The Parochial Church Council
The PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the care and maintenance of the church fabric and its contents. It may make representations to the Bishop and Deanery Synod on matters affecting the welfare and pastoral care of the parish. Since 2008 a PCC with an income of over £100,000 is required to register as a charity and the members of the PCC become Trustees.
Anyone wishing to become a member of the PCC has to declare that they are not disqualified from acting as a Charity Trustee and that:
They are aged 18 years or over at the date of the election or appointment;
They are capable of managing and administering their own affairs;
They do not have an unspent conviction relating to any offence involving deception or dishonesty;
They are not an undischarged bankrupt nor have they made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors;
They are not subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an Order made under section 429(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986;
They have not been removed from the office of Charity Trustee or Trustee for a Charity by an Order made by the Charity Commissioners or the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement nor are they subject to an Order under section 7 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990, preventing them from being concerned in the management or control of any relevant organisation or body.
The PCC members help to plan the aims, direction, mission and vision of St Andrew's. They meet six or seven times a year and members normally hold office for three years.
This year's Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place on 29th April 2018.
Members of the PCC for 2017/18 are:
Joan Cheesman, Jane Cohen, Colin Crowhurst, Malcolm Fry, Debbie Hartnett, Maria Henriksson-Bell, Philippa Probert, Laura Ramsay, Chris Seward, Catherine Sleath, Julia Spring and Viv Thornton.
The Churchwardens and the Clergy are automatically members of the PCC.
PCC Committee Chairmen :
Spirituality: Rev Alan Stewart (01992 582726)
Youth & Education: Tracy Plumpton
Health & Safety Officer: Rod Willis
Mission: Andrew Goodman
Social: Rhoda Giddings
Finance: Chris Seward
Safeguarding: Catherine Sleath
Deanery Synod Members