PCC Membership

by Michael Ford last modified 01 Apr, 2011 04:28 PM

Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) Membership

The detailed wording may be found in Church Representation Rules, but for most purposes the membership is:

  • All clergy beneficed in or licensed to the parish
  • If the parish is part of a team ministry, then all the clergy members of the team of that ministry
  • Any deaconess or lay worker licensed to the parish
  • The churchwardens, (also the deputy churchwardens of any districts legally defined by Scheme within the parish)
  • If the PCC so determines, any Licensed Lay Ministers whose names are on the church electoral roll of the parish
  • All persons whose names are on the church electoral roll of the parish and who are lay members of the Deanery Synod, Diocesan Synod or General Synod
  • Elected representatives of the laity:
    6 – where there are 50 or fewer names on the church electoral roll
    9 – where there are 100 or fewer names on the church electoral roll
    a further 3 representatives for every 100 (or part thereof) names on the electoral roll up to a maximum of 15
  • Co-opted members up to one fifth of the number of the lay representation or two, whichever number is greater.  These can be either lay or clergy

 

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