod or to both may apply on the appropriate form to the Minister of the parish (or other person signing below) for a postal vote. The completed form must be received before the commencement of the annual parochial church meeting.

Signed  M. Newbon, Rector




ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS


Parish of                        GEORGEHAM


Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the parishioners to be held in

St George’s Church, Georgeham


On the 11th day of October, following the 10 am service


for the election of churchwardens.


Signed M. Newbon, Incumbent




Notes

1. All persons whose names are entered on the church Electoral Roll of the parish and all persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence are entitled to attend and vote at the meeting.


2. Under section 4 of the Churchwardens Measure 2001, candidates for election must be nominated and seconded in writing by persons entitled to attend the meeting.  The nomination paper must include a statement, signed by the person nominated, that he or she is willing to serve as a churchwarden and is not disqualified under section 2(1), (2) or (3) of the Measure or under Section 2 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016.  The nomination paper must be received by the minister of the parish before the commencement of the meeting; if there is no minister it must be received before the commencement of the meeting by the churchwarden who signed the notice convening the meeting.


3. In this notice ‘parish’ means an ecclesiastical parish.



NOTICE OF REVISION OF CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL


Parish of                   GEORGEHAM


Notice is given that the Church Electoral Roll of the above parish will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning on the 13th day of September 2020 and ending on the 27th day of September 2020


After the revision, a copy of the Roll will be published by the Parochial Church Council on this website. for at least 14 days and a copy of the Roll will be available for inspection on a reasonable request being made to the Council.


Under the Church Representation Rules, a lay person is entitled to have his or her name entered on the roll if the person—

(a) is baptised,

(b) is aged 16 or over, and

(c) has made one of the following three declarations and duly applied for enrolment.


The first declaration is that the person is a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it and is resident in the parish.


The second declaration is that the person is a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it, is not resident in the parish, but has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months.


The third declaration is that the person is a member in good standing of a Church which is not in communion with the Church of England but subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and is also a member of the Church of England and has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months.


Application Forms for enrolment can be obtained from the Church PCC Secretary . In order for a person to be entitled to attend the annual parochial church meeting and to take part in its proceedings, an Application Form for enrolment must be returned by the date shown above for the ending of the revision of the Church Electoral Roll by the Parochial Church Council.


Any error discovered in the Roll should at once be reported to the Church Electoral Roll Officer.


Dated this 6th day of September 2020


Church PCC Secretary


Address  9 Cott Lane, Croyde, EX33 1ND. Email address (optional ) mskud@sky.com


In this Notice, “parish” means an ecclesiastical parish.