APCM and Electoral Roll
The regulations surrounding eligibility to serve as a Churchwarden, PCC Member or Deanery Synod member have changed in the last twelve months following changes to the Church Representation Rules and the Churchwardens Measure (as a result of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016). New versions of the nomination forms are available on the Parish Resources website at: http://www.parishresources.org.uk/pccs/apcms/. The page also includes a revised version of the 'Fit and Proper Persons' declaration which can be done to verify eligibility in place of using nomination form wording.
Maintaining Your Electoral Roll
Your Electoral Roll will have been completely refreshed in 2013 and the next complete refresh is due in spring 2019. Nonetheless parishes are legally required to maintain and update their Rolls in the intervening period, reviewing them annually, to delete those members who leave/move away and remembering of course to remove those members who have died.
Although parishes only need to refresh their Rolls every six years, it is still a legal requirement to report the updated number to the Diocesan Secretary, immediately following the APCM each year, to be received no later than 1 June (Church Representation Rule 1.4). Please either post certificates to: Alice Russell, Diocesan Office St Nicholas Centre, 4, Cutler Street Ipswich IP1 1UQ; or email to: email@example.com
- Revision of Electoral Roll Notice (for manual completion) | PDF
- Revision of Electoral Roll Notice (for electronic completion) | RTF
- Application for enrolment on the Church Election Roll | PDF
- Electoral Roll Certificate (for printing and posting) | PDF
- Electoral Roll Certificate (for electronic completion and emailing) | RTF